New Member Forms
MAAFS would love you have you as a new member. The Application Fee is $10. You must have attended a MAAFS Business Meeting within the past 4 years for Regular Membership. For Student Membership, you must be attending an accredited college or university in a forensic program. To apply, please have handy an updated CV, a transcript listing your forensic or natural science coursework (unofficial is acceptable), and your completed Membership Proposal Form, completed by 2 MAAFS members.
Current students enrolled in an accredited college or university within the MAAFS Region can apply for a $1,000 scholarship. They must present a paper explaining their forensic research at the Annual Meeting. Current Student Members will be given first preference. Applications are due by March 1st.
Membership Change Forms
Distinguished Member: To apply for Distinguished membership, you must first obtain 15 points related to your MAAFS Membership:
5 points: Serving as an officer.
4 points: Serving as chair of an annual meeting.
3 points: Serving on the Meeting Planning Committee. Organizing a training and education workshop (held at a time other than the annual meeting).
2 points: Presentation at a training and education workshop (either at the annual meeting or another time), presentation of a paper at an annual meeting, or serving on a committee
1 point: Attendance at a MAAFS annual meeting, including the business meeting (5 points maximum).
Retired Member: To apply for Retired Membership, you must have been a member in good standing for 5 years and retired from full-time work.
If you have been thinking about taking an ABC Exam, the ABC offers 1 free exam sitting per year for MAAFS Members. Preference will be given to those members who are active in MAAFS. Please email your completed Ed Rhodes Application to MAAFS4N6@gmail.com.
American Board of Criminalistics (ABC)
Free Exam Application
MAAFS Service Awards
Distinguished Service Award Form: To nominate a MAAFS member in good standing whose actions have resulted in marked improvement in the quality, recognition, or acceptance of MAAFS.
Forensic Scientist of the Year Award Form: To nominate a MAAFS member in good standing who has developed a method or methods which greatly improve the capability or accuracy of forensic science analyses or examinations. Or, a member in good standing whose actions have resulted in marked improvement in the quality, recognition, or acceptance in the forensic science community.
New Forensic Scientist Award Form: To nominate a MAAFS member in good standing who has less than five years experience in forensic science and who demonstrates a high level of motivation and contribution to forensic science.