If you are interested in the science of identification, you should be associated with the Iowa Division of the International Association for Identification. Membership categories are as follows:
Persons who are engaged in the science of identification, investigation, or scientific examination of evidence, who are bonafide employees of and are receiving salaries from national, state, county, or municipal governments, or some sub-division thereof, and who are actively engaged in the practice of the profession within the state of Iowa.
Limited to otherwise active members of the association who have paid their dues and assessments for the past twenty-five years or who have at the time of retirement or commencement of disability pension have paid their dues and assessments for the past ten years. Life active membership shall be granted upon application to and approval from the elected officers on the Board of Directors. Life active members shall be excused from paying membership dues for the remainder of their life. They shall however pay that portion of the conference registration fees which is necessary to cover the actual costs incurred by the association by the members attendance thereto. Life active members shall be eligible to vote and shall be entitled to all the privileges of the active member.
All reputable persons, wholly or partially engaged in any of the various phases of identification, investigation, or scientific examination of evidence and who do not qualify for active membership are eligible for associate membership status. They shall in all aspects be subject to the same rules, and fees, and shall be entitled to the same rights and privileges as active members, except that they shall not be entitled to vote or hold office.
Contact the Secretary-Treasurer with your questions concerning membership.