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Join a global network of diverse experts all working to improve lives through forensic science. Learn, collaborate, and grow with us!

Our multidisciplinary scientific membership provides opportunities and tools to maximize professional development, grow personal contacts, and engage with peers within the forensic science community. Our 6,500+ AAFS members represent all 50 United States and 71 other countries. Our membership is organized within 12 sections (disciplines), supplying access to valuable resources within specific areas of forensic science. Through new research, the development of new standards, and the adaptation of a modern world, our members are leading the progression of forensic science. 




2025 Fall Membership Application

Apply for AAFS Membership or Promote your current status. 
Note: Associate Member is the highest status a non-member can apply for

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2025 Annual Affiliate Eligibility Form

Student Affiliates and Trainee Affiliates, use the form below to confirm your membership eligibility.
Note: For Current Student Affiliates/Trainee Affiliates Only


The eligibility system is currently closed.