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Source: Cheryl Hunter, AAFS Membership Coordinator
As mentioned in the AAFS Basic Requirements for Student and Trainee Affiliate, each Student and Trainee Affiliate must certify eligibility annually. Student and Trainee Affiliate are temporary statuses and may only be held as long as you meet the requirements.
Trainee Affiliates—Please review the section requirements for Associate Member on our website at www.aafs.org. If you meet the requirements as outlined by your section, you are required to submit an application for upgrade to Associate Member by October 1, 2018. If you do not meet the requirements, you are required to submit the annual Trainee Affiliate Eligibility Form, completed by your Immediate Supervisor.
Student Affiliates—If you are enrolled in a program relevant to forensic science, you are required to submit the annual Student Affiliate Eligibility Form, completed by your Academic Advisor. Masters and doctorate students in the Anthropology Section must be sponsored by a full Member or Fellow in the Anthropology Section.
If you are now employed in a forensic science discipline, you are required to submit an application for upgrade to Trainee Affiliate or Associate Member by October 1, 2018.
If you are no longer enrolled in an educational program or working in a forensic science discipline, you may apply for the Student Affiliate Waiver. Student Affiliate status may be maintained for two consecutive calendar years beginning at the end of the calendar year within which graduation occurs. During the two-year period, once employment in a recognized forensic discipline is achieved, Student Affiliates will be required to upgrade their membership to Trainee Affiliate or Associate Member. During time on the waiver, you will still be responsible for your Student Affiliate Dues.
If you are graduating prior to the end of the 2018 calendar year, you must either apply for the waiver or provide your Spring semester education information.
The eligibility form and deadline for submission will be available on your AAFS Account Portal in early August.
Please feel free to contact the Membership Coordinator, Cheryl Hunter, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.