Memberships


Active membership of the Division shall consist of persons whose primary job duties are that of an examiner, analyst, practitioner or supervisor in the forensic sciences. Active members shall not lose their status because of retirement or change of position, so long as they remain in good standing.
(a.) All reputable persons, fully or partially engaged in any of the various phases of the science of forensic identification and investigation and who are not qualified for Active Membership, are hereby eligible to become Associate Members. They shall, in all respects, be subject to the same rules, fees, and charges and entitled to the same rights and privileges as Active Members, except that they shall not be entitled to election to the offices of President, Vice President, or Secretary-Treasurer.

(b.) All reputable persons who are attending a university, college, or community college taking courses in any of the various phases of the science of forensic identification and investigation who are not qualified for Active Membership are hereby eligible to become Associate Members. They shall, in all respects, be subject to the same rules, fees, and charges and entitled to the same rights and privileges as Active Members, except that they shall not be entitled to election to the offices of President, Vice President, or Secretary-Treasurer.
There is hereby adopted a system of Life and Sustaining Memberships which shall forever exempt a Member from the payment of dues and assessments. Life and Sustaining Members shall be eligible to vote and be entitled to all regular privileges of an Active or Associate Member as summarized in Sections 2.02 and 2.03, above.
These memberships will be granted as follows:

(a.) Life Members:
  • Past Presidents.
  • Active and Associate Members who have paid their membership dues and assessments for the past consecutive twenty-five (25) years.
(b.) Sustaining Member:
  • Active or Associate Members of the Division who pay a one time, nonrefundable sum of money equal to ten (10) times the yearly amount as established in Article III, Section 3.01, of the Bylaws.
Honorary Membership of the Chesapeake Bay Division shall consist of persons who have performed some particular service for the Division or who have, in some way, performed a meritorious act for law enforcement. Such person or persons, upon motion by any Member in good standing, may be elected by the Board of Directors or by the Division in conference to:

(a.) Honorary Life Membership shall be excused from lifetime payment of dues and fees. Voting rights and office holding eligibility shall be determined by the recipient’s membership status at the time of the award.
(b.) Honorary Annual Membership shall be excused from payment of dues and fees for a period of one (1) year. Voting rights and office holding eligibility shall be determined by the recipient’s membership status at the time of the award.
  • The President of the Parent Body of the IAI shall automatically be made an Honorary Annual.


Options for Membership Submission and Payment

The CBD-IAI now has two methods for completing the membership forms.

Mailing or E-mailing Forms

This option allows you to submit the forms by either mail or email. Please send your completed forms with a check or credit card information. 

mem_aplctn.pdf
2019 Membership Form
2019_dues_fillin_form.pdf
2019 Membership Renewal Form
chng_member_info_.pdf
2019 Change in Member Information Form
lifememberupdate2019.pdf
2019 Life Membership Form

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Online Form with Payment Submission

This option allows you to submit the forms online and directs you to the online payment section. 

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Getting Involved with the CBDIAI

Getting involved in the Division can be rewarding to a CBD member. You can learn so much more about the Forensic and Crime Scene professions through close contact with experts as they carry out functions for a professional organization such as the CBD-IAI. You can read all the books you want, attend all the classes you can afford and try to "go it alone". Still, the best way to improve your skills and to really learn these disciplines is through side-by-side contact with experts already in the field. 


In order for the CBD-IAI to function smoothly, the division needs its members to call upon skills which they already have, or are interested in acquiring. The wide variety of skills is needed by the division to operate the educational conferences and to serve the membership between conferences.

Skills needed include:

  • Person to Person Contact
  • Organizational Abilites
  • Computer Software and Programming Knowledge
  • Audio Visual Components and their Operation
  • Writing and Editorial Abilities
  • Public-Speaking Skills
  • Fund-Raising and Grant-Writing
  • Collection and Display of Historical Items

Several committees need to be staffed to permit the CBD to function as a Division that is responsive to its members:

  • Conference Planning
  • Constitution and By-Laws
  • Editorial (newsletter and website)
  • Nominating
  • Auditing/Fiance
  • Membership
  • Student Development
  • Continuing Education
  • Scholarship Fund
  • Publicity
  • Website
  • Any Special Committee appointed by the President

Educational Conferences are a time when demand for volunteers is high. Many functions and duties must be performed "behind the scenes" in order to pull off a successful conference. A typical conference requires people to perform the following duties:

  • Set-up and staff the Registration Desk
  • Perform Audio-Visual support for speakers
  • Organize and perform any fund-raising activities
  • Collect, transport and award the Door Prizes
  • Assist the Vendor Coordinator to facilitate the Conference Vendors
  • Forward any emergency communications to delegates
  • Liaison with hotel conference manager and staff
  • Photography and collection of conference historical items 

If you have an interest in becoming more involved with the Chesapeake Bay Division by offering to help with any of the above-listed functions or committees, kindly contact the current 1st. Vice President of the CBD-IAI. By contacting this officer, both of you can become familiar with each other prior to that officer taking over the Presidency of the Division.