General Trainee Affiliate Requirements

AAFS Requirements:

Trainee Affiliate status is limited to persons who have completed the educational requirements, but not the experience requirements for Associate Member in the section to which application is being made. Both at the time of application and at the time the application is being considered for approval, applicants for Trainee Affiliate status must be actively working toward completion of the experience requirements by participating in a training program or employment that supports a forensic science career accepted by the section. Each Trainee Affiliate must certify eligibility annually.

General Requirements:

  1. Have less than five (5) years of experience with a baccalaureate degree, or less than four (4) years with a master’s degree, or less than three (3) years with a doctorate degree.
  2. Applicant must provide one (1) letter of reference from their immediate supervisor indicating that the applicant is working in a program or field relevant to the forensic sciences.

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