APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP
Application for Active, Associate, Life, Student, and Honorary Membership shall be made using the official OK-IAI membership application form and the completed form shall be submitted directly to the Secretary of the OK-IAI along with the annual dues and application fee.
The active membership of the OK-IAI shall consist of persons actively engaged in the science of forensic identification, crime scene investigation, evidence examination and preservation, and their Bureau or Department Heads, provided, however, that the foregoing persons are bonafide employees of and who receive salaries from National, State, County, or Municipal Governments or some subdivision thereof. Active Members shall not lose their status because of retirement or change of position, so long as they remain in good standing, and they may hold office. An Active Member must be recommended by a member, who is active and in good standing in the OK-IAI.
All reputable persons, fully or partially engaged in any of the various phases of the science of Forensic Identification, crime scene investigation, evidence examination and preservation, 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 be 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, Secretary or Treasury. Associate members must be recommended by a member, who is active and in good standing in the OK-IAI.
Student Membership of the OK-IAI shall consist of persons who are full or part time college students at an accredited college with a major in law enforcement and/or a forensic science related field. In addition, the applicant must include documentation such as a letter from university and/or professor, or a copy of transcript or registration receipt from the educational institute acknowledging student status at the time application for membership or renewal is made.
If the applicant is employed full time in an area of Forensic Science and qualifies for membership under Active Membership, the person shall not be eligible for Student Membership status.
Any individual who is in any type of internship as part of their college course work shall be considered to not be employed by a law enforcement agency for the purposes of this section.
Student members shall not be entitled to vote or hold office. Student members, shall in all respects, be subject to the same rules and code of ethics as all other members.
Honorary Membership of the OK-IAI shall consist of persons who have performed some particular service for OK-IAI, who have assisted the Forensic Science Community, or who have performed some meritorious act for law enforcement. Such person or persons, upon motion of any member in good standing, may be designated by the Board of Directors or by a majority vote at the General Membership Meeting in Conference as an Honorary Member for a period of one (1) year, and shall be excused from payment of dues and assessments. They shall not be eligible to vote or hold office.
Members in Good Standing
An OK-IAI member shall be considered to be a “member in good standing”, as long as the member is not currently under suspension by the division. During suspension, the individual shall still be subject to investigation in conformance with Article II Ethics Investigations.