Membership of the ASFDE Inc. is open to practitioners, students or associated professionals of the forensic document examination community.
An individual who is recognized by the committee as practicing forensic document examination in a laboratory that is recognized by the committee and IS NOT a resident of Australia or New Zealand.
An individual within or outside of Australia and New Zealand, who is recognized by the committee as working in an industry that has an association with the examination of documents.
An individual resident in Australia or New Zealand:
a. who is in training to become a forensic document examiner in a forensic document examination laboratory that is recognized by the committee; or
b. who is or was practicing in a forensic document examination laboratory that is recognized by the committee and is/was recognized in their laboratory as being fully trained.
An individual who has been a regular member for in excess of 20 years, who has made a significant contribution to the Society.
Please download the form, complete and email along with your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All applications for membership are subject to the discretion of the committee. No distinction is made in the levels of membership on the basis of tasks undertaken, for example, it is not a requirement that handwriting and signature examinations form part of a regular member applicant’s job description.
The current annual membership fee is AUD100. The annual membership fee is payable on notification of acceptance as a member of the ASFDE Inc., which will cover membership for the remainder of the Society’s financial year (1 April to 31 March). Payments can be paid by EFT or over the counter deposit. Please contact the secretary for details.
As at March 2020, the ASFDE Inc. has a membership of over eighty recognised forensic document examiners and trainees from government organisations and private practice.