Membership of the Association will be open to all practising and qualified individuals working within Forensic Toxicology and associated job roles.

Membership will operate on three categories: (1) Professional Member (Practicing), Professional Member (Non-practicing); (2) Associate Member (3) Affiliate Member, and Affiliate Student Member.

Professional Membership

Professional Membership (Practicing) is open to those individuals with an appropriate science degree who are practicing forensic toxicologists with at least 4 years experience in a role pertaining to forensic toxicology.

Professional Membership (Non-practicing) is open to those individuals with an appropriate science degree and at least 4 years experience in a role pertaining to forensic toxicology who no longer practice as forensic toxicologists but remain active in the field of forensic toxicology.

Associate Membership

Associate Membership is open to those individuals with an appropriate science degree who are practicing forensic toxicologists with less than 4 years experience in a role pertaining to forensic toxicology.

Affiliate Membership

Affiliate membership is open to those individuals who are professionally linked to the field of forensic toxicology (for example, pathologists/medical examiners) but are not actively involved in forensic toxicology casework and to post-graduate students studying in the field of forensic toxicology (students are required to indicate ‘student’ on their application form).

References:

A summary statement of the nature of qualifications and experience shall accompany all applications.  

All applicants MUST be sponsored by two Professional Members of UKIAFT.

The annual subscription is due on confirmation of acceptance of membership and on each succeeding January 1st. Any member joining after 1st November will not be charged for membership until January of the following year.

Note: Professional (Practicing) members, Professional (Non-practicing) members and Associate members can attend UKIAFT Business meetings.  Affiliate members are not permitted to attend UKIAFT Business meetings.  Only Professional (Practicing) members have voting rights at the UKIAFT Business meetings. Professional (Non-practicing) members, Associate members and Affiliate members have no voting rights at the UKIAFT Business meetings. 

Dues:

Professional Member: £20
Associate Member: £10
Affiliate Member: £10

Application and reference forms are available below as pdf files.



Please forward completed electronic forms via email to the UKIAFT Secretary (duncan.stephen@nhs.net). For details of where to post paper forms to, please contact the same email address.

For those wondering how to complete a pdf form electronically, there are a number of software packages available on the web, both free and purchased, that enable pdf editing.