Benefits of a NEAFS Membership


  • Low annual dues ($50)

  • Affordable annual meetings ($130 early registration fee)

  • Full member meeting lottery: At the annual meeting, a member is selected at random to win FREE registration AND hotel costs for the following year’s meeting!                             

  • Free/Reduced cost workshops: NEAFS offers several workshops throughout the year that are often free to members or at a lower cost.                                                          

  • Training Reimbursement: Members are eligible to receive funding towards training, workshop or non-NEAFS meeting registration and travel expenses.

  • Certification Reimbursement: Members who pass the ABC or IAI certification exam will be reimbursed for the sitting fee.

  • FREE annual meeting registration for any member or active applicant who presents a technical talk or poster!

  • The George W. Chin Memorial Scholarship is given out to a NEAFS member or active applicant yearly.

​Educational Opportunities

  • Annual Meeting

  • NEAFS-sponsored workshops

  • Networking

​Leadership/Service Opportunities

  • Board of Director’s positions

  • Committee positions and members

  • Annual meeting session chairs

  • NEAFS Sponsored Training: Any private or public forensic science laboratory in the NEAFS geographical area needing technical, scientific, or training assistance may apply. 

​Meritorious Service Award

  • This award is given to a NEAFS member that has a history of providing commendable service to the forensic science community by serving justice through casework, performing research for the advancement of forensic science, providing training and/or educating forensic scientists and future forensic scientists, and their overall contributions to the NEAFS organization.

Fun and Entertainment

  • President’s Reception – dinner and dancing at annual meetings

  • Murder Mystery Banquet (2015); Trivia night (2016); 80’s night (2017); Roaring 20's (2019)

  • Lifelong friends and invaluable networking