All of the Fingerprint Society members who transferred across to The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences will now have receive notifications of the new prices by email.
Our membership administistator has received a few emails from Fingerprint Society members so we wanted to answer them to make it clear for everyone.
Those who previously received Complimentary membership will continue to receive their membership free of charge.
The Society offers concessionary rates for all levels of membership (except students). The Concessionary rate of £40 is available to anyone who can provide proof that they are Students, Unemployed or Retired. Contact us for more details Membership@csofs.org.
All members who transferred to The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences received Affiliate level membership, funded by the Fingerprint Society - this is valid until the end of December 2016. You will all receive your renewals, via email, in December. This year those of you who already pay by Direct Debit or opt to do so BEFORE the 1st October will get your membership prices held for another year (AND you still receive a further £3.50 discount) - you can save as much as £13.50 on you annual renewal fee. You must have a UK bank account t be able to set up and pay by Direct Debit.
If you wish to upgrade you can apply free of charge until June 2017 -(usual application fee is £25) - please contact our membership team Membership@csofs.org for how to proceed or if you have any further questions.
Usually we expect that before applying for Fellowship of the Society that you have been a member for at least 3 years. In order to recognise that you have previoulsy been members and Fellows of the Fingerprint Society MEC has agreed to accept applications from all Fellows of the Fingerprint Society who wish to apply to upgrade. All of the other conditions of Fellowship must be strictly adhered to please vist the Fellowship page of our website for more details. http://www.csofs.org/Fellowship.
2016-2017 Subscription Rate
* You will receive an email telling you that its time to renew sometime in early December - YOU MUST USE THE DISCOUNT CODE FPSocRenew5 to get the extra £5 discount off the invoiced amount - this is applicable to affiliates level membership only . We have done this so that, at least in the short term you pay only the same as you paid when you were just a member of the Fingerprint Society. You fill this code in the promotions box at the point of payment.
** Please note AcFP is NOT currently open for new applications - this level will soon be being withdrawn and replaced with an updated process - those currently registered as AcFP will be informed shortly.
You will see from the ale above that your membership fees for the 2016-2017 year is kindly subsidised by the Fingerprint Society by £15 per member which will be paid to us directly.
At the beginning of December we will email you telling you that your subs are due, what the rate (as shown in the table above) for the year ahead and give you details of how to pay. At this time we generated an invoice which is logged against your membership record allowing you to go online and pay by Credit or Debit Card or PayPal. Direct Debit is the easiest and cheapest way to pay your society membership each year.
* for members who already pay by Direct Debit or who sign up to do so before the 1st October 2016.
You will soon be able to set up a direct debit via the website. We will let you know as soon as that service is available.
You may also wish to make a Gift Aid Declaration 2015 Gift Aid Declaration 2015 this allows us to claim the tax back on your subscriptions - this costs you nothing and is huge boost to the Society.
If you prefer you can pay by phone, call 01423 790 391 and one of the team will be happy to help you.
If you have any questions about renewals or you wish to cancel your membership then please email us directly Membership@csofs.org.
The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences
Copthall Bridge House, Station Bridge
Telephone +44 (0)1423 790 391