Fellowship of the Society is only available to those who can demonstrate outstanding achievements in the forensic science or closely related disciplines and have been members of the Society for at least 3 years. Fellows are entitled to use the post-nominal FCSFS.
Fellowship is the most distinguished category of Professional Membership and is reserved for those individuals whose qualifications and/or experience are considered to be exceptional, and/or they have made a significant contribution to their relevant area of forensic practice. Over the course of their career, Fellows will have realised a high level of achievement and provided outstanding service to their profession. Applicants must seek to establish in their application their achievements and responsibilities above and beyond that expected of a career professional.
Applicants are expected to satisfy one or more of the following criteria with regards to academic qualifications:
Applicants are expected to satisfy one or more of the following criteria with regards to operational experience:
Fellowship of the Society is only available to those who have been Professional Members for at least three years and can demonstrate outstanding achievements in the forensic science or closely related disciplines.
For the current Fellow Membership fee and the list of membership benefits, please consult the general Society membership page.
Application Process - Fellowship
Applicants are required to:
Specific questions about membership can be directed to the Membership Team. Full details of the application requirements can be found on the online application form. Candidates who are unsuccessful in gaining Fellowship will be informed why by the Membership and Ethics Committee, and advised of when they may meet the criteria for Fellowship.
The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences
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