Membership of the IA-IP can be applied for at a number of different levels. All applications are reviewed by the Membership Committee on a case by case basis. Acceptance to all levels of membership is discretionary however the standard qualifications/professional experience required are:
Membership at the Affiliate level is available to people without any formal qualification in or direct professional involvement in Investigative Psychology (Teachers, journalists, High School students, Business persons).
Applicants should be reading for an undergraduate or Masters /other postgraduate degree in Psychology, Criminal/ Forensic Psychology, Criminalistics, Forensic Science, Law, Criminal Justice, Criminology or Policing.
Applicants to membership level are invited from Crime Analysts/ Law Enforcement Analysts**, junior ranking Police, Lawyers and other legal/crime oriented practitioners, who have no specific IP-relevant experience or training.
Applicant to hold relevant Masters level qualification*, MSc Investigative and/or Forensic Psychology or Doctoral qualification*
OR, be a,
Middle to Senior rank (equivalent to UK Inspector rank and above); or police officer with a University-level degree in Psychology, Criminal/ Forensic Psychology, Criminalistics, Forensic Science, Law, Criminal Justice, Criminology or Policing.
Principal or Senior Crime Analyst / Law Enforcement Analyst
**(at level responsible for strategic planning and/or other analysts), with IP relevant applied experience or training (i.e. in the application of social science methods to the investigation process or legal process)
Other legal practitioner or crime-related practitioner with IP relevant applied experience or training as appropriate (i.e. in the application of social science methods to the investigation process or legal process)
Full Associates may use the letters Asc.IA-IP after their names.
Fellows of the IA-IP are nominated by the Board from in recognition of advanced levels of IP related research and/or practice. Normally this will be equivalent to 10 years research on or applied practice of IP principles and knowledge.
Fellows may use the letters F. IA-IP after their names.
* Masters or Doctoral Programs in Criminal or Forensic Psychology, Criminology, Law, Criminal Justice or Policing.
** To include analysts and other professionals from Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships and similar and other analysts from all agencies working in relation to the prevention, reduction and investigation of crime
Please contact IA-IP Membership Committee Chairs Dr Kathryn Hughes or Olivia Simpson at firstname.lastname@example.org for further detail on eligibility criteria for professional practice and recognised courses and training.