Membership level for students still in tertiary institutions.
This category applies for fresh graduates with no professional qualifications and no work experience.
This is the entry level for all professionals. Associate members undergo a 3-day practical training. this training qualifies them for Associate membership. After this training, they can enroll for the exams for chartered membership.
Associate members are not qualified to practice as forensic professionals until they become chartered.
To become a chartered member, you must first be an associate member, then enroll for the stage 1-3 exams. However, professionals from relevant fields are entitled to waivers for exams stage 1 and 2. School fees applies.
The training lasts for 12 months after which the candidate gets a practicing license.