Become a Member of the IABPA


There are four classes of membership within the IABPA for which to apply:

Member Type


Application Form

 Associate Member

A member who has NOT completed a forty-hour basic bloodstain pattern analysis course but who desires to become a member of the IABPA for general interests.


Membership Application

 Provisional Member

A member who has been recommended by a Full Member and who has completed a forty-hour basic bloodstain pattern analysis course (content defined by IABPA Education Committee guidelines which must include supervised, practical, laboratory based practical assignments).

Provisional/FULL Membership Application

Course Requirements.pdf

 Full Member

A member who has held the position of Provisional Member for a least one year and who has been recommended based upon efforts in the field of study of bloodstain pattern analysis.

Request for Promotion to Full Membership.PDF

Distinguished Member A member who has rendered significant service to the discipline or the Association and who has been awarded the designation by his or her peers. View current list of distinguished members

2017 IABPA Annual Membership Dues $40 US.                                                                               

Please ensure that payment accompanies your registration form.

IABPA accepts American Express, Mastercard and Visa.

Online payments can be made here


To mail fees in the form of Check or Purchase Order,

Download:  IABPA Dues Invoice.pdf


Application Deadlines

The deadline for processing 2016/2017 applications and promotions is August 1st, 2017.

Notice to All Applicants and Existing Members

Please be advised that information contained in your membership application form is not confidential or privileged. Under appropriate circumstances it can be disseminated to the appropriate people and agencies.


The International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts does not provide proficiency certification. Membership in the IABPA does not constitute, on behalf of the Association, an attestation to the ability or proficiency of an individual member.