Membership FAQ

Below are the most commonly-asked questions regarding the IACA membership. If after reviewing this FAQ you have other questions, please contact us.

How much does IACA membership cost?

The membership fee for the IACA depends on the type of your membership application. There are 3 types of membership: Individual, UN-designated Developing Country, and Group.


The current IACA membership fee for individuals is $25.00 USD. Most people join the IACA under the Individual membership category. If you are not joining under one of the listed regional crime analysis associations or groups, and you are not from a UN-designated Developing Country, use this option.

UN-designated Developing Country

If you are applying for IACA membership and you reside in one of the countries designated by the United Nations as a:

You are eligible to join the IACA for $5.00 USD. Please confirm that your country is on one or more of these UN lists; all applications will be verified and may be rejected for this reason.


The International Association of Crime Analysts has negotiated agreements with certain groups. This agreement allows members of those groups to join the IACA under a reduced, "Group" rate. This rate is determined by the group size. The member fees for small groups (21-30 members) is $20 USD/year. The rate for large groups (31+ members) is $15 USD/year.

The current list of groups is below (fees are in USD):

Arizona Association of Crime Analysts (AACA) 77 $15.00
Bay Area Crime and Intelligence Analysts Association (BACIAA) 91 $15.00
Calgary Police Services (Canada) (CPS) 45 $15.00
Carabineros de Chile (CC) 30 $15.00
Colegio Mexicano de Analisis y Desarrollo Estrategico (CMADE) 30 $15.00
Colorado Crime Analysis Association (CCAA) 46 $15.00
Crime Analysts of Illinois (CAI) 30 $25.00
Criminal Analysts of Colombia (CAC) 45 $15.00
Edmonton Police Service (EPS) 25 $20.00
Florida Crime and Intelligence Analysts Association (FCIAA) 106 $15.00
Garda Siochana Analysis Service (GSAS) 24 $20.00
Guanajuato Analysis Group (GAG) 30 $15.00
ICITAP Colombia (ICITAP Col) 40 $15.00
Inland Empire Crime and Intelligence Analysts Association (IECIAA) 36 $15.00
International Forensics & Business Institute (IFBI) 15 $5.00
Law Enforcement University of Mongolia (LEUM) 20 $5.00
Maryland State Police MCAC (MCAC) 21 $20.00
Massachusetts Association of Crime Analysts (MACA) 112 $15.00
Mid-America Regional Crime Analysis Network (MARCAN) 81 $15.00
Minnesota Association of Criminal Intelligence Analysts (MACIA) 47 $15.00
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children - Case Analysis Division (NCMEC) 39 $15.00
Northern Valley Crime and Intellligence Analysts Association (NoVCIAA) 25 $15.00
Northwest Regional Crime Analysts Network (NORCAN ) 94 $15.00
PDI - CHILE: Policia De Investigaciones (PDI-CHILE) 44 $15.00
San Diego Crime and Intelligence Analysts Association (SDCIAA) 55 $15.00
Southern California Crime and Intelligence Analysts Association (SCCIAA) 151 $15.00
Tennessee Association of Law Enforcement Analysts (TALEA) 31 $15.00
Texas Law Enforcement Analysts Network (TxLEAN) 30 $15.00
Toronto Police Service (TPS) 29 $15.00
Virginia Crime Analyst Network (VCAN) 60 $15.00

Only apply for group membership if you have already paid your membership fees through your group. Please do not apply for IACA membership until you have applied and pay your member fees to your group. After your payment has been processed by your group, please complete the IACA membership and select the appropriate group.

Please note that membership with the IACA is not an instant process; it requires confirmation of member information and confirmation of payment, followed by activation of membership. IACA membership is a separate process and requires an application for membership aside from your application to any local association or group. You will receive a welcome email containing your IACA website username and password when this process is complete.

If you are a member of one of the groups above, you are entitled to join the IACA as a group member. If you choose this option, please remember that as a group member, you will pay your member fees directly to your group and NOT to the IACA.

When you complete the group member application, an email will be sent to your group contact notifying them that you have applied for IACA membership. Please direct all questions regarding group membership to the IACA Vice President of Membership.

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Why should I join?

Professional certification is not required in order to be a working crime analyst. It is up to you, and possibly up to the agency for which you work, to weigh whether or not certification will benefit you and help you to meet your professional goals.

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What are the benefits of being an IACA member?

As a member of the IACA, you can:

  • Access the members only section of this web site, which includes:
    • A searchable member database
    • Executive Board meeting minutes
    • Special members-only content such as RSS feeds for new jobs, analyst tips and all other resources
    • Access conference presentations from past years
    • Use Certification Tracking to chart your course towards CLEA status
    • Ready-to-use presentations
    • Sample crime data
  • Participate in online resource discussions
  • Attend the IACA conferences at reduced rates
  • Vote for members of the IACA board and vote on other issues
  • Serve on IACA committees
  • Attend Professional Training Series classes at a reduced rate
  • Run for a board position
  • Receive content from the IACA discussion list
  • View and print your own membership certificate

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I am already a member of a regional association...can I still join the IACA?

Yes, most regional association members have dual membership in the IACA. Please see the Group Membership information above.

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Who can join the IACA?

Membership in the IACA is restricted to those persons who have a demonstrated interest in crime analysis or criminal intelligence analysis and who support the doctrines and goals of the IACA.

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Can I join and pay for multiple years?

New members can only pay for 1 year, however existing members can renew for up to 10 years at a time.

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I applied online and paid but I was not given a username or password...what do I do?

Please note that membership with the IACA is not an instant process; it requires confirmation of member information and confirmation of payment, followed by activation of membership. If you paid online, your application is reviewed and activated quickly, usually within a few days. If your payment was made by check, it can take much longer, especially if the check came from an agency and did not have any information associating the check with your membership.

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I am having trouble logging in...what do I do?

There are several reasons why you might experience difficulty logging in. If you have just applied online, your membership application must be reviewed (even if you paid using a credit card).

If you have already been activated, verify your membership status from the login page. You can check your membership status using your email address, confirmation number or your member ID. The information you receive on the status page will vary depending on your particular membership status.

If your membership is active, the problem is likely with your password. You can request your password, or if you know your member ID you can reset your password.

If you are still encountering login problems, you can contact us for further assistance.



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