Membership FAQ

Below are commonly asked questions regarding the IACA membership. If after reviewing this FAQ you have other questions, please contact [email protected]

For an overview of membership types and benefits, click here

How much does IACA membership cost?

The membership fee for the IACA depends on the type of your membership application. There are 2 main types of membership: Individual and Group. 


Members who do not have dual membership with a Regional Association or who are not associated with an agency/institution which pays their dues in bulk, join IACA as an Individual member. The current IACA membership fee for individuals is $25.00 USD per year. Individuals applying from UN-Designated Developing Countries (Small Island Developing State (SIDS), Least Developed Country (LDCs), or Landlocked Developing Country (LLDCs)) can join for $5.00 USD. Select your country during your Individual membership application and the fee will automatically be calculated by the country designation. Individual members from selected affiliations are eligible for a discounted fee.

If you are from one of the following organizations, select Individual Affiliated on your membership application to receive the discounted fee.

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI ($15 USD)
  • High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) ($15 USD)
  • IRIS Tech ($15 USD)


The International Association of Crime Analysts has negotiated agreements with certain "groups" which include Agency, Chapter and Regional Associations. This agreement allows members of those groups to join the IACA under a reduced rate. Members pay fees directly to the parent group, who then processes the membership to IACA. For more information and to review a list of groups, visit Groups and Associations

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

I am already a member of a Regional Association. Can I still join the IACA?

Yes, most regional associations offer dual membership with the IACA. Please see the group membership information above and contact your Regional Association.

Who can join the IACA?

Those who are eligible for IACA membership are:

  • Current employees of law enforcement or criminal justice agencies
  • Educators working in the fields of criminal justice or criminology
  • Students and other individuals seeking careers in crime analysis
  • Private-sector employees who provide products and services related to crime analysis.

How do I print my Membership Certificate?

You can print your membership certificate directly from the Member Portal, once you have logged in to your membership account.

My organization requires a copy of IACA's W9. Where can I find it?

You can download a copy of the latest W9 through the About menu.

Can I join and pay for multiple years?

Individual members may pay for multiple years. To do so, please contact the Membership Processing Team.

I applied online and paid but 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 cleared payment and approval, followed by activation of membership.  This is conducted by our team of volunteers. If you paid online, your application is usually reviewed, approved and activated 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. Once activated, you will receive a welcome email with further information. 

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, approved and activated (even if you paid using a credit card).

If your membership is active, the problem is likely with your username or password. You can retrieve your username or reset your password using the retrieve username/reset password options which appear at the login screen after one failed attempted at logging in.

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

I have forgotten my username. What do I do?

You can retrieve your username using the RETRIEVE USERNAME option which appears at the login screen after one failed attempted at logging in.

I have forgotten my password. What do I do?

You can reset your password using the RESET PASSWORD option which appears at the login screen after one failed attempted at logging in.

I have recently changed organizations or changed my email address or name. Do I need to create a new account?

No, you can keep your existing account. You should log in using your previous email address, navigate to the Member Portal and click on My Profile. From here you can edit your personal details, update your email address or name, and change any relevant employer or contact details etc.

If you no longer have access to your previous email and have forgotten your password, please contact us to reset it for you.

How do I renew my membership?

You will receive renewal reminders prior to your membership expiration date through which you can renew your membership. Log in to your IACA account, navigate to the Member Portal and click on My Profile

My membership has lapsed, but now I want to renew. The website tells me I need to complete an online form, what do I do?

Once your membership has lapsed, you will no longer be able to log in to your IACA account to renew. You will have been sent a renewal email prior to your expiration date. To renew your membership, please pay the invoice using the link at the bottom of the renewal email. Your IACA membership will renew for a further 12 months once payment has been received. If you cannot find your renewal email, please contact us to resend it to you. You will not need to complete a new membership application form.

Can I cancel my membership?

You may cancel your membership at any time by contacting the Membership Processing Team. IACA does not offer a refund to those who cancel their membership before their expiry date, for any reason.

What do I do if my agency pays for my membership?

When you complete your membership application, make sure you complete the billing address correctly and when it asks how you would like to pay, select 'Invoice Me'. This will generate an invoice which you can choose to send to yourself, or another email address, e.g. your finance department.

How does IACA use my personal data?

IACA use your personal information in order to provide the services associated with the International Association of Crime Analysts, details of which can be found in our Privacy Policy.

How do I opt in or out of appearing in the IACA Member Directory?

When you register for membership, there is a question which asks 'Include My Contact Information In Membership Directory'. Answering 'yes' means your name, location and employment details are visible to other IACA members. If you answer 'no', IACA members will not be able to find your details in the Directory.

To change your preference after you have registered, navigate to the Member Portal and select My Profile. Click on 'Edit' to update the section entitled 'Include In Directory'

Please contact the Membership Processing Team with any further questions.