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Membership in the Society is comprised of the following categories:

Investigators

Investigators who are properly licensed as required by their respective home jurisdiction or the jurisdiction of their primary place of business, and are primarily engaged in the investigation of insurance claims for, or on behalf of, licensed insurance companies.

Insurance Claims Personnel

Insurance claims personnel who: (i) are regularly employed by licensed insurance companies or independent adjusting firms, The National Insurance Crime Bureau, self-insureds, or third-party administrators, (ii) deal in investigation, adjustment or processing of insurance claims on a regular basis, (iii) have responsibility for the recognition of suspicious claims and resistance of fraudulent claims, and (iv) have primary responsibility for the investigation, supervision or ultimate adjustment of such claims.

Attorneys

Licensed attorneys who on a regular basis represent licensed insurance companies and who work primarily in the area of investigating or defending suspicious insurance claims made against those companies.

Forensic Experts

Forensic experts who are properly licensed as required by their respective home jurisdiction or the jurisdiction of their primary place of business, and are primarily engaged in the investigation of insurance claims for, or on behalf of, licensed insurance companies.

Criminal Investigator

A person who conducts criminal investigations in any one of the following areas: (i) arson investigation, (ii) accident investigation and/or reconstruction, (iii) bombs and bombing investigation, (iv) theft investigation, (v) computer related criminal investigation, (vi) death related investigation, (vii) medical and chiropractic fraud investigation, or (viii) investigation of other insurance related crimes, for a local, state or federal law enforcement agency, fire department or agency regulating the practice of medical or chiropractic services; provided that (a) such person’s primary responsibility is the investigation of crimes against persons and/or property, or (b) such person provides a letter from their Police Chief, Fire Chief, or appropriate agency, division, or department head verifying such person’s employment status and work activities as outlined above. This Membership Category shall have the following options: (1) Application for Associate Member status, with payment of full dues to the Society, or (2) Auxiliary Member status.

Retirees

Former members of any membership category of the Society, who no longer practice their profession due to retirement, but who would otherwise qualify for membership in the Society, are entitled to hold membership in the Society. These retired members shall be classified as auxiliary members, subject to Section 6: Membership Classification - Auxiliary Member, sections A (i), B and C. In addition to its other powers, the National Executive Board has the discretion to decline any such Retiree’s application for membership, or terminate any such Retiree’s membership, if the Retiree’s occupation or activities become adverse to the Society.

Educators

Persons who, as their primary occupation, engage in educating the various membership categories of the National Society shall be eligible for membership. These members shall be classified as auxiliary members, subject to Section 6: Membership Classification - Auxiliary Member, sections A (i), B and C. In addition to its other powers, the National Executive Board has the discretion to decline any such Educator’s application for membership, or terminate any such Educator’s membership, if the Educator’s occupation or activities have been in the past, or become, adverse to the Society.

Dues for insurance company members are $95.00; non-insurance company members are $125.00. 

Each calendar year, all members, regardless of classification, shall be required to attend the annual meeting of the National Society or his/her affiliated Chapter or two regular meetings of the National Society or his/her affiliated Chapter.

All members must adhere to our Code of Ethics.

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Membership Classification:

We have the following Membership Classifications:

Associate Member

Membership Classification - Generally.  All new members shall belong to the National Society and at least one Chapter, except that the Chapter membership requirement may be waived by the National Executive Board if the applicant resides in an area where there is no Chapter established. New members in the National Society shall be classified as either - Full Members, Associate Members or Auxiliary Members. All new members shall satisfy at least one Membership Category and shall enter the National Society as Associate Members or Auxiliary Members until such time as they may qualify and be approved by the Chapter and/or National Executive Boards as a Full Member. Advancement from Associate Member to Full Member classification shall be at the discretion of the Chapter Executive Board or at the discretion of the National Executive Board if no Chapter affiliation exists, subject to the qualifications, requirements and provisions set forth herein.

Membership Classification - Associate Member.  Each new member accepted for membership in the National Society by the Chapter and/or National Executive Boards shall initially be classified an Associate Member until such time as they may qualify for Full Member classification.

  • Probationary Period. - Each Associate Member shall remain an Associate Member for a probationary period of one (1) year, during which time the Membership Committee and those members familiar with the daily activities of the new Associate Member will have an opportunity to evaluate the Associate Member. At any time during the one (1) year probationary period, membership of such an Associate Member in the National Society may be terminated by the Chapter or National Executive Boards with or without cause.

  • Associate Member Privileges. - Associate Members may attend meetings and seminars, but may not vote or hold office.

  • Associate Member Agreements. - Associate Members agree as follows: (i) to abide by and adhere to the Constitution and Bylaws of the National Society and any State Chapter(s) to which they belong, (ii) not to release, in any form, to anyone not a Member of the National Society, any information as may be delivered to the Associate Member including, but not limited to, membership lists, newsletter information, information pertaining to training meetings, business meetings, and seminars. (Exception - dissemination of information regarding newsletter information, information pertaining to training meetings, business meetings, and seminars for NSPII® marketing purposes or advancement of NSPII® goals and objectives is not prohibited.)

Full Member

Membership Classification - Generally.  All new members shall belong to the National Society and at least one Chapter, except that the Chapter membership requirement may be waived by the National Executive Board if the applicant resides in an area where there is no Chapter established. New members in the National Society shall be classified as either - Full Members, Associate Members or Auxiliary Members. All new members shall satisfy at least one Membership Category and shall enter the National Society as Associate Members or Auxiliary Members until such time as they may qualify and be approved by the Chapter and/or National Executive Boards as a Full Member. Advancement from Associate Member to Full Member classification shall be at the discretion of the Chapter Executive Board or at the discretion of the National Executive Board if no Chapter affiliation exists, subject to the qualifications, requirements and provisions set forth herein.

Membership Classification - Full Member. Upon completion of their one (1) year probationary period, each Associate Member may become eligible for advancement to Full Member classification upon meeting the specified requirements for Full Members.

  • Requirements for Advancement to Full Member. To advance to Full Member classification, an Associate Member must (i) complete the one (1) year probationary period in good standing, (ii) satisfy at least one Membership Category for a period of at least (5) years, and (iii) be approved for advancement to Full Member classification by his/her Chapter Executive Board (or by the National Executive Board if no Chapter affiliation exists).

  • Full Member Rights and Privileges. Full Members shall have all rights and privileges of membership in the National Society, including the right to vote and hold office, and shall receive a Certificate of Membership, as designated by the National Society.

  • Full Member Agreements. Full Members agree as follows: (i) to abide by and adhere to the Constitution and Bylaws of the National Society and any State Chapter(s) to which they belong, (ii) not to release, in any form, to anyone not a Member of the National Society, any information as may be delivered to the Full Member including, but not limited to, membership lists, newsletter information, information pertaining to training meetings, business meetings, and seminars.

Auxiliary Member

Membership Classification - Generally. All new members shall belong to the National Society and at least one Chapter, except that the Chapter membership requirement may be waived by the National Executive Board if the applicant resides in an area where there is no Chapter established. New members in the National Society shall be classified as either - Full Members, Associate Members or Auxiliary Members. All new members shall satisfy at least one Membership Category and shall enter the National Society as Associate Members or Auxiliary Members until such time as they may qualify and be approved by the Chapter and/or National Executive Boards as a Full
Member. Advancement from Associate Member to Full Member classification shall be at the discretion of the Chapter Executive Board or at the discretion of the National Executive Board if no Chapter affiliation exists, subject to the qualifications, requirements and provisions set forth herein.

Membership Classification - Auxiliary Member. Each new member who qualifies under the Membership Category of Criminal Investigators set forth above shall be classified as an Auxiliary Member, if application for Associate Member status is not made.

  • Auxiliary Member Requirements. Auxiliary Members must (i) attend at least two (2) State Chapter meetings per year, or attend the annual seminar each year, and (ii) maintain full time employment status that qualifies under the Membership Category of Criminal Investigator set forth above.

  • Auxiliary Member Rights and Privileges. An Auxiliary Member shall have no voting privileges, and shall not hold office in the National Society or any State Chapter(s). Auxiliary Members may, however, serve as members of committees on behalf of the National Society and/or State Chapter(s). Auxiliary Members shall not advance to either Full or Lifetime Membership Classification. Auxiliary Member may receive the newsletter from the National Society and the individual State Chapter(s) of which they may be a member. Auxiliary Members may receive invitations to state and national seminars, training sessions and meetings.

  • Auxiliary Member Agreements. Auxiliary Members agree as follows: (i) to abide by and adhere to the Constitution and Bylaws of the National Society and any State Chapter(s) to which they belong, (ii) not to release, in any form, to anyone not a Member of the National Society, any information as may be delivered to the Auxiliary Member including, but not limited to, membership lists, newsletter information, information pertaining to training meetings, business meetings, and seminars.

Lifetime Member

Any member who has given continuous exemplary service to the Society for not less than 10 years may be recommended by the Membership Committee for Lifetime Membership. The National Executive Board shall have the discretion to approve any such recommendation by an affirmative vote of at least two-thirds (b) of the members of the full National Executive Board.

  • A Lifetime Member shall not be required to pay dues.

  • A Lifetime Member must pay member assessments at social functions, but is not required to attend the necessary meetings.

  • A Lifetime Member must still comply with the requirement of the Full Member Agreements set forth in Section 5.C. above. Based upon a recommendation of the Membership Committee, the National Executive Board has the discretion to terminate any such Lifetime Membership if such member’s occupation or lifestyle becomes adverse to the National Society.