Levels of Association
Joining the Association means that you will become a part of one of the World’s most select and exclusive membership organisations. You will be able to add the post nominals ‘LSRA’ after your name. Our regular newsletter, blogs and interviews will keep you informed of the progress and evolution of the science. The Associations conferences will provide an opportunity for you to meet other super recognisers, to share your experiences and to hear from leading academics in the field. Our ethics and standards committee are now finalising the Association’s Code of Practice which will set the baseline and provide the international yardstick for quality and the benchmark paradigm for super recognition as the third leg of the forensic triangle of DNA, fingerprinting and super recognition.
(ASRA) Associate of the Super Recognisers Association:
Those who have passed the initial on-line selection course will be eligible to apply to become an Associate.
(LSRA) Licentiate of the Super Recognisers Association: Those who have passed both the on-line course and an ASR approved training course. (Becoming a Licentiate is a higher level than Associate and means ‘A holder of a certificate to practice a particular profession.’)
Fellows will be selected at the discretion of the Executive of the Association after a period of time as Licentiates and having shown great aptitude and/or contributed significantly to the development of the science of Super Recognition.
will be selected by the Chairman and Executive of the Association as having made a major contribution to the development of the Super Recogniser discipline or having raised the profile of the science within the judiciary and law enforcement communities.
How to Join
If you would like to join The Association of Super Recognisers please fill out the form and someone from our joining team will be in contact with you.
After your application a formal process will be underway to valid your credentials as a super and recogniser and to check you meet the high standards set by the association.
Once this process is completed you will be invited to join the Association of Super Recognisers.
We are currently running an introductory discount of £95 initial joining fee.
If you have any questions please get in touch via our Contact Page.
If you would like to apply to join the Association of Super Recognisers please fill out our registration form.
Someone from the associates team will be in touch shortly.
Benefits of Membership
Licentiates are very special people and we need to ensure that their skills are recognised and leveraged to best advantage in the fight against crime and extremism. Hundreds of thousands of hours of CCTV imagery are recorded every minute across the globe. Very little of this collection, however, is ever used in evidence to gain a conviction. Many police forces now pay little or no attention to so called ‘low level’ crime. Such crime involves shoplifting or theft of personal items such as laptops, handbags or wallets. These may be ‘low level’ crimes in the broader scheme of affairs, but to their owners, loss of their property they can be devastating.
Super recognisers will help to redress that balance and address such crimes – and the more major ones as well. Being an Licentiates will enable you to connect with others practitioners who share your specific skills and relate your experiences to the worldwide diaspora of super recognisers. You will receive:
Access to the Licentiates area of the website where news, jobs, information and views can be shared and accessed.
A personal certificate of association signed by our Chairman, Lord Lingfield.
Appropriate post nominals after your name (LSRA – Licentiate of Super Recognisers Association, FSRA – Fellow of Super Recognisers Association).
Discounted attendance at Association of Super Recognisers conferences.
The opportunity to attend a presentation ceremony at a prestigious location in London.
An Association of Super Recognisers identity card.
Online copy of our newsletter.