The HTCIA International membership page states that:

1. Qualifications for membership

(a) Peace Officers, Investigators and Prosecuting Attorneys engaged in the investigation and/or prosecution of criminal activity associated with computers and/or advanced technologies. Each member shall be regularly employed by the Federal Government, State Government, Counties, and/or Municipal subdivisions of any state, or

(b) Management Level and Senior Staff Security Professionals in the regular employ of private business or Industry in the various states, the primary duties of which, are the control and responsibility for security and/or investigation in computer or advanced technology environments, or by virtue of his/her position or interest can provide, or have a need for information and training in the areas of computer and/or advanced technologies.

The Ottawa chapter has a number of Information Technology professionals, and we recognize the need to have system administrators, network administrators, and other key I/T professionals aware of investigative techniques, particularly those related to evidence collection and management.

If you are not sure whether you fall into the HTCIA approved categories, then feel free to communicate with a member of the Board and request approval to attend a meeting, while providing a description of your position, as requested in the HTCIA International membership application.

If you know an existing member, request the member to sponsor you as a guest at a meeting.

Some speakers may require a members-only audience, so you must get approval from a Board member first before attending the meeting as a guest.

There is a $15.00 fee for approved guests.


Students of security (IT and physical), law enforcement, and intelligence programs within Ottawa may attend as guests, with the above restrictions, upon approval of a board member. Requests can be sent to any member of the board.

Our goals for inviting students is to encourage participation in professional organizations and the associated benefits such as meeting and socializing with helpful professionals.

Approved students are not typically levied a fee.