VAIAAI Chapter Membership Membership requirements are outlined in the Chapter-By-Laws ARTICLE II - MEMBERSHIP Membership Application downloads are available in two formats: CODE OF ETHICS I will, as an arson investigator, regard myself as a member of an important and honorable profession. I will conduct both my personal and official life so as to inspire the confidence of the public. I will not use my profession and my position and my position of trust for personal advantage or profit. I will regard my fellow investigators with the same standards as I hold for myself. I will never betray a confidence nor otherwise jeopardize their investigations. I will regard it my duty to know my work thoroughly. It is my further duty to avail myself of every opportunity to learn more about my profession. I will avoid alliances with those whose goals are inconsistent with honest and unbiased investigation. I will make no claim to professional qualifications, which I do not possess. I will share all publicity equally with my fellow investigators, whether such publicity is favorable or unfavorable. I will be loyal to my supervisors, to my subordinates and to the organization I represent. I will bear in mind always that I am a truth-seeker, not a case-maker; that it is more important to protect the innocent than to convict the guilty.