To begin an application for membership, you will create an account and pay the one-time, non-refundable $25 application fee. Your application will not be considered until this step is completed.
If you are a current Associate member and are applying for Professional membership, your application fee is waived.
If you are not sure which membership you qualify for, apply for the Professional Membership. If you meet the Associate Membership requirements, but not the Professional Membership then you will be offered an Associate Membership. You can reapply for Professional Membership with no additional application fee as soon as you have the needed clips.
You will be directed back to the application submission page after you have completed your purchase. Complete the application with the information requested, and submit URLs for any clips and other documentation that can be viewed online. Amazon links for books are fine; links to your own website are also acceptable if your credits are accessible there. (Note: You can save your application and return as many times as you need to before submitting.)
A note on the process: Each application receives thoughtful consideration by our Membership Committee. In addition, general information about each applicant will be shared with our current membership, a process that ensures adherence to high qualification standards. The entire process may take up to six weeks and we greatly appreciate your patience.
All applications must be sent electronically. To submit clips or credits that are not available online, please so specify in the online application and e-mail your clips in PDF form to membership--at--asja.org in PDF format.
The Membership Review Committee looks at applications on the first Monday of every month by 3 p.m. ET. The Membership Review Committee takes one week to review applications and communicates their decision to staff on the following Monday. Staff uploads the accepted members to Constant Contact and sends the list to members on Tuesday for their information. As per the society bylaws, members have one week to view the prospective members. The Membership Manager, James Cafiero, will reach out with your membership status by the 4th week of each month.
Upon joining, new members pay an additional one-time initiation fee of $50 with their full membership dues.
If You Have Questions
If you have questions or need further guidance on what types of materials to submit, please see our FAQ; if any questions remain, contact Membership Manager James Cafiero at [email protected]
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