Membership Types

Join an association of over 2,300 QA professionals who are dedicated to implementing Good Clinical Practices (GCPs) Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) in industry, government, academia and consulting. 
View the 2015 Membership Brochure

IMPORTANT: SQA membership is based on a calendar year operating from 1 January through 31 December and membership dues are NOT pro-rated.

Please see our Dues Refund Policy.


Membership Types

Active Affiliate Student Outreach
2015 annual dues $160 $160 $25 $0
Eligible for: enrolled in qualified persons
Specialty Sections & listservs minimum 12 from low/middle
Volunteer/Appointed Committees credit hours income countries
Meeting & training discounts as defined by
Members-only webinars the World Bank
Mentoring Program who demonstrate
Members-only website content an interest
Newsletters & technical papers in QA
Member update e-mails
Discount on FDA documents
Voting privileges
Elected positions


Requirements for each Membership Type 

In addition to dues payment, additional support documentation must be submitted as outlined in the 2015 Membership Brochure. Submit documentation via e-mail to sqa@sqa.org, via fax at +1 434.977.1856 or via mail to Society of Quality Assurance, 154 Hansen Road, Suite 201, Charlottesville, VA  22911 USA.  

Active Membership

Effective: 1 January 2015 - 31 December 2015 (dues are not prorated) 

 

Application 

2015 Active Member Application

Documentation Required
(Send to address above)

Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV) documenting at least two (2) consecutive years of experience in a research quality assurance role within (5) years immediately preceding the date of application.  Resume or CV must include the following: 

  • QA experience related to the audit functions to assure compliance with GLP, GCP or GMP as the Regulations/Standards/Principles relate to support of research activities.  FDA, EPA and OECD or other national/international equivalents are acceptable; 

  • Employment history, including duties and duration of all professional positions in QA;

  • Professional activities, including allied affiliations and activities, published articles, awards, etc.;

  • Education and training, including GCP, GLP, GMP and QA training.

and 

Attendance at one (1) recent QA meeting/training: Applicant must provide evidance of attendance by providing documentation such as a registration receipt, attendance certificate or copy of the badge showing the name of the meeting.  Acceptable meetings include those sponsored by SQA, SQA chapters or other allied research quality assurance organizations.  A detailed syllabus must be attached for training sponsored by an organization other than SQA or any of its chapters. 

or 

Written Sponsorship from two (2) Active SQA Members: Applicant shall provide written sponsorship from two (2) SQA Active members in good standing.  Letters of sponsorship shall be dated within one (1) year of the date of application.  Letter of Sponsorship Template  

Application Review 

All Active applications are reviewed by the SQA Ethics and Membership Credentials Committee and the SQA Board of Directors and take 4-6 weeks, from date all documentation is received, to be processed. 

  

 

Affiliate Membership 

Effective: 1 January 2015 - 31 December 2015 (dues are not prorated) 

 

Application 

2015 Affiliate Membership Application

Documentation Required 

Completed membership application

Application Review 

All Affiliate applications are reviewed by the SQA Board of Directors and will take 2-3 weeks to be processed. 

  

 

Student Membership

Effective 1 January 2015 - 31 December 2015 (dues are not prorated)  

 

Application 

2015 Student Membership Application 

Documentation Required
(Send to address above)

Proof of enrollment as a half-time student (minimum 12 credit hours) in an accredited college or university actively pursuing their undergraduate, post-graduate or doctoral degree, or be enrolled in school of professional studies related to research/regulatory quality assurance. Submit one (1) of the following:

  • Letter/signature of Department Chair/Advisor (see letter template);

  • completed Student Verification area located on the hard copy application; or, 

  • official verification document such as (but not limited to) an official transcript or current class schedule issued by the academic establishment. 

NOTE: Documentation is required every year with membership renewal.   

Application Review 

All Student application are reviewed by the SQA Ethics and Membership Credential Committee and the SQA Board of Directors and take 4-6 weeks to be processed. 

  

 

Outreach Membership

Effective 1 January 2015 - 31 December 2015  

 

Application 

2015 Outreach Membership Application. The application must show that you are in a low or middle income country as defined by the World Bank.

Documentation Required
(Send to address above)

Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV) documenting active professional involvement in research/regulatory quality assurance.  Activities may be demonstrated through employment history, professional activities, affiliations, published articles, or attendance at training or educational sessions.  These activities should be documented on the resume or CV.

NOTE: Documentation is required every year with membership renewal. 

Application Review 

All Outreach application are reviewed by the SQA Board of Directors and take 2-3 weeks to be processed.