There are a number of career benefits to being an SQA member:
Participation in Specialty Sections and listservs
Collaborate with fellow QA professionals who have a special interest similar to yours. Network and build your knowledge in your area of special interest. Each Specialty Section has its own listserv for discussion of relevant topics. Several sponsor sessions at the SQA Annual Meeting. Some collaborate on technical papers or webinars. View a list of SQA Specialty Sections.
Participation in Volunteer and Appointed Committees
Participating in SQA Committees helps to shape the direction of the Society. Volunteer and Appointed Committees are open to all categories of membership. View a list of SQA Committees.
Discounts on registration fees for meetings, training and webinars
Discounts on registration fees offset the cost of membership dues. For example, the discount on three days of Annual Meeting registration in 2013 is $255. Enjoy the special registration prices in addition to the benefits of networking with your peers!
Get access to webinars exclusively for SQA members! Past topics have included The Future of GLP: Changes in the Skill Sets Required for GLPQA, Remote Auditing and Remote Data Review - Considerations for Compliance and Good Clinical Laboratory Practices (GCLP) Auditing.
Eligibility for the Mentoring Program
The SQA Mentoring Program gives members the opportunity to grow professionally by establishing a temporary partnership with another member, as a mentee, mentor or peer partner. A number of participants have found it useful to keep up the partnership on an informal basis after completing the program.
Members-only website content
- Webinar recordings
- Career Center with weekly job postings
- Searchable Member directory
- Updates on current regulatory issues and trends
- Reports of regulatory inspection experiences
- International regulatory documents
- Reference documents created by Specialty Sections
- Regulatory Q&A database containing hundreds of regulatory questions that have been answered by key EPA and FDA representatives
- Opportunity to advertise as a Member Consultant
- Simultaneous SQA dues renewals and Regional Chapter dues renewal available for Chapters in the U.S.
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Newsletters and technical papers
Quality Matters newsletters are published quarterly and offer feature articles on QA topics, updates on the activities of SQA Specialty Sections and Committees, and technical papers published as special supplements to the newsletter.
Member update e-mails
Receive notifications of new job postings, webinar opportunities and other updates about the Society and its activities.
Discount on unpublished FDA documents
Members enjoy a 15% discount on FDA documents available exclusively from FOI services.
Active members only. Members who have met the qualifications for Active category membership are eligible to vote for Board members and members of Elected Committees, and to vote on proposed Bylaw amendments.
Active members only. Members who have met the qualifications for Active category membership are eligible to stand for election to the Board of Directors and/or Elected Committees.