Membership Types

Join an association of over 2,000 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. 
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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
2017 annual dues $160
$160
$25
$0
Eligible for:



currently enrolled
qualified persons
Specialty Sections & listservs



as student full-time

from low/middle
Volunteer/Appointed Committees





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









Apply for SQA Membership online!

or download PDF application forms for each member type below.



Requirements for each Membership Type 

In addition to dues payment, additional support documentation must be submitted as outlined in the 2017 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 2017 - 31 December 2017 (dues are not prorated) 

 

Apply for SQA Membership online!

2017 Active Member Application (PDF) OR
2017 Reclassification Application (PDF)
 

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 (within past 5 years) QA meeting/training: Applicant must provide evidence 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 2017 - 31 December 2017 (dues are not prorated) 


Apply for SQA Membership online!

2017 Affiliate Membership Application (PDF)

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 2017 - 31 December 2017 (dues are not prorated)

Applicants for Student membership must be actively pursuing their undergraduate, post graduate, doctorate degree, or enrolled in a school of professional studies related to scientific research.

Application 

2017 Student Membership Application (PDF)

Documentation Required
(Send to address above)

Verification of enrollment as a full-time student (or equivalent in a graduate program) in an accredited college or university. Submit one (1) of the following:

  • Signed letter from Department Chair/Advisor (see letter template) OR

  • Signature of Department Chair/Advisor and information on the hard copy student membership application form

NOTE: Documentation of enrollment and written verification of student status must be submitted with a completed application each year for 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 2017 - 31 December 2017           

 

Application 

2017 Outreach Membership Application (PDF). The application must show that you are in a low or middle income country as defined by the World Bank.  However, if you work for a corporation that is able to support membership you may not be eligible for Outreach membership.

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.