Membership Benefits

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 and training

Discounts on registration fees offset the cost of membership dues. For example, the discount on a full Annual Meeting registration is over $250 (dues are just $160)! Enjoy the special registration prices in addition to the benefits of networking with your peers! 

Members-only webinars

Get access to webinars exclusively for SQA members! See details

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. You can now join this program at any time of the year! Learn more about the Mentoring Program.

Members-only website content

  • Webinar recording library
  • Searchable database of 483 information
  • 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
  • Auditor's Toolbox with templates and example documents
  • 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
  • and more!

e-Newsletters and technical papers

Quality Matters e-newsletters are published six times per year and offer feature articles on QA topics, regulatory hot topic links, updates on the activities of SQA Specialty Sections and Committees, and technical papers published as special supplements to the newsletter. Learn more about our publications.

Access to SQA's FDA 483 Database

The FDA 483 Database is provided to for SQA members by the SQA Learning Foundation, beginning with fiscal year 2013. Data is added as it is obtained from the FDA.

Voting privileges

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. 

Elected positions

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.

Learn more about how to apply here.