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Categories of Membership

Registered Membership

  • Typically, this is the first level of membership.
  • Registered Members may attend any education events that are open to Registered Members, as well as Level I Certification Assessment Events.
  • Registered Members do not have continuing education requirements until they become Certified Members, but Registered Members are encouraged to take advantage of educational opportunities.
  • Registered Members have access to all member benefits that do not require certification.
  • Registered Members may participate in voting.
  • Maintain Registered Membership by paying annual dues.

Active Certified Membership

  • Certified Members must have attained at least Level I Certification in any discipline.
  • Certified Members must be associated with a recognized snowsports school or an organization that requires a regular program of instructor education and training to attempt certification exams.
  • All membership benefits are in place and available including Pro Deals from official National PSIA-AASI suppliers.
  • Certified Members may participate in voting.
  • Certified Members maintain active status by paying annual dues and obtain a minimum of 6 CEUs every membership year (July 1 – June 30.) See more details here.

Inactive Status

  • Inactive is a status of your education requirements not being current, and is not a separate category of membership.
  • As a Certified Member, if you don’t meet the above CEU guidelines, your membership status – including what you see on your member card – will be updated to reflect certified inactive status until you obtain the required number of CEUs.
  • If you are in Inactive status, this will show on your membership card and may affect Pro Deals from official PSIA-AASI suppliers even if your membership dues are paid.
  • Certified Members with an inactive education status may participate in voting.

Alumni Membership

  • Certified Members are eligible to move to the Alumni Membership Category if you have been a member for at least 6 years.
  • Alumni Members are not eligible to hold office, and do not maintain certifications.
  • The Alumni Membership Category is intended as a permanent status roughly equivalent to a “retired” member.
  • Alumni Members are no longer considered Active Certified Members, but their historical certification(s) will show on their member card along with the date that certification expired.
  • As an Alumni Member, you are not required to take any educational events or earn any CEU credits.
  • An Alumni Member can choose to move back to Active status by completing the reinstatement process).
  • Alumni Members are welcome to attend educational events their previous certification level would have qualified them to attend at member prices and receive all correspondence and literature.
  • Member benefits remain in place although Alumni Members will not qualify for any Pro Deals from National PSIA-AASI suppliers if that supplier requires active certification as a qualifier for discounts.
  • Alumni Members may participate in voting.
  • Alumni Members still earn yearly credit toward their anniversary pins.
  • Alumni Member dues are a reduced rate from Active Certified Membership.

Lifetime Member

  • Lifetime Membership is requested to/granted at the discretion of the Eastern Board of Directors.
  • Eastern Lifetime Members are not required to pay Eastern dues, but they must still pay National dues unless they are also a National Lifetime member.
  • Eastern Lifetime Members are not required to maintain education credit.
  • Eastern Lifetime Members may participate in voting.
  • Life membership requires a nomination by a third party and supporting documentation for review by the Membership Recognition Committee.
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