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Are you a freelance or professional journalist? A writer, photographer, videographer, blogger, webcaster or maybe an artist or illustrator? Are you wondering how to obtain press credentials and media passes for venues or events?
 
Become a member of the US Press Association and receive your official, verifiable press identification card, press ID, credentials and letter of accreditation.
 
Have a look at our membership options below.
 
US Domestic and Interational Membership Options Offer
  • *Internationally Recognized Press ID
  • *Letter Of Accreditation
  • *Press Pass Acquisition Support (Letters, Email, Phone Calls On Your Behalf)
  • *Access To The Official (USPA) US Press Association Website
  • *Online US Press Association Profile Page
  • *Reduced Cost Press Releases (min. 4500 sources)
  • *Access to The Freelance Finder Website to post your work (video, photos, writings) for the length of your membership.
  • *Member Assistance/Support
  • *Enjoy peer support, skills exchange and networking
  • *Assignment Requests (Pro, International, Group Memberships)
  • *Listings In US Domestic & *Foreign Journalist Database(s) *(International Membership)
  • *Publication Assistance
  • *Marketing And Promotion Of Your Work
  • *Career Assistance
  • Our contributing members that submit (writing, photos, videos or other media) find a BOOST in traffic to their own websites or social media profile(s) making being a contributing member a valuable part of their SEO "search engine optimization" campaign. 

And the opportunity to be part of the fastest growing organization devoted to the growth and support of freelance journalists! Become part of one of the largest communities of photographers, writers, bloggers and new media talent.
*** Beware of cleverly produced websites and organizations. If they are not offering the authentic USPA - US Press Association embossed seal or holographic seal, they are fake credentials. An authentic USPA credential will have a proper embossed seal (gold on your certificate or embossed into your letter of accreditation) Not applicable for .pdf/digital member ID. ***
Embossed 
 
 
 
1. USPA Basic Membership - Press ID, Credentials   
(electronic delivery - .pdf) US Domestic 
PRESSPASSMED* .pdf copy of the US Press Association Press ID
* Letter of accreditation via email
* Name and US Press Association ID number will be added to our online journalist registry
* Profile on US Press Association website
* Name and other information will be encoded in the PRESS ID barcode or *QR code (*additional option)
* Basic Membership will allow you to submit (1) Credential Assistance form per week
* Membership Verification 24/7 - 365
It will be your responsibility to laminate pass. We do not supply badge clip or neck lanyard
Most applications are processed and sent within 24 hours 
 

2. USPA Basic Membership - Delivered / Press ID, Credentials  
(Standard Shipping) US Domestic
* Printed copy of your press ID
* Authentic and secure USPA holographic seal with ebeam nano text, tamper proof security foil, and 4 seperate security channel images
* Letter of accreditation
* Welcome Letter
* Name and US Press Association ID number will be added to our online journalist registry
* Profile on US Press Association website
* Name and other information will be encoded in the PRESS ID barcode or *QR code (*additional option)
* Basic Membership will allow you to submit (1) Credential Assistance form per week.
* Membership Verification 24/7 - 365
Most applications are processed and sent within 24 hours

3. Pro Membership Press ID, Credentials 
(Standard Shipping) US Domestic
* Printed copy of your press ID
* Authentic and secure USPA holographic seal with ebeam nano text, tamper proof security foil, and 4 seperate security channel images
* ID Holder/ with smaller ID (not needed for larger 4x6 ID)
* Lanyard
* Membership Certificate
* Certificate Folder/Holder
* Letter of accreditation
* Welcome Letter
* Name and US Press Association ID number will be added to our online journalist registry
* Profile on US Press Association website
* Name and other information will be encoded in the PRESS ID barcode or QR code (QR Code Included)
* Pro Membership will allow you to submit unlimited Credential Assistance forms
* Membership Verification 24/7 - 365
Most applications are processed and sent within 24 hours
 
  
4. Group Membership(s) US Domestic
Perfect for small to medium sized organizations. Additional members may be added at any time for a nominal fee per member.
Call and speak with a USPA representative with any questions you may have about small or large publication memberships.
* Printed copy of your press ID(s)
* Authentic and secure USPA holographic seal with ebeam nano text, tamper proof security foil, and 4 seperate security channel images
* Letter of accreditation
* Welcome Letter
* Name and US Press Association ID number will be added to our online journalist registry
* Profile(s) on US Press Association website for each member plus company profile page
* Name and other information will be encoded in the PRESS ID barcode or *QR code (*additional option)
* Group Membership will allow you to submit unlimited Credential Assistance forms
* Membership Verification 24/7 - 365
ID will expire in one year.
Most applications are processed and sent within 24 hours.
 
 
* Printed copy of your press ID
* Authentic and secure USPA holographic seal with ebeam nano text, tamper proof security foil, and 4 seperate security channel images
* ID Holder/ with smaller ID (not needed for larger 4x6 ID)
* Lanyard
* Lifetime Membership Certificate
* Certificate Folder/Holder
* Letter of accreditation
* Welcome Letter
* Name and US Press Association ID number will be added to our online journalist registry
* Profile on US Press Association website
* Name and other information will be encoded in the PRESS ID barcode or QR code (QR Code Included)
* Lifetime Membership will allow you to submit unlimited Credential Assistance forms
* Membership Verification 24/7 - 365
Most applications are processed and sent within 24 hours
 
It will be your responsibility to upload a recent picture of yourself or it can be sent as an email attachment. If the photo file does not contain your name, it may take longer to process.
 
UPGRADE YOUR MEMBERSHIP AT ANY TIME - If you want to upgrade from a (Basic Membership to a Pro Membership, Pro Membership to Organization/Publication or Pro Membership to Lifetime Member) you ONLY pay the difference within the first 2 weeks of membership, prorated any time after 2 weeks.
 
Should you have any questions, feel free to call and speak with a representative or use the site Live Chat feature.
 
Be sure to read the MEMBER REGISTRATION PROCESS, as it may answer any questions you may have.