US Press Association - Membership Options

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
  • 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


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.

 

Become either a contributing or non-contributing member. 

What is a contributing member? Simply a member that enjoys sharing content on the USPA website or publications. 

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. 

Choose the length of your membership. (Membership is for 1 year but you can choose the length of your membership term)

 USPA Basic Membership - Press ID, Credentials (electronic delivery - .pdf) US Domestic)

* .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 27/7 - 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

$45.00 - Choose This Option

  USPA Student Membership - Press ID, Credentials  (electronic delivery - .pdf) US Domestic)

Are you a college student involved with your schools newspaper, tv station or website? This option will allow you to step up your game big time! You will impress your station manager or editor by gaining access to some of your areas hottest events. Demand the respect you deserve. You are the future of journalism!

Must register with a .edu email to choose this option.

* .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)

* Student Membership will allow you to submit (1) Credential Assistance form per week

* Membership Verification 27/7 - 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

$39.00 - Choose This Option

 

USPA Basic Membership - Delivered / Press ID, Credentials  (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 27/7 - 365

Most applications are processed and sent within 24 hours

$88.00 - Choose This Option

Pro Membership -  Press ID, Credentials  (US Domestic)

Uspa Press Credentials

* 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 (*additional option)

* Pro Membership will allow you to submit unlimited Credential Assistance forms

* Membership Verification 27/7 - 365

Most applications are processed and sent within 24 hours

$135.00/$99 with current promotion - Choose This Option

 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 27/7 - 365

ID will expire in one year.

Most applications are processed and sent within 24 hours.

$299 - Choose This Option

 Lifetime Membership US Domestic - $899 ($299 With current promotion) Choose This Option

Uspa Press Credentials

* 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 (*additional option)

* Lifetime Membership will allow you to submit unlimited Credential Assistance forms

* Membership Verification 27/7 - 365

Most applications are processed and sent within 24 hours

Choose This Option

 International Membership - USPA International Press Card - Or Ask Us About International Group Memberships And International Lifetime Memberships

* .pdf or 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 (with shipped membership packet)

* ID Holder/ with smaller ID (not needed for larger 4x6 ID) (with shipped membership packet)

* Lanyard (with shipped membership packet)

* Membership Certificate (with shipped membership packet)

* Certificate Folder/Holder (with shipped membership packet)

* 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) (with shipped membership packet)

* Pro Membership will allow you to submit unlimited Credential Assistance forms

* Membership Verification 27/7 - 365

Most applications are processed and sent within 24 hours

Choose .pdf Option

Choose Shipped Option

 *NEW* 6 Month Membership $30.00 (US Domestic)

Choose This Option

It will be your responsibility to upload a recent picture of yourself or it can be sent as an email attachment. Photo must be renamed to include your name somewhere in file name (joesmith.jpg -  joesmith001.jpg).

 

* Add a printed US Press Association membership certification

$12.00

(electronic delivery .pdf, or shipped)

UPGRADE YOUR MEMBERSHIP - 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 shipping if you choose to upgrade within 2 weeks. If you choose to upgrade at any other time the cost for the upgraded membership will be at an annual prorated cost.

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.

*** WARNING TO JOURNALISTS SEEKING ACCREDIATION - DO NOT BE DECEIVED BY ILLIGITIMATE WEBSITES OFFERING JOURNALIST "PRESS PASSES"

IF YOU ARE A PROSPECTIVE MEMBER OR SEEKING INFORMATION, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL OUR TOLL FREE NUMBER OR USE OUR LIVE ONLINE SUPPORT. ***

Don't be fooled by sites that use stock photos of reporters, photographers & journalists. You may even find websites offering "Free Press Credentials", however they keep NO records of their members. If there is no record, what are you really becoming a part of? Will they be there when you need them?

We are the original. The USPA! We are here to support our members and to help them achieve their goals!

History speaks for itself.