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Membership FAQs

What is my member number?
Your membership number is located above your name on your dues renewal notice. You can also find your number on your membership certificate. If you are unable to locate your number, please contact us at membership@aspet.org or call 301-634-7060.

I am trying to log in as a member but I do not remember my username and password. What do I do?
If you know your username, please use the Forgot Password Form. If you do not know your username, please contact the membership department at membership@aspet.org or (301) 634-7060.

How do I pay my dues?
Login as a member, click on Member Profile, and then click on Pay Bills or Renew Membership. You may either pay your dues online with a valid credit card or you can print your invoice and mail payment to ASPET, 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814-3995 or fax it to (301) 634-7061.

I am trying to pay my dues online, but I keep getting an error message. What do I do?
If you are trying to use a credit card that has a billing address different from the address we have on record for you, you will not be able to pay your dues online. This is a VeriSign security feature. Please print out your invoice and fax or mail in your payment. For assistance with making a payment, please contact the membership department at membership@aspet.org or (301) 634-7060.

How do I get a receipt?
When you pay an invoice online, your confirmation receipt should pop up automatically. Please print this as your receipt. If you did not receive a confirmation receipt, please contact the membership department at membership@aspet.org or (301) 634-7060.

How do I update my address information?
Login as a member and click on Update My Information. You may also send us a detailed email with your new information to membership@aspet.org.

My membership lapsed a few years ago. How do I re-activate my membership?
If your membership lapsed less than one year ago, you may log in to the ASPET website and pay your dues invoice. If your membership lapsed more than one year ago, you will need to contact the membership department at membership@aspet.org or (301) 634-7060 to reinstate your membership. There is a $100 reinstatement fee.

How do I apply for ASPET membership?
You may apply for membership online. Along with your application, you will need to submit your curriculum vitae. Students must still be sponsored by an ASPET member, their mentor, or their department chair. If you are a student seeking ASPET membership, please provide us with the name of your sponsor on your application form. Once you have submitted your application, please contact your sponsor and ask them to send a brief sponsoring statement by email to the membership department at membership@aspet.org.

I have been asked to sponsor a student member. What information do I need to provide?
If you are sponsoring a student, please indicate the following 1) your relationship to the student, 2) the research the student is engaged in, 3) the year that the student is in their research, 4) if the student is in good standing. Please send your statement by email to membership@aspet.org.

I am not sure if I know any members. How can I check?
You can search for ASPET members using the online membership directory. Here you may search by name, institution, member type, division, city, state, and zip.

I do not live in the U.S. Can I still become a member of ASPET?
ASPET welcomes anyone with an interest in pharmacology to apply for membership. We have many members residing outside of the U.S.

How long does it take to process my membership application and become a member?
We review membership applications on a daily basis. As soon as we receive all your application materials, we will process your membership. If you are a student member, you will receive your welcome package within two weeks. If you are a regular or affiliate member, you will receive an invoice for dues within two weeks. Once we receive your payment, you will receive a welcome package.

I just graduated, how do I upgrade my membership to regular membership?
Students may upgrade to the Postdoc membership category for a maximum of five (5) years from the date of receipt of their PhD (or equivalent) degree. Members must then upgrade to Regular Membership. If you would like to upgrade your membership at an earlier date, please contact the membership department at membership@aspet.org. Please provide a current curriculum vitae with publication history.

I have retired from my profession. Does ASPET have a retired category of membership?
Yes, ASPET has two retired categories of membership. Check to see if you qualify for either category.

How do I access my free online journal subscriptions?
You must activate your subscription with the HighWire journal platform.You will need your member number to complete the process, either from your welcome email or from logging in to your member account.

How do I get more invovled with ASPET?
See the "How to Get Involved" page for some ideas.

Still have a question? Contact the Membership Department.

Last updated: July 14, 2016 

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