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There are several options to choose from when becoming a member of WVSHA. For each membership type, annual dues apply for the membership year from January 1st to December 31st.

Member Types

  

Membership in the West Virginia Speech-Language-Hearing Association is open to individuals who qualify for any of the three classes of members.
 
Professional Member: $55.00
Professional Members must hold a graduate degree with major emphasis in speech-language pathology, audiology, deaf education, or speech, language, or hearing science; or a graduate degree and present evidence of active research, interest, and performance in the field of human communication.

The requirements for election as a professional member may be waived in special instances by recommendation of the Committee on Membership and two-thirds vote of the Executive Board.

Any professional member who has attained the age of 62 and who has held membership for the ten consecutive years immediately prior to attaining the age of 62 may apply for and receive life membership with all privileges of a professional member. Annual dues may be waived.

Any professional member who has held membership for ten consecutive years immediately prior to application for life membership and periodically submits satisfactory evidence of total disability may receive life membership with all the privileges of a professional member. Annual dues shall be waived. 
 
Associate Member: $20.00
Associate members must hold a bachelors degree or its equivalent with major emphasis in speech-language pathology, audiology, deaf education, and speech and hearing science; or demonstrate an interest in disorders of communication through his or her area of employment. 
 
Affiliate Member: $8.00
Affiliate Members must show an interest in and/or pursuit of a degree or equivalent in speech-language pathology, audiology, deaf education or speech and hearing science.

 

Full Time Student $0.0

Full Time students must show attendance full time at a university in pursuit of an undergraduate or graduate degree.
 

 
 
Members in good standing on April 26, 1980 shall automatically be continued in their assigned classification without further or additional qualification. 


 

If you are rejoining WVSHA after your membership has lapsed, please use your username/password to reactive your existing membership account.  If you do not remember your log in details the system can email them to you directly .  Once you have logged in select the renew link on your portal in the top right.

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