Requirements for Active Membership

In addition to dues payment, additional support documentation must be submitted as outlined in the SQA Membership Brochure. Submit documentation via e-mail to, via fax at +1 434.977.1856 or via mail to Society of Quality Assurance, 154 Hansen Road, Suite 201, Charlottesville, VA  22911 USA.  

Active Membership

Effective: 1 January 2019 - 31 December 2019 (dues are not prorated) 

 Apply for SQA Membership online!

Active Member Application (PDF) OR  Reclassification Application (PDF)  

Documentation Required

(Send to address above)

Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)
documenting at least two (2) consecutive years of experience in a research quality assurance role within (5) years immediately preceding the date of application.  Resume or CV must include the following: 

  • QA experience related to the audit functions to assure compliance with GLP, GCP or GMP as the Regulations/Standards/Principles relate to support of research activities.  FDA, EPA and OECD or other national/international equivalents are acceptable;
  • Employment history, including duties and duration of all professional positions in QA;
  • Professional activities, including allied affiliations and activities, published articles, awards, etc.;
  • Education and training, including GCP, GLP, GMP and QA training.
Attendance at one (1) recent (within past 5 years) QA meeting/training*: Applicant must provide evidence of attendance by providing documentation such as a registration receipt, attendance certificate or copy of the badge showing the name of the meeting.  Acceptable meetings include those sponsored by SQA, SQA chapters or other allied research quality assurance organizations.  A detailed syllabus must be attached for training sponsored by an organization other than SQA or any of its chapters. 

* Or you may supply Written Sponsorship from two (2) Active SQA Members in good standing. Letters of sponsorship shall be dated within one (1) year of the date of application. Letter of Sponsorship Template  

Application Review 

All Active applications are reviewed by the SQA Ethics and Membership Credentials Committee and the SQA Board of Directors and take 4-6 weeks, from date all documentation is received, to be processed.