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How To Become A Member

The USLA membership year extends from July 1st to June 30th.  To become a new USLA member or to renew your existing membership, you can use a credit card or checking account number and submit your application electronically.

Membership Categories
Professional --  To qualify as a Professional Member, an individual must: (1) Be a direct, active, seasonal or retired individual, including a chief, director or equivalent, who has worked in the capacity as a lifeguard of an ocean, bay, lake, river or open water lifesaving or rescue service; and, (2) Have worked a minimum of eight hours annually for a respective service, or be retired from the service, having worked in the service fifteen (15) years or more and maintained membership, in good standing, in the USLA; and, (3) Be a member of a local chapter; and, (4) Pay annual dues to the chapter, region and national organization as prescribed by the Board of Directors of each.

Perpetual-- Perpetual Members pay dues once and enjoy the benefits of USLA membership without interuption for their entire lifetime. To qualify as a Perpetual Member, an individual must meet all of the requirements of a Professional Member (above) or an Alumnus Member (below), but after this single payment, Perpetual Members never pay dues again. 

Alumnus Member -- To qualify as an Alumni Member, an individual must: (1) Have previously been a Professional Member; and, (2) Be currently ineligible for Professional Member status.
Associate Member -- Any individual who does not otherwise qualify as a member and who desires to support and obtain membership in the USLA is eligible to be an Associate Member.
Junior Lifeguard Member -- Available to boys and girls ages 9-17 who are currently registered in a USLA-affiliated Junior Lifeguard program. 

For questions or concerns about USLA membership, please contact the National Membership Liaison.


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