FAQ for New Members

When can I expect to receive my stamp and certificate?

We usually order stamps for our members every couple of months. Please make sure your shipping address is accurate as we ship the certificate and stamp to the shipping address indicated on the stamp and certificate request submission.

Do I have to do the CCP (Continuing Competency Program)?

Only Professional Biologists must complete the CCP. If you just become a P. BIol, you start tracking your hours from the date you became a member, even in your first year. You need to submit your CCP in order to renew your dues - don't worry, you are not expected to 'earn' 35 PDH your first year! Please read through the handbook that is available in the Member portal under "Member Downloads"  for details about the program. It is up to each member to use their own judgement on where to enter their professional development in the app.

How do I pay my fees?

Login to the Member’s Portal, then click on "Pay Membership Fees" on left side menu bar. Follow the process from there. Fees must be paid within four months of being accepted as a member, and you are not considered a member in good standing until you have paid your fees. That means you cannot use the P. Biol. or BIT designation until payment has been received.

All  members of ASPB must pay a membership fee starting when they are accepted as a member of ASPB. Fees are pro-rated through the year for new members. They must pay the full fee starting on January 1 of the following year.

Membership Fee Renewal Process

The membership year is from January 1 to December 31. You must renew your fees starting January 1 in order to be considered a member in good standing. Late fees of $25 are added March 2. If you do not pay by May 1, the ASPB will remove your name from the register of members, and you are no longer a member of ASPB. You will be required to reapply to ASPB under current requirements if you wish to be a member once again. This involves paying the application fee and having your documents sent to the ASPB office to reviewed.

Professional Biologists who desire to reclassify to Temporary Withdrawn status must log into the member portal and apply to be reclassified.