If you are already an Associate Member of the PSA you can use this form to upgrade to Professional Member.
Professional Members either operate independently as a sole trader or a limited company, or can be employed by a business or charity for which the applicant makes presentations. A requirement of membership is that payment is received by the applicant for speaking related activities. There is no minimum amount required however we do request 3 examples of events/sum in the previous 12 months to support the application.
In addition a Professional Member also:
- Has given a minimum of 10 presentations, talks, speeches, webinars, training workshops, teleseminars, or other communications for audiences greater than 3 individuals during the previous 12 months
- Has a website and other marketing collateral which is professionally produced and indicates the speaking activities with which the applicant is involved
- Has their application to join proposed by two people who are either Professional Members or Fellows of the PSA, one of whom must have seen them speaking within the previous 12 months and who vouches for their speaking ability. (Current PSA board members may not name or second an Associate Member for promotion to Professional Member)
- Agrees to the PSA Code of Ethics and accepts they will be bound by this code