Membership Types

Select a member type below to complete a membership application. 

Full Member

Full members of ANCDS have voting privileges and the ability to hold office.

Applicants for full membership shall be restricted to those who hold a Master’s degree or doctoral degree in communication disorders and sciences or a field related to neurologic communication disorders and sciences from a properly accredited academic institution. Board certification is not required for membership in ANCDS.

Annual dues for Full Membership are $100 for 2017 membership year.

Student Member

Student members can join ANCDS and thus be part of the group before they have met the standards for full membership or Board Certification or while in doctoral training. This allows them to be in contact with leaders in clinical practice and research in the area of neurologic communication disorders, and to network with professionals who share their interests as they enter into professional life. Student membership includes the right to serve on selected committees and attend ANCDS functions.

Applicants for student membership shall be restricted to individuals enrolled in a full time academic program and demonstrating an interest in neurologic communication disorders. Student members shall be entitled to receive notice of and attend all meetings of the Academy. Student members shall have no power to vote or to hold office in the Academy. Student members will have the right to serve on selected, but not all, committees. Eligibility for student membership ends upon completion of the academic degree.

Annual dues for student members are $50.

Life Member

Life Membership is available to a full member who is 68-years-old by January 1 and has been a Member in good standing for five (5) consecutive years. There are no dues payments for life members however, re-certification fees are still applicable. Those eligible for life membership may apply by submitting a written request to the Membership Committee. The Executive Board votes to approve Life Membership at its annual meeting in November (the membership change goes into effect in January of the next year).