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Sunday, June 23, 2024

Membership Dues

New Annual Membership $78
Renewing Annual Membership $66
Lifetime Membership $2,500
International Lifetime Membership $4,000
Temporary 3 month Introductory Membership
(Can only be purchased online.)
$30
   
Optional Fees
Upgraded Magazine Delivery (1st Class-US/Canada Only) $45
International Magazine Annual Subscription (*annual membership required) $35

Membership dues are nonrefundable and are not tax deductible. Annual Membership is required prior to issuance of licenses and ratings and prior to renewal of ratings.

You have three options for sharing your USPA Credentials. You can take advantage of one or all of these. Here's how:

You can view a digital version of your USPA membership card by logging into your profile at uspa.org/me or from any page by clicking on your name in the top bar after you login. The direct link is uspa.org/mycard or you can find it by clicking on the Membership icon.

In 2016, USPA began a trial affiliation with Merit (formerly Sigma) to provide digital credentials to members. After a year of successful service, the USPA Board of Directors voted to enter into a permanent agreement with them to continue supplying this benefit at no cost to members or the organization. 

Members may choose to participate by selecting the Share option in their Privacy settings. If you have selected to Share but have not received an email invite from Merit, and wish to take advantage of this benefit, please email help@merits.com with your name and membership number to request your account setup.

After accepting a merit by email, or by clicking on "Claim My Profile" on merits.com, create your profile. For more help with Merit, you may contact them directly.

Yes, you are still able to get a plastic membership card mailed to you in the traditional way.  You can control your mailing preference for this option when you join or renew, or at anytime by clicking on your name in the top bar and clicking on your privacy tab.

Affinity Programs

USPA members and their families are eligible for AD&D coverage. With this insurance, you are covered whether you are involved in a parachuting accident or an unrelated accident. You are insured for loss of life, limb, sight, speech or hearing, as well as for paralysis, at home or away, anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day. Accidents can happen—whether in skydiving or any other activity. That’s why it’s important to make sure you and your family are covered if you’re injured in any kind of accident. Enroll for up to $200,000 for any accident ($100,000 parachuting) today! Visit enroll.insadm.com/uspa to learn more.

Farmers Insurance Discounts
Disclaimer: Insurers mentioned on this USPA page operate independently and are not responsible for each others' financial obligations.

Through Affinity Marketing Group, USPA is able to offer its members discounts on hotels and rental cars with Hotel Engine, Red Roof, Motel 6, and HotelPlanner. USPA members are also eligible to receive up to $500 cash back on new vehicles from select manufacturers.

Office Depot and OfficeMax are now one company! Members save up to 80% on more than 93,000 products. Save on your printing, cleaning and furniture needs. Shop online or in stores. Enjoy free next-day delivery on online orders over $50. Click here to shop online or print a free Store Purchasing Card.

Optional Benefits

USPA members may qualify for USPA skydiving licenses, which are international certificates of proficiency. Learn about the existing license requirements or renew an existing license.

USPA members may earn ratings in the instructional program. Learn the process of getting your coach, AFF, static-line or IAD ratings. Take it one step further by getting your course director rating as well.

USPA members may earn a professional exhibition rating (PRO) needed to make demonstration jumps. Learn the process of getting a PRO rating , how to plan Demo Jumps and how to purchase demonstration third-party liability insurance.

Membership allows skydivers to become eligible to compete in national and international meets. USPA sanctions the USPA National Parachuting Championships and selects the U.S. Parachute Team for international competition. Why not learn what it takes to compete.

Parachutist magazine is a standard benefit for members residing in the U.S. and Canada, and is mailed through a publisher’s periodical class. For deliveries within the United States, members can upgrade the delivery service of the magazine to the first class delivery service for an extra fee. This service should make the delivery time more consistent each month. The airmail delivery service is available for deliveries outside of the United States for an extra fee. This service will make the delivery considerably faster and the delivery time should be more consistent each month.

Standard Benefits

The membership card includes the member’s specific credentials and brief information about the third-party liability insurance coverage that comes with membership. View Membership card options.

All domestic and Canadian USPA members* receive Parachutist magazine each month, featuring skydiving news, color photographs, how-to articles, product and service reviews, and events. For more information about Parachutist, visit parachutist.com, available to all members.

*Members with addresses outside the U.S. or Canada may purchase the print edition while creating or renewing an annual or lifetime membership. If you would like to purchase the subscription in the middle of your renewal cycle, please contact us at membership@uspa.org.

USPA is located in Fredericksburg, Virginia, 50 miles south of Washington, D.C., along Interstate 95. The government relations staff at USPA Headquarters includes aviation governing professionals. USPA maintains access at the highest level of the FAA and federal government. These important human resources defend skydiving from those in government and industry who believe U.S. airports and airspace should be reserved for major commercial interests.

USPA members receive third-party liability insurance to include bodily injury and property damage while skydiving at a sanctioned drop zone. USPA members must separately purchase through USPA, the third-party liability insurance coverage for exhibition jumps not covered by the regular third-party liability membership insurance program. View Insurance Policy Summary.

The "USPA Update" is an e-newsletter designed to keep USPA members abreast of any skydiving news in between Parachutist's print cycles.

Types of Membership

An Annual Individual Membership is a 12-month membership that includes:

  • USPA Membership Card
  • online digital membership credentials via Merit
  • receiving USPA’s publication – Parachutist
    • members residing in the US and Canada will receive hard copies
    • all others will receive an electronic version
  • receiving the monthly USPA Update – an e-newsletter covering the latest news
  • eligibility to earn licenses, ratings and awards offered by USPA
  • participate in our triennial elections
  • coverage through our 3rd party liability insurance

Join USPA here!

USPA also offers Temporary Membership. Temporary membership includes:

  • Coverage for 3 months through our 3rd party liability insurance
  • online digital membership credentials via Merit
  • Purchases can only be made online
  • Temporary members are not eligible to
    • purchase or renewal of ratings
    • participate in any elections
    • receive Parachutist magazine

If you are joining USPA for the first time, create a new online account, then apply for membership.

A Lifetime Membership is valid for life. Benefits include:

  • All the benefits of an annual membership
  • online digital membership credentials via Merit
  • Special recognition in Parachutist (name and picture of new lifetime members published – if provided)
  • A special engraved lifetime membership card
  • No additional fees to maintain your membership; however, other fees may apply such as fees for additional ratings and rating renewals.
  • Not available online. You must complete a membership application (pdf) and submit to membership@uspa.org. Please call USPA HQ for the form and to provide credit card payment.

Membership in USPA provides education that keeps you safe, benefits that keep you secure and services to keep you satisfied. As one of a kind in the United States, USPA is a membership services association dedicated to the promotion of safe skydiving and the support of those who enjoy it. Through membership and your support, USPA keeps the skydiver informed. USPA establishes minimum standards and recommends procedures for safe skydiving. USPA promotes unity within the skydiving community and represents the interests of skydivers at local, state and federal levels of government.

An Annual Individual Membership is a 12-month membership that includes:

  • USPA Membership Card
  • online digital membership credentials via Merit
  • receiving USPA’s publication – Parachutist
    • members residing in the US and Canada will receive hard copies
    • all others will receive an electronic version
  • receiving the monthly USPA Update – an e-newsletter covering the latest news
  • eligibility to earn licenses, ratings and awards offered by USPA
  • participate in our triennial elections
  • coverage through our 3rd party liability insurance

Join USPA here!

A Lifetime Membership is valid for life. Benefits include:

  • All the benefits of an annual membership
  • online digital membership credentials via Merit
  • Special recognition in Parachutist (name and picture of new lifetime members published – if provided)
  • A special engraved lifetime membership card
  • No additional fees to maintain your membership; however, other fees may apply such as fees for additional ratings and rating renewals.

USPA also offers Temporary Membership. Temporary membership includes:

  • Coverage for 3 months through our 3rd party liability insurance
  • online digital membership credentials via Merit
  • Purchases can only be made online
  • Temporary members are not eligible to
    • purchase or renewal of ratings
    • participate in any elections
    • receive Parachutist magazine

If you are joining USPA for the first time, create a new online account, then apply for membership.

Call: (540) 604-9740 Download Application: USPA Membership Application Fax: (540) 604-9741 Online: Join/Renew Email: membership@uspa.org Mail: 5401 Southpoint Centre Drive, Fredericksburg, VA 22407

VISA, MasterCard, Discover, AMEX, U.S. check or money order accepted. Please do not send cash!

With normal processing it takes approximately 2-3 weeks to process and receive your membership card in the mail. Online orders are in real time and you can get a digital copy of your card in your profile at uspa.org/me. If you want a physical plastic membership card, you can update your preferences in the membership tab of your profile, and it takes 5-7 days to receive your membership card in the mail.

  1. For an additional $20, your membership can be processed within 24-48 hours, $30 within 2 hours or less. Provide an e-mail address to receive a free confirmation until you receive your membership card within 2-3 weeks.
  2. Another option is to check with the drop zone where you plan to jump to see if they will renew your membership and forward the information and payment to headquarters. Membership processing varies among drop zones, so be sure to research your options thoroughly.
  3. Online renewal is instant and in real time. Drop Zones can confirm your currency immediately after your renewal payment has been processed online.

You should receive your magazine between the 1st and the 15th of each month. A new member should receive the first issue within 45 days after the new membership is processed in the system.

Parachutist magazine is a standard benefit for members residing in the U.S. and Canada, and is mailed through a publisher's periodical class. For deliveries within the United States, members can upgrade the delivery service of the magazine to the first class delivery service for an extra fee. This service should make the delivery time more consistent each month. The airmail delivery service is available for deliveries outside of the United States for an extra fee. This service will make the delivery considerably faster and the delivery time should be more consistent each month.

USPA has three options for displaying your credentials:

Learn more here...

Third-party liability insurance comes with membership through the Standard Benefits Program. Members are eligible to purchase other types of insurance through the Optional Benefits Program and/or the Affinity Benefit Program. Insurance types vary and subject to change. You will find the most current list of insurance programs in the benefits section on this site.

At no cost, you may order another Membership card:

Call: (540) 604-9740 Fax: (540) 604-9741 Email: membership@uspa.org Mail: 5401 Southpoint Centre Drive, Fredericksburg, VA 22407 Online: My Profile – Log in to view and print your credentials.

Online: Log In to your account to view and change your address under the “My Account” tab. Email: membership@uspa.org Fax: (540) 604-9741 Mail: 5401 Southpoint Centre Drive, Fredericksburg, VA 22407 Call: (540) 604-9740

Online: Log In to your account to view and change your address in the “Edit My Profile Information” section. Email: membership@uspa.org Fax: (540) 604-9741 Mail: 5401 Southpoint Centre Drive, Fredericksburg, VA 22407 Call: (540) 604-9740

Use our online rating renewal system by having the required activities verified online by the appropriate official at uspa.org/verify. You can see your progress towards renewal in the credentials tab of your profile. Or, download the USPA Membership and Rating Renewal Application, acquire the appropriate signature(s) and send with payment via:

Fax: (540) 604-9741 Email: membership@uspa.org Mail: 5401 Southpoint Centre Drive, Fredericksburg, VA 22407

VISA, MasterCard, Discover, AMEX, U.S. check or money order accepted. Please do not send cash! Do not provide your credit card information by email. Instead call with your payment details.

We do not release personal information about our members. If time permits, we can forward your contact information to a person you are looking for, with your written permission to do so. As another option, you can place a classified ad in Parachutist magazine to try and have the person contact you.

A complete listing of the USPA Board members with all of the contact information appears in the front of your Parachutist magazine each month, or you can go to USPA Board Members for the listing.

You can contact USPA’s Membership Services Center at (540) 604-9740 or email membership@uspa.org.
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