The main current benefits of membership are:
* Eligibility to play in NASPA [[tournaments]]. These are rated, sanctioned SCRABBLE tournaments. NASPA is the only organization in North America licensed by Hasbro to use the registered name, “SCRABBLE”. These events are played with an accepted tournament word list with rules for both play and comportment and a system in place to ensure that these rules are adhered to
. Effective 2009-07-01, [[NSA]] membership is no longer accepted for tournament eligibility.
* Eligibility to play in rated events overseas with additional privileges offered under the auspices of [[International agreements]], including:
** [[ABSP Agreement|Member discounts]] on tournament entry fees at events sanctioned by the Association of British Scrabble Players ([[ABSP]]).
More benefits will be added as the NASPA [[Membership Committee]] prepares them.
Members will be required to comply with a[[Code of Conduct]], which took effect on July 1, 2009.
== How to Join ==