Regular membership in [[NASPA]] currently costs US$30 per year (regardless of residence: U.S., Canada or overseas).
* Online: To apply for membership, please complete our [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/join.pl online application]. You will be given a choice at the end of then paying online by Visa or MasterCard, or saving your information and mailing us a check . If you are a NASPA [[director]] with an upcoming [[tournament]], we will extend you temporary credit so that you can activate your players’ memberships as required before your tournament; you then pay for the memberships together with your tournament participation fee. * By Mail: If you are unable to complete the online application, you may attach a completed [[media:NASPA_Membership_Application.pdf|Membership Application Form]] and send it to us with your payment as directed in our [[payment]] page.
Memberships purchased on or before December 31, 2009 have an extended initial term: your membership will be valid from the receipt of your dues through December 31, 2010. After December 31, 2009, each membership term is twelve calendar months.
=== Trial Memberships ===
First-time tournament players (those who do not have
atournament rating) may buy ''either'' a full NASPA membership
''or'' a trial six-month membership (US$15) through their tournament organizer. If they opt
for a trial membership, they have the option to extend it to a full membership by sending in an additional $15 at any time during the six-month trial period.