Regular membership in [[NASPA]] currently costs US$30 per year (regardless of residence: U.S., Canada or overseas).
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.
== How to Renew ==
As of February 15, 2010, you can renew your membership [
http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/renew.pl online]. A $30 payment will add a year to your membership.
== Benefits of Membership ==
The main current [
http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/services.pl 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.
* An official [
http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/mcard.pl membership card]
* Sanctioned recognition of individual achievements in tournament play
* Subscription to the [[NASPA Bulletin]] in electronic form
http://scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/members.pl membership database]
has been online since April 6, 2009, and may be used to verify a person’s membership status.