MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION PROCEDURES:
PAVA application procedures vary with the level of membership. For all levels of membership, fill out the online form. Submit any requested supplemental materials together in one email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line of the email must contain your last name followed by “PAVA Supplemental Materials.” Example: “Smith PAVA Supplemental Materials.” Your application cannot be fully processed until all supplemental materials have been received.
Annual membership dues cover from January 1 to December 31. If application approval for a new member occurs after February 1, the fees will be prorated monthly.
If you have questions, please contact us.
FULL VOTING MEMBERS ($100/year, prorated monthly for new members after February 1):
Members with voting privileges and eligibility to serve as board members or officers of PAVA.
- Online Application
- Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- Evidence of pedagogical, clinical, or research competence (e.g., documentation of published articles or funded grants; certification of clinical competency [licensure in speech pathology, or board certification in otolaryngology]; certification of completion of a fellowship or specialized training in voice; diplomas from academic institutions; additional letters of support from peers in your field)
- Two Recommendation Letters
- Two recommendation letters from current PAVA membership (see directory of members)OR
- One recommendation letter from a current PAVA member* and two recommendation letters from professional colleagues familiar with your work and collegiality.
*If you do not know any PAVA members, please contact the director of membership. The regional governor of your area will contact you to schedule a phone or Zoom meeting and will provide a recommendation to the director of membership (in addition to two recommendation letters from professional colleagues).
ASSOCIATE MEMBERS ($50/year; prorated monthly for new members after February 1):
Members in allied fields with an interest in voice.
STUDENT MEMBERS* ($25/year; prorated monthly for new members after February 1):
Members currently enrolled in an educational program.
*Student membership is limited to a five year term with the possibility of one subsequent five year term. Student members can request reclassification to a higher level of membership upon the completion of training/education/fellowship and submitting any additional supplemental materials.
If you are not sure which level is appropriate for you, please contact us.