The US Press Association Press Pass for full or part time, freelance or professional. Detailed information and benefits of the authentic US Press Association press pass.

US & International Member Support

Join Today To Receive Your Internationally Recognized Credentials and the support of an organization that is there to help you. The official USPA Press Pass, used worldwide.

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Are you a freelance or professional (writer, photographer, videographer, content publisher, blogger, webcaster) or maybe an artist or illustrator? Are you wondering how to obtain press credentials and press passes for venues or events?

Become a member of the US Press Association and receive your authentic USPA press pass, credentials and letter of accreditation. 

Have a look at our membership options below.

US Domestic and International Active Membership Options Offer

  • Internationally Recognized Press Pass
  • Letter Of Accreditation
  • Access to Free Download Area with tips and resources to help you succeed 
  • Acquisition Support (Help acquiring press passes for desired events and venues by means of Letters, Email, Phone Calls On Your Behalf)
  • Access To The Official USPA - US Press Association Website
  • Access To Members Only Areas Of Website and Archives
  • Reduced Cost Or Free Press Releases (min. 4500 sources)
  • Online US Press Association Profile Page (Drive traffic to your own website through targeted SEO campaigns designed to help you)
  • Access to The Freelance Finder, post your work (video, photos, writings) for the length of your membership.
  • Member Assistance/Support Enjoy peer support, skills exchange and networking
  • Free Assignment Letters Upon Request
  • Free Listing In US Domestic & *Foreign Journalist Database(s) *(International Membership)
  • Publication Assistance Marketing And Promotion Of Your Work
  • Free Career Assistance
  • Create Galleries And Sell Your Images/Video Directly From The Gallery

Become part of one of the largest communities of photographers, writers, bloggers and new media talent. Contributing members that submit (writings, photos, videos or other media) find a BOOST in traffic to their own websites or social media profile(s) making a USPA membership a valuable part of their SEO "search engine optimization" campaign.

Join The US Press Association Family today and become part of one of the largest online communities and organizations for:

  • International Press 
  • International Press Photographers
  • International Videographers
  • International Writers
  • Bloggers
  • Podcasters
  • TV & Radio
  • Editors
  • and many others involved in journalism and media.

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Did you know that the US Press Association has one of the largest online communities of concert and live event photographers?

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The uspressassociation.com and uspressassociation.org websites are the ONLY websites offering the GENUINE USPA press pass & press credentials

(ID, seal, hologram, QR code, embossed stamp and embossed letter of accreditation).

Other websites claiming to offer a USPA ID, stamps, seals or letters are not authentic. 

Choose from a variety of membership packet options or create your own custom packet.

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Card Options

* Stand Size PVC card (ideal to keep in your pocket, purse or wallet) this ID can still fit in a standard ID holder for lanyard use.

* Standard size laminate (ideal for those working out in the field where the ID may come in contact with the elements)

* Large ID (this ID only comes in our heavy duty laminate and is ideal for lanyard use so you can be identified at a distance)

1. Starter Packet

* ID Card

* Authentic and secure USPA holographic seal with ebeam nano text, tamper proof security foil, and 4 separate security channel images

* Name and US Press Association ID number will be added to our online membership registry

* Profile on US Press Association website

* Name and other information will be encoded in the ID barcode & QR code

* Membership Verification 24/7 - 365 Most applications are processed and sent within 24 hours

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2. Basic Membership Packet

* ID Card

* Authentic and secure USPA holographic seal with ebeam nano text, tamper proof security foil, and 4 separate security channel images

* Letter of accreditation

* One annual press release (FREE)

* Welcome Letter

* Name and US Press Association ID number will be added to our online journalist registry

* Profile on US Press Association website

* Name and other information will be encoded in the PRESS ID barcode & QR code

* Basic Membership will allow you to submit (1) Credential Assistance form per week.

* Membership Verification 24/7 - 365 Most applications are processed and sent within 24 hours

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3. Pro Membership Packet

* Authentic and secure USPA holographic seal with ebeam nano text, tamper proof security foil, and 4 separate security channel images

* ID Holder/ with smaller ID (not needed for larger 4x6 ID)

* Lanyard

* Membership Certificate

* Certificate Folder/Holder

* Vehicle ID

* Letter of accreditation

* Welcome Letter

* Name and US Press Association ID number will be added to our online journalist registry

* Quarterly press releases (FREE)

* Profile on US Press Association website

* Name and other information will be encoded in the PRESS ID barcode & QR code

* Pro Membership will allow you to submit 6 Credential Assistance forms per week

* Membership Verification 24/7 - 365 Most applications are processed and sent within 24 hours

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4. Group Membership Packet - Perfect for small to medium sized organizations.

Additional members may be added at any time for a nominal fee per member.

Call and speak with a USPA representative with any questions you may have about small or large publication memberships.

* ID Card(s)

* Authentic and secure USPA holographic seal with ebeam nano text, tamper proof security foil, and 4 separate security channel images

* Letter of accreditation

* Welcome Letter

* Name and US Press Association ID number will be added to our online journalist registry

* Quarterly press releases (FREE)

* Profile(s) on US Press Association website for each member plus company profile page

* Name and other information will be encoded in the press pass/ID Card barcode & QR code

* Group Membership will allow you to submit unlimited Credential Assistance forms

* Membership Verification 24/7 - 365 ID will expire in one year. Most applications are processed and sent within 24 hours.

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5. Lifetime Membership Packet

* ID Card

* Authentic and secure USPA holographic seal with ebeam nano text, tamper proof security foil, and 4 separate security channel images

* ID Holder/ with smaller ID (not needed for larger 4x6 ID)

* Vehicle ID

* Lanyard * Lifetime Membership Certificate

* Certificate Folder/Holder

* Letter of accreditation

* Welcome Letter

* Name and US Press Association ID number will be added to our online journalist registry

* Annual press releases (FREE)

* Profile on US Press Association website

* Name and other information will be encoded in the PRESS ID barcode & *QR code

* Lifetime Membership will allow you to submit unlimited Credential Assistance forms

* Membership Verification 24/7 - 365 Most applications are processed and sent within 24 hours

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6. International Membership Packet

* ID Card .pdf or Shipped 

* Authentic and secure USPA holographic seal with ebeam nano text, tamper proof security foil, and 4 separate security channel images (with shipped membership packet)

* ID Holder/ with smaller ID (not needed for larger 4x6 ID) (with shipped membership packet)

* Lanyard (with shipped membership packet)

* Membership Certificate (with shipped membership packet)

* Certificate Folder/Holder (with shipped membership packet)

* Letter of accreditation

* Welcome Letter

* Name and US Press Association ID number will be added to our online journalist registry

* Annual press releases (FREE)

* Profile on US Press Association website

* International Membership will allow you to submit 6 Credential Assistance forms per week

* Name and other information will be encoded in the PRESS ID barcode & *QR code

* Membership Verification 24/7 - 365 Most applications are processed and sent within 24 hours

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7. Media Partner

* Authentic and secure USPA holographic seal with ebeam nano text, tamper proof security foil, and 4 separate security channel images (with shipped membership packet)

* Unlimited content posting on USPA website for a full year with direct link back to partner site. 

* Free Monthly Press Releases with distribution to 5000 sources ( $3000 value)

* Static banner placement on USPA website for full length of partnership. 

* Your personal or company RSS feed embedded on custom page

* Authorized use of USPA content on media partner website(s) (with requested permission). 

* Media Partner Profile Page on USPA website. 

* Media Partner Membership will allow you to submit unlimited Credential Assistance forms

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DO NOT BE DECEIVED BY ILLEGITIMATE FOREIGN ORGANIZATIONS OFFERING THEIR PRESS PASSES

If you're being offered credentials without the US Press Association holographic seal, embossed seal or MemSearch Verification you are not receiving a genuine USPA article.

IF YOU ARE A PROSPECTIVE MEMBER OR SEEKING INFORMATION, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL OUR TOLL FREE NUMBER OR USE OUR LIVE ONLINE SUPPORT. ***

Many sites use stock photos of reporters, photographers & journalists. You may even find websites offering "Free Press Credentials". If an organization keeps no record of it's members, what are you really becoming a part of? Will they be there when you need them?

While there are other organizations using USPA as their acronym, we have been using the USPA acronym in the press/media industry since 1999. Other sites attempting to use this name are simply trying to create confusion and ride the success we have had for over the past two decades. We are the original. The USPA!

We are here to support our members and to help them achieve their goals! History speaks for itself.