The USPA - Memberships, Press Credentials, International Credentials, Press ID, Press Pass Assistance

Need A Press Pass? Join Today To Receive Your Internationally Recognized Credentials

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

Become a member of the US Press Association and receive your official, verifiable press identification card, press ID, credentials and letter of accreditation. 

Have a look at our membership options below.

US Domestic and International Active Membership Options Offer

  • Internationally Recognized Press ID
  • Letter Of Accreditation Press Pass
  • Acquisition Support (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
  • Assignment Letters Upon Request
  • Listings In US Domestic & *Foreign Journalist Database(s) *(International Membership)
  • Publication Assistance Marketing And Promotion Of Your Work
  • Career Assistance
  • Create Galleries And Sell Your Images/Video Directly From The Gallery

US Domestic and International Non Working Media/Journalist Membership Options Offer

  • Internationally Recognized Member ID
  • 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)
  • Member Assistance/Support Enjoy peer support, skills exchange and networking
  • Publication Assistance Marketing And Promotion Of Your Work
  • Career Assistance
  • Create Galleries And Sell Your Images/Video Directly From The Gallery

And the opportunity to be part of the fastest growing organization devoted to the growth and support of freelance journalists!

Our websites (uspressassociation.com & uspressassociation.org) are the ONLY websites offering the GENUINE USPA (ID, seal, hologram, QR code, embossed stamp and embossed letter of accreditation).

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

Become part of one of the largest communities of photographers, writers, bloggers and new media talent. Become either a contributing or non-contributing member. What is a contributing member? Simply a member that enjoys sharing content on the USPA website or publications.

Our contributing members that submit (writing, photos, videos or other media) find a BOOST in traffic to their own websites or social media profile(s) making being a contributing member a valuable part of their SEO "search engine optimization" campaign. Choose the length of your membership. (Membership is for 1 year but you can choose the length of your membership term)

1. Non Working Press/Media Membership

* Member 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

Choose This Option

2. USPA Basic Membership - US Domestic

* Member Press 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

Choose This Option

3. Pro Membership - US Domestic Or International

* Member Press ID Card - receive (by request) .pdf member ID via email once membership process

* 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

* 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

Choose This Option

4. Group Membership(s) 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.

* Member Press 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 ID 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.

Choose This Option

5. Lifetime Membership US Domestic - $699 ($475 With Holiday Promotion)

*Member Press 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)

* 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

Choose This Option

6. International Membership - USPA International Press Card - Or Ask Us About International Group Memberships And International Lifetime Memberships

* Member Press 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

Choose This Option

7. USPA 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. 

* 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

CHOOSE THIS OPTION

It will be your responsibility to upload a recent picture of yourself or it can be sent as an email attachment.

Should you have any questions, feel free to call and speak with a representative or use the site Live Chat feature.

Be sure to read the MEMBER REGISTRATION PROCESS, as it may answer any questions you may have.

*** WARNING TO JOURNALISTS SEEKING ACCREDIATION - DO NOT BE DECEIVED BY ILLIGITIMATE WEBSITES OFFERING JOURNALIST "PRESS PASSES" IF YOU ARE A PROSPECTIVE MEMBER OR SEEKING INFORMATION, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL OUR TOLL FREE NUMBER OR USE OUR LIVE ONLINE SUPPORT. ***

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.

Don't be fooled by sites that use stock photos of reporters, photographers & journalists. You may even find websites offering "Free Press Credentials", however they keep NO records of their members. If there is no record, what are you really becoming a part of? Will they be there when you need them?

We are the original. The USPA!

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

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