USPA Memberships - Credentials, International Credentials

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 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
  • Reduced Cost Or Free Press Releases (min. 4500 sources)
  • Online US Press Association Profile Page
  • Access to The Freelance Finder Website to 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

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

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. USPA Basic Membership - Press ID, Credentials electronic delivery - .pdf) US Domestic *

*.pdf copy of Member Press ID Card

* Letter of accreditation via email

* 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 or

*QR code (*additional option)

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

* Membership Verification 27/7 - 365 It will be your responsibility to laminate pass. We do not supply badge clip or neck lanyard

Most applications are processed and sent within 24 hours

2. USPA Basic Membership - Delivered / Press ID, Credentials Standard Shipping - 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

* 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 or

*QR code (*additional option)

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

* Membership Verification 27/7 - 365 Most applications are processed and sent within 24 hours

3. Pro Membership - Press ID, Credentials Standard Shipping - 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

* 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

* 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 unlimited Credential Assistance forms

* Membership Verification 27/7 - 365 Most applications are processed and sent within 24 hours

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

* 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 or

*QR code (*additional option)

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

* Membership Verification 27/7 - 365 ID will expire in one year. Most applications are processed and sent within 24 hours.

5. Lifetime Membership US Domestic - $899 ($400 With current 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

* Profile on US Press Association website

* Name and other information will be encoded in the PRESS ID barcode or *QR code (*additional option)

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

* Membership Verification 27/7 - 365 Most applications are processed and sent within 24 hours

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

* .pdf or Printed copy of your Member Press ID Card

* 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

* Profile on US Press Association website

* Name and other information will be encoded in the PRESS ID barcode or

*QR code (*additional option) (with shipped membership packet)

* Membership Verification 27/7 - 365 Most applications are processed and sent within 24 hours

It will be your responsibility to upload a recent picture of yourself or it can be sent as an email attachment. Photo must be renamed to include your name somewhere in file name (joesmith.jpg - joesmith001.jpg).

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.