Membership Classifications and Dues

Which of the available AARC membership classifications is right for you?

  • Digital Level—Can read Respiratory Care and AARC Times online as a digital publication.
  • 1+1 Level—Receives one publication in the mail and reads one online.
  • Print Level—Receives both AARC Times and Respiratory Care in the mail.
  • Senior Memberships—Discounts for those aged 65 and older.
  • Group Memberships.

Membership Classifications

*A processing fee of $12.50 will be added to new memberships.

Classification Annual Dues* Eligibility, Rights and Benefits
Active Member Print Level $99.00* Active Members are those practitioners actively involved in the respiratory care profession. An individual is eligible if he/she lives in the U.S. or its territories, and meets one of the following criteria: (1) is legally credentialed as a respiratory care professional if employed in a state that mandates such, OR (2) is a graduate of an accredited educational program in respiratory care, or (3) holds a credential issued by the NBRC. Voting privileges, full membership benefits, and the ability to hold office are extended to all Active Members.
1+1 Level $94.00*
Digital Level $89.00*
Student Member Print, 1+1, or Digital Level $50.00 Any respiratory care student enrolled in an AARC recognized or accredited entry-to-practice educational program is eligible for Student Membership. Persons with NBRC credentials do not qualify for Student Membership.
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Associate Member Print Level $99.00* Anyone who is working in a field related to the practice of respiratory care in the United States. Those working in medical equipment sales or manufacturing, physicians, and other allied health practitioners not engaged in direct respiratory patient care can be Associate Members. Associate Members cannot vote or hold office, but they have the full package of membership benefits.
1+1 Level $94.00*
Digital Level $89.00*
Associate Member (Foreign) Print Level: $134.00* Anyone who is working in a field related to the practice of respiratory care outside the United States. Associate Members cannot vote or hold office, but they have the full package of membership benefits.
1+1 Level $120.00*
Digital Level $100.00*
Dues slightly higher due to mailing costs of publications.
Special Member Print Level $99.00* Any individual who has an interest in respiratory care but does not work in a field related to respiratory care. Special Members have the same rights and privileges as Associate Members.
1+1 Level $94.00*
Digital Level: $89.00*
Specialty Sections Adult Acute Care $15.00 Open to all member types. You get access to AARConnect discussion lists, monthly e-newsletters, quarterly Section E-Bulletins.
Continuing Care Rehabilitation $15.00
Diagnostics $15.00
Education $20.00
Home Care $15.00
Long-Term Care $15.00
Management $20.00
Neonatal-Pediatric $15.00
Sleep $15.00
Transport $15.00
Plus Membership—Add $35 to any membership level and become a Plus Member. Plus Members get one complimentary Specialty Section, advance access to housing for AARC Congress, and an invitation to a reception at the annual meeting.

Still not sure which membership is right for you? Contact AARC Customer Service at 972-243-2272, available 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Central Time, Monday through Friday.