Renew Your Membership

The CPSA membership year begins each November 1 and ends October 31 of the following year. It is important to renew by the beginning of the new membership year to ensure that none of your benefits are suspended.

Annual renewal reminder

  • All current members of record will receive an email or postcard by September 1 as a reminder to renew membership by November 1 when the new membership year begins.

  • Members with email addresses on record receive an email, and those without email receive a postcard.

  • Members may renew from the CPSA website through PayPal (no account required) or may mail a check along with their completed renewal form to the Membership director.

Renewal deadlines

  • Your membership must be renewed (paid in full) by November 1 each year to retain “current member” status for the new membership year, which allows you to continue to purchase member-only items. You also must be a current member to pay reduced member rates for CPSA exhibitions and workshops.

  • Failing to renew by November 1 results in suspension of your membership benefits, though your membership will not lapse until April 1, or when you advise the Membership director that you will not be renewing.

  • Failing to renew by December 31 means that your listing will not appear in the printed directory for the year and you won’t receive the printed directory or Fall-Winter To The Point (both mail in January).

  • If you renew between December 31 and March 31, however, you may purchase copies of the directory and January To The Point. Free PDF versions of the directory and January  To The Point are available by request to current members (see the Free to Members page) at no charge and delivered by email. The PDF is available only through March 31.

  • Failing to renew by April 1 of the membership year means that your CPSA membership will lapse and you will lose all membership benefits, plus any CPSA exhibition acceptances counting toward Signature status, any Signature status and Merit Awards earned, and Charter membership, as applicable.

Online membership renewal

  • Online renewal is the preferred method of payment, as it allows the fastest possible completion and avoids potential mail delays or misdirection.

  • Pay online with your credit card using PayPal. (You can use an existing PayPal account, but no account is necessary to use this option.)  If you encounter a problem using the Online payment system, please contact the Membership director.

    Note: Please be sure to fully complete the PayPal transaction. PayPal will confirm your purchase by email. You will also receive a confirmation email from CPSA after your renewal has been processed, usually within a week after you submit payment, depending on the volume of renewals being processed at the time.  If you wish to make a Donation to CPSA operations, please visit our Shopping Cart.

Mail-in membership renewal

You can also print an application form from the CPSA website and mail the completed form to the Membership director with your check or money order. Please allow extra time for delivery and processing. NOTE: All payments must be in U.S. dollars and made payable to CPSA. If you have any difficulty opening or printing the form, or questions about completing it, please contact the Membership director.

Open and print the form from the Membership Application page.

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