Any full- or part-time freelancer may join the EFA. Fees are discounted for two-year memberships. New members pay a membership processing fee.
To join, you will need to complete the online form. You may pay either by credit card online or by check online. This form is submitted online within a secure server.
Online credit card transactions are conducted at a secure PayPal/Verisign server and are processed immediately. Your membership will be active as soon as the transaction clears, usually within 30 minutes. Look for an Order Confirmation (receipt) by email shortly after payment is complete. You should also receive a New Member Application welcome email with your initial log-ins for the EFA website. If you do not receive it, please contact the EFA office.
If you are not comfortable sending your credit card information over the Internet, complete the online form and opt to pay by check. You will be presented with a printable invoice to submit with your payment. Send the invoice and your check or credit card information by USPS to the EFA office. Your membership will not be active immediately.
Guest status is free, but includes neither benefits nor access to the members-only areas of the website. Guests are able to take education offerings and participate in special events. To become a guest, complete the online form.
To upgrade from guest status to full membership, log in and then complete the online form. If you need a reminder of your EFA username or password, click the Forgot? link in the sign-in area.
If you are a returning member whose membership has lapsed (whether within the year or earlier), please write the EFA atso that we can reactivate your old membership.
There is a processing fee of $35 in addition to dues for new members, guests upgrading to full membership, and former members returning after a lapse of more than thirty days.