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Documentation Requirements for Membership

Full or Early Career Member

The Endocrine Society welcomes online applications from clinical and research professionals who have a commitment to endocrine research, practice or education; hold a doctoral degree in a related field; and meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Published Author. You have published endocrine-related work in peer-reviewed, internationally recognized journals, and you are the first (or senior) author on at least one of these publications. Documentation to support application: Curriculum Vitae including a list of your publications with bibliographic references.
  • Board Certified Physician. You are Board-certified (or Board eligible) by your nation’s accreditation body in one of the following areas: Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism; Pediatric Endocrinology; or Obstetrics/Gynecology. Documentation to support application: Proof of Board certification (or proof of Fellowship Completion) or in-country license to practice in one of the above listed areas.
  • Educator. You have made an ongoing, significant contribution to teaching endocrinology, with at least five years’ experience as a clinical or basic science instructor in an educational setting for undergraduate or higher-level students. Documentation to support application: Curriculum Vitae and list of course topics, dates, frequency and audience.
  • Other. You hold a doctorate degree and have interests, involvement and made contributions in the field of endocrinology. Documentation to support application: Curriculum Vitae and a personal statement that provides evidence of creative, research-oriented, educational or clinical activities in the field of endocrinology.

Associate Member

The Endocrine Society offers Associate-level memberships to professionals who are committed to the field of endocrinology; demonstrate leadership as an educator, speaker, advocate or administrator; and meet the criteria in one of the four categories listed below. If you meet the criteria for Full or Early Career Membership, the Endocrine Society will accept you as such, even if you have applied as an Associate.

  • Affiliate Associate. You are a senior-level corporate, government or non-profit manager representing research and development, medical affairs or education, marketing, professional affairs, regulatory or quality assurance in the field of endocrinology. Documentation to support application: Curriculum Vitae (or Resume) and a personal statement that reflects your interest, involvement and contributions to the field of endocrinology.
  • In-Training Associate. You are enrolled in an endocrinology-related educational program as a clinical or post-doctoral fellow, medical resident, medical student, graduate or undergraduate student. Documentation to support application: Completion of the In-Training Status section of the application.
  • Healthcare Associate. You hold a license and/or certification such as a registered nurse, certified diabetic educator, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, registered dietitian, or physician assistant.
    Documentation to support application: Proof of license or certification.
  • Research Associate. You are committed to endocrine research, education and practice with evidence of ongoing supportive efforts in endocrine research and at least a BA or BS degree. You are not eligible for this membership group if you are a fellow or student. Documentation to support application: Curriculum Vitae

General Membership Questions

What is the membership term?

Memberships are valid for one calendar year (January 1 - December 31). Starting in July, dues rates are prorated for half the year (July 1 - December 31). ALL memberships expire on December 31.

Where can I find my member ID number?

  • New and Upgraded Members - You will receive a membership confirmation email providing your 6-digit membership ID number once your application is processed. If you subscribe to a print journal, your membership number is located on the mailing label.
  • Contact Member Services staff to request your membership number.

How can I renew/pay my membership?

You may renew online using Visa, MasterCard, or American Express, or call Member Services to pay over the phone. You will also receive renewal notices in the mail if you wish to pay by check (in U.S. funds, drawn on a bank with a U.S. branch).

I completed my training. How do I upgrade from an In-Training Associate to an Early Career or Full Member?

You may upgrade your membership during the online renewal process. If your membership has already been paid, please contact Member Services to request your membership upgrade, by providing your board certification, CV, or training completion certificate. If you are not yet board certified, please email or fax your curriculum vitae (CV) or fellowship completion certificate to Member Services for review.

I was a member more than a year ago, are there costs to rejoin the Society?

You may complete the rejoin application online. There are no additional fees to rejoin.

Can I update my member information online?

You may update your profile information online during the renewal or rejoin process, visit the My Account page, or contact Member Services.

How do I get a receipt for my dues and subscriptions?

If you renew your membership online, you will receive an instant receipt (on screen and via email), or contact Member Services to request a receipt.

How do I confirm my payment has been received?

Payment processing can take up to two weeks. If payment was sent more than two weeks ago, please contact Member Services to confirm receipt of payment.

Journal Questions

How do I access online journal articles?

Login to the journals page with your username and password. If you have forgotten your login details, please contact Member Services.

Who do I contact about missing or damaged journal issues?

You may submit a claim online at or contact Member Services. Please allow 4-6 weeks for domestic shipping and 6-8 weeks for international shipping.

When will I start receiving my journals?

Once your payment is posted to your account, which takes about 2 weeks, you will receive your journals (and back issues you may have missed). Shipping takes approximately 4-6 weeks domestically, 6-8 internationally.

I may have submitted a duplicate payment. What should I do?

No action is required. Duplicate payments are processed towards the next year's dues, so you will not need to renew the following year. If payment was submitted in error and you would like a refund, please contact Member Services.

I want to submit a manuscript as a member. Can I apply to join and submit my manuscript at the same time?

No, you must submit your membership application first. You can email Member Services to inform us about your submission. We will email your membership number as soon as your application is processed – only then can you submit your manuscript as a member.