What is the difference between ASET and ABRET? ASET offers ASET-CEUs that satisfy the continuing education requirements that ABRET sets to take board exams and renew an existing neurodiagnostic certification. ASET also offers networking opportunities with other healthcare professionals and Interest Section Forums with questions and answers from experienced technologists on techniques and technical issues related to neurodiagnostics.
ABRET is the credentialing board for neurodiagnostic technologists practicing Electroencephalography (EEG), Evoked Potentials (EP), Long Term Monitoring (CLTM), Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring (CNIM), Autonomic Testing Professionals (CAP), and Magnetoencephalography (MEG). ABRET encourages and promotes quality technical and clinical standards world-wide for neurodiagnostic technologists and laboratories through certification and accreditation.
What is the difference between Individual and Institutional membership? An Individual membership provides you a multitude of products, services and programs designed to meet your special needs for continuing education and professional growth, career advancement, job protections, and delivery of quality patient care. The membership fees are $115 for Active, $129 for Associate, and $58 for Student (US members). Fees for non-US members will be slightly higher.
An Institutional membership is for health care organizations and educational institutions that employ or educate neurodiagnostic technologists and provides you with access to the latest standards of practice, national competencies, salary surveys, and neurodiagnostic roles and job descriptions as well as up-to-the-minute reports on state and federal legislative and regulatory activities that affect the neurodiagnostic profession. Institutional membership offers a significant cost savings. The base rate for one primary billing contact and four employee members is $500. The fee for add-on employee members is only $86 each.
All member categories are entitled to all membership privileges, including the right to vote, to serve on committees, and to receive official publications of the Society. However, only Active members are eligible to serve as a Trustee or Officer of the Society.
Why do I need an ASET membership? ASET offers its members a multitude of products, services and programs, each designed to meet members' needs for continuing education and professional growth, career advancement, job protection, and delivery of quality patient care. Members receive discounts on educational courses, webinars, seminars, annual conference registrations, publications, and store merchandise. ASET is also the leading source of continuing education credits accepted by ABRET: Neurodiagnostic Credentialing and Accreditation.
What are the benefits of being a member of ASET? The value of ASET membership can be evaluated not only by the tangible benefits you received, but also by the practical guidance that is available to you through our education programs, publications, and member network. Visit our Member Benefits page for more information.
How will I be notified when it is time to renew my membership? Each current Active (US and Non-US), Associate (US and Non-US) and Student member will be e-mailed a membership dues renewal notice in October/November for the upcoming year. Active and Associate members are strongly encouraged to renew online. You can print your own membership card by logging into your ASET member account, and then clicking on the "Print Membership Card" tab in the upper right hand corner of the page.
For institutional members, only the Primary Billing Contact of each organization will receive a dues renewal notice by e-mail. Once their institution has paid their ASET membership dues, then each member will be able to print their own membership card by logging into their ASET member account, and then clicking on the "Print Membership Card" tab in the upper right hand corner of the page.
Auto-Renewal Option: New for Active and Associate members is the option to enroll in Membership Auto-Renewal. This program helps save you time, keeps you in good standing with the Society, and ensures that you receive a full year of membership so you will not miss out on any benefits and services available. Members that enroll in Auto-Renewal will not be mailed an invoice. They will be able to print their own membership card (see instructions above) after their membership has been renewed. To enroll, follow these easy steps:
- Log into the member login boxes at the top of the page with your username and password.
- On the Members Only Welcome page, click on the Edit My Profile link next to your name.
- Select the Membership Auto-Renewal tab and then the Enroll Now button.
- Complete the short enrollment form with payment information. No charges occur at the time of enrollment. Two weeks before your membership expires, you will receive a reminder email about the pending renewal. You will not need to take any action. Credit card processing for membership dues (and chapter dues if applicable) will occur automatically one week before your membership expires and you will receive an emailed receipt of the transaction.
Can I renew my membership online at the pro-rated dues rate? No. Renewing members are not eligible for pro-rated dues beyond their first year of membership. To receive a full year membership and avoid a disruption in ASET services, members should renew before their expiration date occurs. Membership runs on a calendar year, January through December.
The pro-rated member dues are half-price during Jul-Sept so why was I charged the full rate when I renewed my membership online during this time frame? The pro-rated dues are for NEW members only that join during the spring and summer months and do not receive a full year membership.
Can I cancel my membership at any time and receive a full refund? A member may resign or cancel their membership at any time by submitting their resignation in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Membership dues are non-refundable.