Membership in the NSMA is open to any interested individuals. There are no corporate memberships. Applications are reviewed by the Membership Committee; upon acceptance, members receive a membership certificate and are eligible to participate in all NSMA activities. Members also are entitled to receive copies of any NSMA Recommendations, Reports and other association generated publications. Each member has one vote and all members in good standing are eligible to hold NSMA leadership positions.

Membership dues are $200 per member per year. Membership is not transferable.

Annual dues, except those included with new membership applications, must be paid prior to or at the Annual Conference, or at such schedule as the Board may determine.