The AAB Associate Member Section consists of bioanalytical, clinical, medical or environmental laboratory professionals and others interested in laboratory technology. AMS members are certified technologists, technicians, physician office laboratory technicians, non-certified regular class, and full-time student class members.
Associate members are divided into five classes:
To be eligible for membership as AMS-Registrant Class, you must:
An AMS-Registrant Class member is eligible to be elected to the AMS Administrative Board as an officer or registrant class at-large board member or be appointed to the AMS administrative Board by the AAB National Board of Directors.
AMS officers must be certified as MT or MLT by the AAB Board of Registry. Five of the AMS Administrative Board members-at-large must be from the AMS-Registrant Class, four of which must be MT(AAB) or MLT(AAB), and the fifth one must be MT(AAB), MLT(AAB), POLT(AAB) or PBT(AAB).
Annual Dues for MT(AAB) or MLT(AAB): $95
Annual Dues for POLT(AAB): $65
Annual Dues for PBT(AAB): $40
To be eligible for membership as AMS-Regular Class, you must be:
Actively engaged in, or have an active interest in, clinical or bioanalytical laboratory technology and not be certified by the AAB Board of Registry.
An AMS-Regular Class member is eligible for election to the AMS Administrative Board as the regular class at-large board member.
Annual Dues: $75
To be eligible for membership as AMS-Student Class, you must be:
Enrolled full-time in a laboratory-related curriculum at a college, university, community college, or vocational school that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Office of Education. Part-time students are eligible for student membership only if they are not employed in the laboratory field.
In order to process student membership, a current official academic transcript verifying studies must be forwarded to the AAB office directly from the issuing institution and must be official and contain the seal of the educational institution.
AMS-Student Class members are not entitled to hold office or vote.
Annual Dues: $35
To be eligible for membership as AMS-Retired Class, you must:
No longer be gainfully employed in a clinical or bioanalytical laboratory because of age or medical reasons and must have been a member of AMS at the time of retirement.
AMS-Retired Class members are not entitled to hold office or vote.
Annual Dues: $35.
To apply, please forward a letter requesting that your membership be transferred to Retired Class.
AMS-Life membership is an honorary membership granted by the AMS Administrative Board to an AMS-Registrant Class or AMS-Regular Class member whose contributions to the AMS merit recognition by the award of a lifetime membership.
Such individuals shall be nominated for life membership by the AMS Membership Committee. Life members are not required to pay dues.An AMS-Life member is eligible to be elected to the AMS Administrative Board as an officer, at-large board member, or a member appointed by the AAB National Board of Directors.