AAB Individual Membership

Note: membership is not required to become certified. Learn more about certification: Certifying Boards.

Primary Benefits

AAB provides its members with a broad range of services and activities and is the primary legislative advocate for the non-physician laboratory director and the community clinical laboratory, particularly in matters pertaining to CLIA, OSHA, Medicare, and Medicaid.

AAB is actively involved in monitoring legislation affecting community laboratories, informing members about new developments in the field, and helping members deal with the complexities of rapidly changing technology and operating methods.

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Membership Classes and Eligibility

Director

To be eligible for membership as a Director, you must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Be licensed or qualified as a laboratory director of a clinical, bioanalytical or environmental laboratory by any federal or state agency.
  • Be a Diplomate (certified director) of the American Board of Bioanalysis or be certified as a Laboratory Director by another national certifying agency acceptable to the AAB Membership Committee.

 

Annual dues: $275

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Supervisor

To be eligible for membership as a Supervisor, you must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Be qualified as a laboratory supervisor under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA ’88), or in a laboratory licensed by a federal or state agency that requires such licensure.
  • Be certified as a supervisor by the American Board of Bioanalysis (ABB) or another national certifying agency acceptable to the AAB Membership Review Committee.

 

Annual dues: $90

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Manager

To be eligible for membership as a Manager, you must have:

  • Less than 10% ownership share or financial interest in a laboratory or the parent company of a laboratory; not be qualified as a director, consultant, or supervisor under the CLIA ’88 regulations, now or as they may be amended; and be actively engaged in an administrative or managerial position in a CLIA-certified clinical laboratory or a federally certified or state licensed bioanalytical laboratory, e.g., environmental, embryology, public health, or veterinary laboratory.

 

Annual dues: $90

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Faculty

To be eligible for membership as a Faculty Member, you must:

  • Be a laboratory director, manager, or supervisor who is a full-time college or university faculty member with teaching responsibilities in the bioanalytical sciences. Full-time is defined as teaching full-time and not directing, managing or supervising a laboratory.

 

Annual dues: $75

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Armed Forces

To be eligible for membership as an Armed Forces Member, you must:

  • Be a laboratory director, manager, or supervisor who is a full-time active-duty member of the U.S. Armed Forces.

 

Annual dues: $75

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Supporting

To be eligible for membership as a Supporting Member, you must:

  • Be an individual evidencing a serious interest in the activities of the Association.

 

Annual dues: $350

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Affiliate

To be eligible for membership as an Affiliate Member, you must:

  • Be a “Professional Partner” to laboratories, i.e., provide services or consultations that involve the laboratory testing process. Examples of Professional Partners include, but are not limited to, industrial hygienists (for environmental testing), genetic counselors (for genetic testing), and remediation specialists (for environmental testing).

 

Annual dues: $100

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Emeritus

To be eligible for membership as an AAB Emeritus Member, you must:

  • Be a member of AAB who is no longer actively engaged in professional or business endeavors and who has been an AAB member for at least 10 years.

 

Annual dues: $0

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Honorary

To be eligible for membership as an Honorary Member, you must:

  • Be an individual whose achievements entitle him/her to special recognition by the Association.

 

Annual dues: $0

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Inactive

To be eligible for membership as an Inactive Member, you must:

  • Be a member of AAB who has left the field of bioanalysis for another field of endeavor, but who wishes to retain an affiliation with the Association.

 

Annual dues: $25

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Life

Life membership is an honorary membership granted by AAB’s Board of Directors to a member whose contributions to the Association merit recognition by the award of lifetime membership.

Such individuals shall be nominated for life membership by the Membership Review Committee. Life members are not required to pay dues and are entitled to vote and hold office for all elective positions for which they were eligible at the time they are awarded Life Membership.

 

Annual dues: $0

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Sustaining Membership

AAB membership for entities that manufactures, produces, distributes, sells, or leases products, supplies, equipment, or services to laboratories, and evidence a serious interest in the activities of the Association: Learn More.


Owner / Executive Officer Membership

Owner members consist of persons having at least a 10% share or financial interest in a clinical or bioanalytical laboratory or the parent company of a clinical or bioanalytical laboratory whether or not they are trained in the laboratory sciences. Ownership may be through debt or equity. Such a laboratory must be a member of the National Independent Laboratory Association (NILA) special interest group of AAB. Owner membership shall be retained as long as the clinical or bioanalytical laboratory is a member in good standing in NILA.

Executive Officer members are executive officers of a clinical or bioanalytical laboratory as defined in Article I, Sections 3 and 4 of the AAB Bylaws. Such a laboratory must be a member of NILA. Executive Officer membership shall be retained as long as the clinical or bioanalytical laboratory is a member in good standing of NILA.

Learn more on the NILA website at www.nila-usa.org.


Printable Membership Application:

An application can be printed if you are interested in becoming a member of AAB, but do not want to join online. Return the application to the AAB office in one of the following ways:

  • Fax: Fill out the application form with your credit card information and dial AAB's 24-hour fax number - 314-241-1449.
  • Mail: Fill out the application form and mail with applicable payment to AAB, 906 Olive Street, Suite 1200, Saint Louis, MO 63101-1448.

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