Membership FAQs

How do I join the ACR/ARHP?

To join as a new member or reinstate a past membership, visit the Join/Reinstate page.

Which membership category is right for me?

Visit the Membership Types page to see the requirements for ACR/ARHP categories.

What are the benefits of ACR/ARHP membership?

Learn more on the Membership Benefits page.

How long will it take to process my membership application?

Membership applications are processed within two - three business days upon receipt. Once your application is approved, you will receive an email confirmation.

What is the duration of membership?

Memberships are for one calendar year from the date of activation and are renewed annually.

What if I cannot afford ACR/ARHP membership dues?

Members who are unable to pay the full dues rate may request a 50% dues reduction. Examples of requests would include sudden loss of income, financial/economic hardship, or medical leave. To request a dues reduction, write a letter citing the reason(s) for your request. Dues reductions apply for one year only; a new written request must be made at the time of renewal each year. Requests should be sent to membership@rheumatology.org.

Are my membership dues tax-deductible?

The ACR is a 501c(6) organization and membership dues are not tax deductible as a charitable contribution for U.S. federal income tax purposes. ACR dues may be tax deductible as an ordinary business expense (less lobbying allocations). Dues paid on or before December 31, 2016 are deductible at 65%. Dues paid on or after January 1, 2017 are deductible at 70%.

Are journal subscriptions included in my dues?

Journal subscriptions are offered only to ACR/ARHP members. Journal type and delivery vary based on your membership type.

Can I set up automatic payments for my membership dues?

Yes! Go to My Account and click on the icon for My Auto-Renewal.

How do I turn off my auto-renew membership payment?

Go to My Account and click on the icon for My Auto-Renewal.

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