Join & Reinstate

Apply now to become a new ACR/ARHP member or reinstate a past membership. Applications are accepted year round.

Need to Renew?

To renew a current membership, please visit My Account. Click on the blue Renew button to pay online. Need a printed invoice to submit to your institution? Click on My Order History from the My Account page to print your dues invoice.

Reinstating Applicants

Members who have let their membership lapse by two (2) months will be terminated. To rejoin, please visit My Account and select the blue Reinstate/Rejoin button under My Membership Information. To rejoin by paper, please download the PDF form from the Download Application section below.

Letters of Recommendation

All letters should be written by current ACR members from any category except Fellows-in-Training and Student members*. Letters should include information such as the relationship between the recommender and applicant, the recommender’s knowledge of the applicant’s interest and training within the medical and rheumatology field, and any other information they feel would be pertinent.

In lieu of a letter of recommendation, your sponsor may fill out the ACR Membership Recommendation Form. Please be sure the form is filled out completely and is easily legible.

  • Two (2) Letters: Fellow and International Fellow
  • One (1) Letter: Member and International Member
  • One (1) Letter from Advisor/Program Director: Fellow-in-Training, ACR Student, Resident, Pre/Post-Doctoral Fellow, ARHP Student

Processing and Confirmation

Please allow two - three days for application processing once all application materials have been received; you will receive email confirmation as you complete key steps in the process. Access to membership benefits begins immediately. A list of new members is presented to the Board of Directors for approval at quarterly meetings.

Download Application

New Applicants

New ACR/ARHP applicants will need to submit a completed application form and  will be prompted to include dues payment. If you have previously been a member, you will need to sign in to your existing account first.  If you are new, you'll need to create a new user account to begin the application process. ACR categories require letters of recommendation from current ACR members. See the Letters of Recommendation section of this page for more information.

*No letters are required for ARHP applicants, except the Student category.

We are now accepting applications online! Visit the Membership Types page, find the right category for you, and click the button to start your application. Applications are saved automatically; you may return and complete the process at a later date.