In order to be eligible to apply for ASES membership, applicants must be properly sponsored by current members of the Society.  Below, please find the minimum number of sponsors each applicant must have prior to receiving an application.

  • Active Member Applicants (those advancing from Associate Membership to Active Status):
    Must be sponsored by at least two (2) current Active Members
  • Associate Member Applicants:
    Must be sponsored by two (2) current Active Members
  • Candidate Member Applicants:
    Must be sponsored by two (2) current Active Members
  • Fellow Member Applicants:
    No sponsorships required
  • Affiliate Member Applicants:
    Must be sponsored by either two (2) current Active Members – OR
    One (1) current Active Member and one (1) current Affiliate Member
  • Corresponding Member Applicants (International Applicants; This does not include Canada):
    Must be sponsored by two (2) Corresponding members or two (2) Active members or one (1) Active member and one (1) Corresponding member. 

Our application period begins in November and closes in early to mid-January.  During this time, prospective members will have sponsor forms submitted on their behalf from current ASES members as designated above for each membership category.  Sponsors will login to our online sponsorship system and submit forms for prospective members.  A link to this online sponsorship system will be communicated to the current ASES members from the ASES office.  All of the submitted membership applications will be reviewed by the ASES Membership Committee with the final decision on membership being made by early July. Those individuals that are accepted for membership will then have the opportunity to attend the ASES Annual Meeting during the same calendar year.

For the 2023-2024 Application Year:

  • The sponsor period will open on Wednesday, November 15th, 2023.
  • The deadline for application/sponsor forms is Friday, January 12, 2024.
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