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Membership Benefits and Qualifications


Our student members have access to a wide array of benefits that ease the transition from student to practicing safety professional following graduation.

Why OSH Students Benefit From ASSP Membership

If you’re studying occupational safety and health (OSH), ASSP can set you up for success, both now and in the future. Affordable student memberships offer you access to an expansive professional network and deep discounts on resume-building education and experiences. Eligible student members should take advantage of these opportunities from the most trusted source for OSH knowledge, skills, education and networking.

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Key Facts About ASSP and Student Membership

  • Founded in 1911, we are the longest running safety society and the most respected advocate for safety and health professionals.
  • Our more than 35,000 members, including 3,000 student members, are dedicated to making workplaces safer and healthier, and we share in their dedication.
  • We are the leading provider of education and networking for OSH professionals and students — offering in-person and virtual opportunities to learn and network.
  • Students have access to at least $275,000 in ASSP Foundation scholarships awarded annually.
  • Student memberships cost $15. Incentives include free webinars, discounted fees for conferences and a free year of membership directly after graduation.

Earn a Scholarship

Reduce the cost of your OSH education. Since 1990, the ASSP Foundation has awarded millions of dollars in scholarships and professional education grants to students studying OSH and professionals seeking to continue their education. Scholarships are available to students pursuing OSH and closely related degrees, both at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Scholarship opportunities

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Network Now, Get Hired Later

Grow professionally and improve your career options right out of school by networking with safety professionals who belong to ASSP. The OSH profession is one of the highest demand and fastest growing professions in the US. Find a mentor or learn about internship and employment opportunities by connecting with others through our student sections, local chapters, professional communities the widely attended Professional Development Conference and Exposition. You can even search exclusive job and internship opportunities at the ASSP Career Center.

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Enhance Your Education

ASSP has a long-standing reputation of delivering top-quality OSH education and training. Find resources for your coursework or prepare for your career. Access free online learning and receive a free digital edition of Professional Safety, our peer-reviewed monthly journal and the most highly rated member benefit. Enjoy discounted pricing on the best professional development in the safety field at our conferences.

Attend an ASSP conference

Enhance Your Education

Are You Eligible for a Student Membership?

To be eligible for an ASSP student membership, you must:

  • Be enrolled full- or part-time, pursuing an undergraduate or advanced degree, in a safety-related degree program from an accredited college or university
  • Have faculty advisor verification

NOTE: Members who have held a student membership for more than seven years may be subject to periodic confirmation of eligibility.

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Membership Details

Student members can also participate in local chapters, student sections, practice specialties and common interest groups. You may choose to be a member of one practice specialty and one common interest group for free for the duration of your student membership. All member communities are excellent resources for networking, professional development and leadership.

Local Chapters, Sections and Regions

Both in the United States and abroad, ASSP is made up of approximately 150 chapters, close to 40 sections and more than 70 student sections.

Practice Specialties

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