Membership

Becoming a member of TAPA shows that you are willing to invest in your career and the future of your profession. Membership in your professional organization demonstrates your commitment to upholding the quality of care that PAs provide to their patients and their communities.

TAPA Membership Categories 

Fellow: CAHEA or CAAHEP-accredited, or its successor organization, PA program graduate or NCCPA-certified PA, who shall be employed within, or participant of Tennessee and is also a Fellow member in good standing of the AAPA.  Fellow members shall be entitled to the privilege of the floor, to hold formal office, and to vote.

Sustaining: PA eligible for Fellow membership who has chosen not to practice in the profession or to join the AAPA.  Sustaining members shall be entitled to the privilege of the floor, to hold formal office, and to vote on non-AAPA issues.

Physician: U.S. licensed physician who wishes to associate with the organization.  Physicians shall have privilege of the floor, but shall not be entitled to vote or hold office.

Affiliate: Person who is ineligible for any of the above categories and wishes to associate with the organization and is approved by the Board of Directors. Affiliate members shall be entitled to the privilege of the floor, but shall not be entitled to vote or to hold office. Note: Licensed PAs or PA-Cs are not eligible for this membership category. Licensed OPAs are eligible for this category of membership.

Associate: Person engaged in selling products or other services to PA’s or an individual employed by a government agency who does not qualify for any other membership category.  Associate members shall be entitled to the privilege of the floor, but shall not be entitled to vote or to hold office.

Student:  A Student member is a person enrolled in a CAHEA, or CAAHEP-accredited, or its successor organization, or an unaccredited program recognized by the AAPA. Student dues are paid one time and membership is valid until graduation. Note: Undergraduate students are not eligible for this membership category.

PA/Physician Team: A PA/Physician Team is comprised of a PA who is a CAHEA or CAAHEP-accredited, or its successor organization, PA program graduate or NCCPA-certified PA, who shall be employed within, or participant of Tennessee and is also a Fellow member in good standing of the AAPA; and his supervising physician. The PA shall be entitled to the privilege of the floor, to hold formal office, and to vote. The physician shall have privilege of the floor, but shall not be entitled to vote or hold office.