Full membership shall be available to an instructor, age 18 years or older, who teaches an average of 5 hours or more per week. Full membership also applies to skate technicians and program directors. Full membership is required to take oral rating exams and sport science and medicine exams. Only full members hold voting privileges and can hold elective office.
Associate membership shall be available to an instructor, age 16 years or older, who teaches an average of 5 hours or less per week, an ice show skater, or a coach whose main occupation is not figure skating but whose expertise is in off-ice training in fields such as dance, conditioning, biomechanics, or sports physiology. Associate membership is also for temporarily or permanently retired coaches. Associate members qualify to take the Basic Accreditation exam, and are eligible for liability insurance. Associate members do not have voting privileges and cannot hold elective office.
Basic membership shall be available to an instructor, age 16 years or older, who teaches group classes and does not teach private or semi-private lessons. Basic membership shall also be available for non-professionals, judges, or businesses who wish to support the goals and activities of PSA. Basic members are not eligible for ratings or liability insurance, do not have voting privileges, and cannot hold elective office.
(all Family members must have been an individual member with PSA for at least one year prior to renewing as a Family)
Refers to a" family" in the traditional sense (spouse-spouse, parent-child, ect). Also requires that the family resides at one address. Family memberships hold the same qualifications as a Full membership.