A Fellow member shall be an appropriately certified physician assistant who is a graduate of an education program approved by the Association of Physician Assistant Programs (APAP) and/or the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA), and is primarily employed in the field of neurosurgery. Fellow members shall be eligible to hold office and vote on all issues concerning ANSPA. To maintain membership status, Fellow members must satisfy such continuing medical and/or medically related educational requirements as may be directed by the Board of Directors of ANSPA, and must maintain Fellow membership in the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
Affiliate membership shall be available to healthcare professionals who desire to associate with ANSPA, and have been approved by the membership committee. Affiliate members shall be entitled to privileges of the floor, but may not vote or participate in issues relating to ANSPA. Associate members may not hold elected office. Constituent chapter members who are eligible for ANSPA Fellow membership but elect not to join the AAPA will also be included as affiliate members with the same restrictions.
Student membership shall be available to physician assistant students who are interested in the field of neurosurgery.
Honorary membership may be conferred upon persons who have rendered distinguished service to the neurosurgical physician assistant profession. Such distinction requires confirmation by a majority vote of the Board of Directors of ANSPA. Honorary members shall have all of the rights and privileges of the association with the exceptions of voting, holding office, or chairing committees. They shall be exempt from paying member dues.