Membership Information

General Membership Information
The WVSRC is the state affiliate of the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC).  Membership in the WVSRC is obtained by joining the AARC and is given at NO additional charge!  All members of the AARC automatically become a member of the state affiliate in the state in which they live, however if the member lives in one state but works in another, the member may choose to be listed as a member in the state in which they work rather than in the state where they live.  Members can only be a member of one state affiliate.

To Join the AARC (and WVSRC) or to Renew Your Membership:   CLICK HERE! 

Member Benefits     
AARC (and WVSRC) members receive a substantial value for their membership dues -- too many to count!  Click here for information on all of the membership benefits of the AARC.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are the different types of memberships that the AARC offers and what are the annual dues?   

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2. If I join in the middle of the year, when will my membership expire?  

When you join the AARC (and WVSRC), you receive 12 months of membership from the month you join.  For example, if you join on August 9th, your membership will be valid thru August 31st of the following year.

3. Is membership in the AARC (and/or WVSRC) required to practice as a respiratory therapist in West Virginia?

No. The AARC and the WVSRC are the professional national and state professional associations. The two groups are responsible for research, professional education, networking, advocacy and lobbying efforts, and much more. However, licensure is handled by the WV Board of Respiratory Care.

 

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Join the AARC and WVSRC Today!

 When you join the AARC and live and/or work in West Virginia, membership in the WVSRC is included at no additional charge -- you receive TWO memberships for the price of one!  To join, simply click on the link below.

Membership Levels Available:

Digital Member ($89.00 / yr.): Includes access to the Respiratory Care journal and AARC Times magazine online as a digital publication only.  No printed copies are included.  Membership includes all other rights and privileges.

1+1 Member ($94.00 / yr.): Includes a printed copy of the Respiratory Care journal OR the AARC Times magazine in the mail and access to the other publication online as a digital publication only.  Membership includes all other rights privileges.

Print Member ($99.00 / yr.): Includes printed copies of both the Respiratory Care journal AND the AARC Times magazine in the mail. Membership includes all other rights and privileges. 

Senior Digital Yearly Member ($25.00 / yr.): For individuals age 65 and older only. Includes access to the Respiratory Care journal and AARC Times magazine online as a digital publication only.  No printed copies are included. Includes ability to register the AARC Congress at the discounted Student rate.   Because this is designed as a membership for who are primarily retired, a CRCE transcript will not be maintained.  Live AARC Webcasts are free to view and non-traditional programs through AARC University will be available at the non-member rate.

Senior "Enduring" Member (one time $200): One-time payment of $200 provides membership for 20 years!  For individuals age 65 and older. Includes access to the Respiratory Care journal and AARC Times magazine online as a digital publication only.  No printed copies are included. Includes ability to register for the AARC Congress at the discounted Student rate. Because this is designed as a membership for those who are primarily retired, a CRCE transcript will not be maintained. Live AARC Webcasts are free to view and non-traditional programs through AARC University will be available at the non-member rate.