Membership FAQs

Who can join AIHA?

Individuals or organization​s that have a business interest in or supports the industrial hygiene, occupational and environmental health and safety, or allied professions.

Why should I join AIHA?

Does AIHA have a Member Code of Conduct?

Yes. The AIHA Member Code of Conduct summarizes the behavior expected of members and volunteers representing AIHA in any form, mailing list, public meeting or private correspondence.

Does AIHA have a Code of Ethics?

Yes. The AIHA Code of Ethics Principles is based on the same concepts as the ABIH Code of Ethics. These Principles promote ethical professional practices and strongly encourage members to understand their ethical responsibilities.

How can AIHA save me money?

For many members, the cost of membership pays for itself through members-only pricing on products, services and educational events, as well as access to an online community of more than 8,500 IH/OEHS professionals, volunteer and leadership opportunities, advocacy, resources and recognition. 

Can I get membership information online?

Yes. Please visit www.aiha.org and select the MEMBERSHIP tab.

Who do I contact with questions regarding membership?

Please contact our Member and Customer Relations Team via email at infonet@aiha.org​ or via phone at (703) 849-8888. 

Are there different classifications of membership and dues?

Yes. AIHA offers both individual and organizational options—simply select the one that is right for you.

How do I join or renew my membership?

Online or by completing a membership application​.

I cannot remember my log-in information—what can I do?

Go to www.aiha.org​ and select “Sign In”at the top of the page¬—from the pop-up box, please: 

  • Click the “Forgot Password?” link under the blue Login button. DO NOT select "New Customer" if you are a current AIHA member.

  • Input the email address where you receive your AIHA communications and click the Submit button.

  • Receive an email with your new Username and a link to reset your password. 

Will I have immediate access to member’s only access and benefits upon joining?

Yes. Once your application is processed, you will receive your Member ID and log-in directions via email so that you can access the Member Center online.

We ask that you please take a moment to review your Member Profile to ensure that the information is accurate (and to continue to do so periodically). You may access your profile online via the “My Member Dashboard” from the Member Center

When will my membership expire?

Membership is based on a calendar year—starting January 1 and ending on December 31. Dues will be prorated for NEW MEMBERS ONLY who may join during the year. 

When will I receive my renewal notice?

Renewal notices are generated 90 days prior to the expiration date of membership, typically October 1. 

Can I access my open invoices or secure receipts online?

Yes. You can access the “My Members Dashboard” via the Member Center

Can I access my profile online?

Yes. Select “My Member Dashboard from the Member Center—then select “Update my Individual Profile.” You can also update your communication preferences.

Does AIHA Offer Volunteer Opportunities?

Yes. AIHA features more than 48 technical and professional development volunteer groups. Volunteers can earn cm points for active volunteer service.

I used to be an AIHA member, but dropped my membership—can I rejoin at a prorated rate?

No. Prorated dues are for brand new members only. Memberships not reinstated within the course of one year will require resubmission of a new application form and your new join date will be the date your resubmission application is accepted.

I’m an AIHA member who will be retiring soon—does AIHA offer retirees a special rate?

Yes. The emeritus (retired) rate is $107—a full 50% off the full member rate. 

Do I qualify for the student rate even if I am only a part-time student?

Yes. If you are taking at least one-half the credit hours of a full-time student, as outlined by your school’s enrollment policy—example: 12 credit hours full-time = 6 credit hours part-time. 

As a student, can I upgrade to a Full Member?

Yes. You will need to submit the Full Member Application form.

Are my dues refundable?

No. AIHA dues are not refundable.

What happens to my membership if I leave my organization?

If you are an individual member, your membership stays with you. If you are an organizational member, the membership remains with the organization.

Are my dues tax deductible?

AIHA dues are not deductible as a charitable contribution for federal income tax purposes but may be partially deductible as a business expense. AIHA estimates that 6% of your dues are not deductible because of AIHA's lobbying activities on behalf of its members. AIHF and AGF are 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. Contributions to either may be tax deductible. Consult your tax advisor.​

Can I join an AIHA Local Section via National?

AIHA national does collect dues for some, but not all AIHA Local Sections. Each section has its own dues structure and member benefits and features.

Can I be a member of more than one AIHA Local Section?

Yes. No two sections are alike—each feature its own dues structure and member benefits and features.

Can I join an AIHA Student Local Section via National?

No. Each AIHA Student Local Section​ has its own dues structure and member benefits and features.


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