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Membership Information

If you are interested in Joining the CCHPS, please fill out a Membership Application and send it to the Chapter Secretary. You will need an application that can open PDF file format.

The Executive Council of the Chapter serves as the Committee on Admissions and is responsible for approving applications for membership involving persons who are not members of the Health Physics Society. Membership in the Chapter ceases when:

Persons whose membership ceases because of nonpayment of dues may be reinstated to membership during the calendar year in which the delinquency occurs upon payment of dues in arrears. Resigning from the membership or loss of membership because of the failure to pay dues shall not prejudice the right of an individual to make a new application for membership in the Chapter.

Membership Types

Plenary
Student
Fellow
Member Emeritus
Life
Honorary
Affiliate
Group

Plenary

Persons who are currently engaged in the practice, science, or technology of radiation safety. Benefits include: a subscription to the Avalanche Newsletter, inclusion into the Membership database, reduced registration fees at official meetings of the chapter, and the right to vote and hold office within the Chapter

Student

Students who are engaged in study in a field allied with one or more health physics disciplines. Benefits include: a subscription to the Avalanche Newsletter, inclusion into the Membership database, and reduced registration fees at official meetings of the chapter. Dues are reduced to 50% of Plenary Member dues for Student members. There are no voting rights or ability to hold office while holding Student membership status. Student members must demonstrate proof of status as a student each year.

Fellow

To honor Senior Members of the Chapter who have made significant administrative, educational, and/or scientific contributions to the Chapter. Nominations for Fellow membership may be made by any Plenary or Fellow members of the Chapter. The minimum qualifications to be considered for application as a Fellow of the CCHPS is 50 years of age, 10 years Plenary membership in the chapter, and a majority vote of the Executive Council. Benefits and dues are the same as a Plenary member. Fellows of the HPS may also become Fellows of the Chapter by providing documentation of their HPS Fellow status.

Member Emeritus

To honor senior members of the Chapter who have reached the age of 60 and are no longer active in the profession of radiation safety. The minimum qualifications to be considered for application as a Member Emeritus of the CCHPS is (i) 60 years of age or have ceased to function professionally in the field of radiation safety because of permanent disability, (ii) retired from active employment, (iii) 10 years Plenary membership in the Chapter, and (iv) a majority vote of the Executive Council. Plenary members that wish to become Members Emeritus of the Chapter may make a written request to the Secretary. Benefits are the same as a Plenary member. Dues are reduced to 50% of Plenary Member for Members Emeritus of the Chapter. Members Emeritus of the HPS may also become Members Emeritus of the Chapter by providing documentation of their HPS Members Emeritus status.

Life

Persons who have been active Plenary members of the Chapter since its founding in 1974. These individuals are: Arthur Johnson. Benefits are the same as a Plenary member. Dues are waived for Life members of the Chapter.

Honorary

The Executive Council may confer honorary membership on any person whose personal contribution to the advancement of the Chapter affairs is particularly worthy. Honorary membership is terminated at the end of the Chapter term in which it was granted, unless renewed by action of the Executive Council. Benefits include: a subscription to the Avalanche Newsletter, inclusion into the Membership database, and reduced registration fees at official meetings of the Chapter. Dues are waived for Honorary members. There are no voting rights or ability to hold office while holding Honorary membership status.

Affiliate

Organizations whose interests in the general field of radiation safety are such to warrant a formal working relationship with the Chapter. Benefits include: electronic Avalanche Newsletter; a single table booth at the Annual Meeting of the Chapter; a link on the CCHPS web page; and the option of sponsoring CCHPS activities during which they may promote their items. There are no voting rights for Affiliate members, unless the individuals are also Plenary members. Membership may be withdrawn at any time by a unanimous vote of the Executive Council.

Group

Large organizations (such as universities and state agencies) employing five or more people in the area of radiation safety. Benefits are the same as Plenary members, and may include university students who are engaged in study in a field allied with one or more health physics disciplines. Dues are at a rate determined by the Executive Council, with the Secretary being supplied a list of persons along with membership forms at the beginning of each calendar year. If any slot becomes available during the year, the dues payment can be transferred to another designated person. If the person is not yet a CCHPS member, a membership application is required.