The association provides Emeritus status privileges to those members who have reached 70 years of age or ceased to function professionally in the field of research or lecturing radiation protection because of permanent disability, (2) retired from active employment, and (3) held membership in the Association at least 10 consecutive years prior to reaching the age of 70 or becoming permanently disabled.

To offset the increased expenses for membership services and mailings, the governing council asks that Emeritus members pay a voluntary assessment each year. These funds will allow the Association to continue to send Emeritus members announcements of special conferences, annual meeting program updates, and newsletters. If you are unable to pay this assessment, you will not receive regular communications from our office; however, you would still be maintained on the membership rolls as an Emeritus member in good standing and, as such, would have the following privileges of membership:

  • the privilege of sponsoring a proffered paper (abstract) for consideration for presentation at the IARSA annual meeting;
  • the right to vote in elections;
  • the privilege of sponsoring candidates for Certified Fellow, Certified Member, Associate, and Student membership in the association;
  • substantially reduced registration rates for IARSA annual meetings and special conferences; and
  • many more ongoing benefits.

Emeritus status may be obtained upon request to the Executive Director and payment of dues established for the class. Privileges accruing to this class of membership shall not be less than the privileges enjoyed by a Certified Fellow. All requests for Emeritus status require approval by the IARSA Governing Council.

To be considered, you must provide:

  • A completed application in full
  • A copy of your professional resume/CV
  • A letter of request to the Board of Directors to this form


  • Access on demand presentations by acclaimed experts in the field via the IARSA Webinar Series such as the Regions, Cities and Industry webinars
  • Connect with others via IARSA funded research networks, search the Expert Register and network via the IARSA’s Engagement and Events App (RSA Hub)
  • Access our Professional Development webinars on demand
  • Reach a global audience of academics, policymakers and practitioners at IARSA conferences, online events and via our publications


  • Stay in contact with colleagues


  • Stay abreast of IARSA activities
  • Support representation and advocacy
  • Participate in service opportunities
  • Financial benefits
  • Stay current in the field …and more.