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Organizational Membership: 
allows organizations or agencies to enroll up to five employees as NRA members. Employees enrolled under an Organizational Membership enjoy the full privileges of NRA Professional Membership.

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Professional Membership: 
Professional members enjoy many benefits including networking opportunities, our bimonthly newsletter (Contemporary Rehab), discounts on training and events and up-to-date information on news relating to the rehabilitation profession.

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Affiliate Membership: Perfect for retirees, pre-professionals and friends and family, Affiliate Members receive the same discounts as Professional Members on training and events and special networking opportunities. **Affiliate Members do not receive a printed version of the Journal of Rehabilitation.

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New Professional: 
The New Professional membership category is a discounted professional membership for individuals who have recently graduated from an accredited college or university. The New Professional membership is only available for the first year following graduation.

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Student Membership: Student Membership is available to individuals who are enrolled as Full-Time undergraduate students (a minimum of eight (8) hours per semester) or as Full-Time graduate students (a minimum of six (6) hours per semester).

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NRA members are automatically members of state and regional chapters. Chapters and Regions hold conferences and training seminars around the country to keep members current and provide opportunities for growth in the rehabilitation profession.


Division membership

As an NRA member, you have the opportunity to join one or more of our special interest divisions. Divisions focus on a broad range of rehabilitation issues, such as multicultural concerns, vocational evaluation, career development, independent living, and rehabilitation leadership. Other divisions represent the interests of rehabilitation counselors, rehabilitation support staff, private sector providers, and more. Many divisions produce specialty publications, and many sponsor professional development training seminars.


Member Benefits

National Training Conference

As an NRA member, you are eligible for a discounted registration rate for our National Training Conference. Join NRA members from across the nation for our annual conference. Our conference is educational, featuring results-oriented rehabilitation training sessions and the latest rehabilitation technologies.


Government Affairs Disability Employment Summit

NRA members also enjoy a discounted registration rate for our Government Affairs Disability Employment Summit. The Summit provides you with the necessary tools to advocate effectively with your government representatives both at home and in Washington, DC. You will learn how to educate Congress and your local elected officials on issues critical to persons with disabilities.


Washington Alerts

NRA’s Washington Alerts provide members with up-to-the-minute information of interest on pending legislative and regulatory issues before the federal government.


Free Subscriptions to NRA Publications

NRA Student, New Professional and Professional members receive the quarterly Journal of Rehabilitation, an internationally-acclaimed scholarly journal on the cutting-edge of rehabilitation research. All members receive Contemporary Rehab, our bimonthly newsletter, filled with the latest rehabilitation and membership news; and all members receive email policy and other alerts throughout the year.


Online Continuing Education through AAACEUs

The National Rehabilitation Association has partnered with to offer DISCOUNTED Online Continuing Education (CEUs) to Certified Healthcare Professionals. The on-line courses and home study classes are available to NRA members at a 15% discount. The courses offered are pre-approved and appropriate for RNs in every state, Social Workers (ASWB) and the following professional certifications: ACM, CCM, CRRN, CRC, CDMS, CLCP, CPUR, CPUM, CPHM, COHN, CMCN and ABVE. The courses offered by will cover 3 areas of competency:


Case Management & Rehabilitation competency – the roles and responsibilities, skills, communication techniques and models of healthcare professionals;


Clinical competency: e.g. HIV, Back Pain, COPD, CHF, Asthma, Diabetes, Obesity, Alzheimer’s, Stroke, Hypertension and more; and


Community / Global competence – privacy issues, HIPAA issues, ADA, ethics, communication techniques, interviewing skills, medical terminology, issues that impact the patient’s health and wellbeing (e.g. the uninsured, the poor, etc.) and more.

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If you already have an account with you can move it to the NRA affiliate by using the customized link at ( The custom link will move you to the NRA provided discount program. Please feel free to call us with any questions at 1-866-850-5999.


State of the Art Professional Liability Insurance

For over 40 years, Healthcare Providers Service Organization (HPSO) has been helping safeguard healthcare professionals from medical malpractice lawsuits and regulatory board complaints with professional liability insurance. HPSO is one of the nation’s largest providers of professional liability insurance and has been supporting its insured members with high quality, A rated (A.M. Best), broad professional liability insurance products. NRA is pleased to welcome HPSO as our endorsed provider of professional liability insurance for individuals and those in a group practice. HPSO’s policies are underwritten by carrier partner of over 30 years, CNA. Due to their extensive long-term relationship, HPSO has access to vital educational information pertaining to risk reduction, case studies, and statistics. NRA has partnered with HPSO because we believe our members deserve the most comprehensive coverage in the business. We invite you to visit HPSO to obtain a free quote today.


NRA invites members who are or who will be insured as individual healthcare professionals* with HPSO to take advantage of this partnership by receiving a 10% Risk Management Discount when attending eligible NRA conference sessions. Discount forms will be distributed at conferences hosted by NRA and require attendance of 6 approved CE sessions. *Note that this discount will not be eligible for private practices insured through HPSO, or for those individuals who already have a discount on their policy.


Membership certificate

Display your NRA membership with pride and make a statement about your commitment to improving the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities through state-of-the-art rehabilitation practice.


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Membership is valuable

Over many years, I have enjoyed numerous benefits of membership: professional development, trainings, networking opportunities, and leadership development. NRA’s vision and mission inspires, invigorating my dedication as an ally and advocate of individuals living with disabilities.
Andrew K. Clemons

Membership Application (Downloadable)

NRA encourages you to apply online for faster processing. However, you may also download an application by clicking here.