Organizational Membership

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 .

Professional Membership

Members enjoy many benefits including professional networking opportunities, our monthly industry magazine, discounts on events and in the shop and up-to-date information on industry news.

Affiliate Membership

Perfect for retirees, pre-professionals and vendors. Receive discounts similar to Professional Membership on events as well as special networking and exhibit opportunities. **Affiliate Members do not receive a printed version of the Journal of Rehabilitation.

New Professional

A Individual whom recently completed an accredited college university program – this category is only available for the first year after graduation. 

Student Membership

An individual enrolled as a Full-Time undergraduate with a minimum of eight (8) hours per semester or equivalent and a Full-Time graduate student must have a minimum of six (6) hours per semester or equivalent.

Get Involved

  • Connect - Powerful professional networking 

You'll be joining a powerful community of NRA members, people like yourself with a concern for humanity...all of humanity. People who not only believe, but know from daily experience, that having a disability does not mean you are disabled.

  • Educational training conferences 

Join members from across the nation for our annual educational meetings, featuring results-oriented rehabilitation training sessions and the latest rehabilitation technologies.

  • Free subscriptions and discounts for NRA Publications

NRA full members receive the quarterly Journal of Rehabilitation, an internationally-acclaimed scholarly journal on the cutting-edge of rehabilitation research. Members also receive Contemporary Rehab, the bi-monthly newsletter filled with the latest rehabilitation and membership news. Members also have the opportunity to purchase other NRA publications at reduced rates, such as the Switzer Monographs, a report from our annual seminar on the latest trends in rehabilitation; the Handbook for Rehabilitation Advocacy, designed to help you shape legislative policy and reform; and other special publications produced by NRA chapters, regions and divisions.

  • Government Affairs advocacy

NRA's annual Governmental Affairs Summit provides you with the necessary tools to access your government representatives both at home and in Washington, DC. You'll discover how to educate Congress and your local elected officials on issues critical to persons with disabilities.

  • Washington Wire 

The Washington Wire provides up-to-the-minute information on pending legislative and regulatory issues before the federal government of interest to members of the National Rehabilitation Association, persons with disabilities, and the disability community in general. Click here to check out the latest Washington Wire.

  • Professional Division membership

As a member of the NRA, you also have the opportunity to join professional divisions in areas of special interests. The divisions focus on a broad range of rehabilitation issues, such as career development for persons with disabilities, independent living, and rehabilitation leadership as well as professional associations for rehabilitation counselors, rehabilitation support staff, private sector providers,  and more. Divisions may produce specialty publication(s), and many sponsor focused professional development training seminars in their fields. Click here to check out NRA Divisions!

  • Regional and state chapter membership 

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

  • State of the Art Professional Liability Insurance

For nearly 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.  We have partnered with HPSO because we feel that our professionals 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 strong statement about your commitment to rehabilitation issues.


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 will be offered to the NRA at a 15% discount. The courses being 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 rolls 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 well being (e.g. the uninsured, the poor, etc) and more.
To register for classes and receive your NRA 15% discount go to: 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.

Business people chatting at a conference

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.