Any non-physician with an advanced degree (PhD, MS, MPH, PA, RPN, etc.) or physician who does not qualify to be a Fellow who works in a scientific discipline or related profession (engineering, biology, chemistry, etc.) with involvement in skin of color and who is employed by a medical school, governmental or public organization, pharmaceutical or technology company, cosmetic firm, or by a dermatologist, shall be eligible for associate membership. Proof of such employment is required in the form of a letter from the organization, company, firm or dermatologist.
Associate Members shall have membership rights including the rights to attend Society meetings, to participate in discussions, to vote, and to accept appointment to committees and councils. Associate Members shall not be eligible as candidates for elective office. Associate Members shall be obligated to pay all dues and assessments imposed on Associate Members by the Board of Directors and shall be obligated to observe the Society's Bylaws and Administrative Regulations.