There shall be four categories of membership:
- Full Membership is open to health professionals or researchers working or interested in the field of OPD.
- Student membership is open to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled (minimally half time) in a university based educational program. Student membership automatically transforms into full membership on 31st of December each year and can be re-applied for by submitting respective documentation to the Treasurer.
- Retiree membership is available to members who are fully retired yet maintain an interest in the Academy.
- Affiliate membership is open to those individuals or corporations/organizations who have a real and substantial interest in the Academy aims.
Termination of membership
a. Membership shall end by death. It shall not be transferred to his heirs.
b. Membership automatically ends when a member has not paid his annual fee before 31st of October of the fiscal year.
c. Membership ends by voluntary withdrawal of a member from the Academy by written notification to the Secretary at least 1 month before the start of a new fiscal year.