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    • Pedorthic Footcare Association
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      PO Box 72184
      Albany, GA 31708-2184
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PFA Membership Categories

Members of PFA are individuals and companies from a variety of disciplines who share and interest in pedorhtics, from practice and treatment through education and research. For details on how the Association serves its members, please review the benefits of membership listed for each member category (for a more extensive list of benefits please click the benefits tab or click the link after each category):


     1. COMPANY MEMBERSHIP


    (a business location) - Provides voting rights. Sole proprietorship, partnerships and corporations which are engaged in the dispensing of prescription, custom or comfort footwear or foot orthotics. In house training programs (CEUs) available to the benefits underneath.

    >>> Membership Benefits

    • Inclusion in on-line searchable membership database (if primary member is a credentialed pedorthist)
    • PFA's comprehensive pedorthic HCPCS coding manual
    • Access to valuable news, information and material in the Members Only sections of PFA's website.
    • One person designated to serve as the company's official representative who may or may not be certified in pedorthics
    • Discounts on PFA sponsored educational events
    • Discounts on Resource Center Bookstore purchases
    • Substantial bankcard processing program discounts
    • Substantial shipping program discounts
    • Magazine subscription to Current Pedorthics
    • Government Affairs representation
    • Ability to participate on committees


    DUES: $385 per year



     2. INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP


    Provides voting rights. Individuals, whether certified in pedorthics or not, who are actively involved in dispensing pedorthic, custom or comfort footwear or foot orthotics are eligible for the Individual Membership.

    >>> Membership Benefits

    • Inclusion in on-line searchable membership database
    • PFA's comprehensive pedorthic HCPCS coding manual
    • Access to valuable news, information and material in the Members Only sections of PFA's website.
    • Discounts on PFA-sponsored educational events
    • Discounts on Resource Center Bookstore purchases
    • Magazine subscription to Current Pedorthics
    • Government Affairs representation
    • Educational opportunities
    • Leadership opportunities - ability to participate on boards and committees


    DUES: $295 per year



     3. MEDICAL / AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP


    (Includes Medical, Affiliate and former Honorary Members) – No voting rights. Physicians (MD, DPM, DO), residents, interns; allied health personnel who are interested in, but do not practice pedorthics (such as persons with the following designations: CO, CP, CPO, BOC, PT, RN, OST); and other individuals interested in PFA's objectives.

    >>> Membership Benefits

    • PFA's comprehensive pedorthic HCPCS coding manual
    • Access to valuable news, information and material in the Members Only sections of PFA's website.
    • Access to bankcard processing program discounts
    • Access to shipping program discounts
    • Magazine subscription to Current Pedorthics
    • Discounts on PFA sponsored education events
    • Discounts on Resource Center Bookstore purchases


    DUES: $149 per year



     4. STUDENT MEMBERSHIP


    No voting rights. Individuals who are interested in, or are currently students. Must supply active Student ID Card.

    >>> Membership Benefits

    • PFA's comprehensive pedorthic HCPCS coding manual
    • Access to valuable news, information and material in the Members Only sections of PFA's website.
    • Discounts on PFA-sponsored educational events
    • Discounts on select Pre-Certification Courses
    • Discounts on Resource Center Bookstore purchases
    • Magazine subscription to Current Pedorthics
    • Work/Study opportunities at PFA's Annual Symposium


    DUES: $75 per year



     5. VENDOR / MANUFACTURER MEMBERSHIP


    - Voting rights through Vendor/Manufacturer Liaison on PFA's Board of Directors. Suppliers, manufacturers and other firms (such as wholesalers) who provide pedorthic footwear and related products. In house training programs (CEUS) available to the benefits underneath.

    >>> Membership Benefits

    • PFA's comprehensive pedorthic HCPCS coding manual
    • Access to valuable news, information and material in the Members Only sections of PFA's website.
    • Discounts on PFA-sponsored educational events
    • Discounts on Resource Center Bookstore purchases
    • Company listing, with logo, in the Product Reference Guide of each issue of Current Pedorthics magazine, and an identical text-only listing on the PFA website.
    • Discounts on Symposium exhibiting
    • Magazine subscription to Current Pedorthics
    • Substantial Bankcard processing program discounts
    • Substantial Shipping program discounts
    • Government Affairs representation
    • Leadership opportunities - ability to participate on boards and committees


    DUES: $850 per year



     6. CERTIFIED FITTER MEMBERSHIP


    No voting rights. Therapeutic shoes (CFts) Member Individuals, certified as a fitter of therapeutic shoes (CFts), who are actively involved in dispensing non-custom therapeutic shoes and non-custom multi-density inserts. This includes patient assessment, formulation of a treatment plan, implementation of the treatment plan, follow-up and practice management.

    >>> Membership Benefits

    • Discounts on PFA-sponsored educational events, including the Annual Symposium and Exhibition, webinars and on-line/on-demand programming;
    • PFA's comprehensive pedorthic HCPCS coding manual
    • Discounts on Resource Center bookstore products such as text books, practice management publications, marketing resources and more;
    • Annual subscription to Current Pedorthics magazine;
    • Access to members-only resources on PFA's website with information on coding and billing, legislative and regulatory issues, the latest news and information on practice management, etc.;


    DUES: $99 per year



     7. RETIREE MEMBERSHIP


    No voting rights. Any retired individual who loves and wants to support PFA.

    >>> Membership Benefits

    • PFA's comprehensive pedorthic HCPCS coding manual
    • Access to valuable news, information and material in the Members Only sections of PFA's website.
    • Discounts on PFA-sponsored educational events
    • Discounts on select Pre-Certification Courses
    • Discounts on Resource Center Bookstore purchases
    • Magazine subscription to Current Pedorthics
    • Opportunities at PFA's annual symposium


    DUES: $99 per year



     8. PFA LEARNING NON-MEMBER


    Non-PFA Member Access to the LMS: To access the PFA's Learning Management System, you DO NOT need to be a PFA Member, but you will need to register for access.



    >>> RREGISTRATION ACCESS





FOR MEMBERSHIP OUTSIDE THE USA: Attention Canadian Members: Please contact the PFA Canadian Chapter to renew or join. All other individuals located outside of the United States may join according to your specific Membership Category.



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