How to Join the BSA

Joining the BSA is quick and easy. Simply join online and your membership will begin immediately.


The annual membership period runs from January to December each year. Applications received before 1 October will be processed for the current calendar year. Applications received after 1 October will be processed for the following calendar year. New joiners applying for membership after 1 October receive the remainder of the current year FREE, including the Winter edition of the Members' Magazine, Network

There are currently three ways in which to apply. These are (in order of preference):

Option 1: JOIN ONLINE - payment by credit or debit card only.  Please note: this method gives you immediate access to online membership benefits, including registering at member rates for our events and conferences.

Option 2:  Decide your membership category and download, complete and return (fax or post) the Membership Application Form (pdf).

Option 3: Ring the BSA Office on 0191 383 0839 during office hours (9.00am-5.00pm).  Remember to have your credit/debit card details handy.

Find out what payment methods are accepted.