Any individual who meets the following qualifications is eligible to apply for Affiliate Membership:
- Shall be fully licensed as an allied healthcare professional (e.g., hand therapist; occupational therapist; physical therapist; physician assistant; nurse practitioner; registered nurse) in a state, territory, or province of competent jurisdiction, and shall specialize in the treatment and rehabilitation of disorders of the upper limbs;
- If a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT), shall maintain active membership in ASHT;
- Shall be of high moral, ethical, and professional standing;
- Shall have a sponsor letter from an ASSH Active member (elected 2009 or earlier), or in the case of international (non US) Affiliate applicants shall have a sponsor letter from either an ASSH Active member or ASSH International member (elected 2009 or earlier).