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Become a Member

Membership in the Education Market Association is open to any firm or corporation (not individuals) engaged in the business of manufacturing/publishing, servicing, distributing, or selling educational equipment, technology, supplies or instructional materials.

Membership Types

  • Dealer Members:
  • Businesses who are resellers of educational items to consumers including retailers (college/university bookstores, educational products, specialty toy, and mass market retailers), contract furniture dealers, office supply dealers, catalog/internet only dealers, and full line dealers, and franchise distributors.
  • Supplier Members:
  • Businesses who are manufacturers, publishers, and wholesalers of educational items who use the reseller network to market/sell products.
    Educational Gross Annual Sales Supplier Membership Fee
    Under $1,000,000 $800
    $1,000,000 to $4,999,999 $1,050
    $5,000,000 to $25,000,000$1,550
    Over $25,000,000$2,050
    The cost of a Supplier company membership is based on your gross annual sales volume of products for educational use.
  • Service Provider Members:
  • Businesses who are consultants, catalog producers (printing & design), mailing list rentals, promotional items, original equipment manufacturers, computer systems, shipping/freight solutions, store fixtures & furniture, trade magazines, website services, and wholesalers.
    Educational Gross Annual Sales Service Provider Membership Fee
    Under $1,000,000 $800
    $1,000,000 to $4,999,999 $1,050
    $5,000,000 to $25,000,000$1,550
    Over $25,000,000$2,050
    The cost of a Service Provider company membership is based on your gross annual sales volume of products for educational use.
  • Independent Manufacturers Representative Members:
  • Businesses that independently represent two or more different educational product suppliers in selling to dealers, with orders being written in the name of the supplier.
    Total Number of Sales Reps for Educational Products Independent Rep Membership Fee
    1-4 Sales Reps $250
    5+ Sales $400
    The cost of an Independent Manufacturers Representative company membership is based on your total number employees on your sales team of products for educational use.
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Specialty Memberships

  • Honorary Members:
  • Individuals no longer active in the industry, who during their connection with the Association, performed some noteworthy act or distinguished service to the Association, and who are elected by unanimous vote of the Executive Committee. Honorary Members shall have all the rights and privileges of active members except they may not vote or hold office. They shall have full free attendance privileges at all conventions and meetings, and shall pay no dues.
  • Lifetime Members:
  • The Chairmen of the Board, upon completion of their term, will be designated as Lifetime Members, and will receive full free attendance privileges at all conventions and meetings. Further, having served through the Chairs they will be ineligible for future Executive Committee service. They will retain all other rights and privileges of Active members.

Membership Accepted Year Round

If my company joins in the middle of the year, do I pay the full price or is it prorated?
The Education Market Association's fiscal year runs January 1 to December 31. Whether you join January 1 or June 1, you are required to pay the entire dues amount. When it's time for your second year's renewal, a prorated amount is assessed (partial dues payment) and mailed 2-3 months before your expiration date of membership, thereby allowing you to be on a schedule of yearly dues renewals, every December 31, with the rest of the members.

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