Become a Member
* For all membership categories, your NJPMS dues includes a voluntary $50 contribution to NJPMS PAC. If you do not wish to contribute to the NJPMS PAC, please contact Dr. Alan Bass, the website administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org and the amount owed will be adjusted for you to pay your dues without the contribution.
**Additionally, as an Active member, your NJPMS dues include your $156 dues to The Guild.
If you wish to pay by check, you may continue to do so. A $50 charge will be imposed for any returned check for “insufficient funds”. Please mail your check with a copy of your dues statement to: NJPMS, Attn: Lorraine Fenenic, 2 King Arthur Court – Suite C, North Brunswick, NJ 08902.
Click here for the APMA Dues for new or returning members in FY21-22.
State & National Membership Categories & Applications
Associate Member categories are made available to DPMs who have been in practice for 4 years or less and are broken out into first and second year associate and third and fourth year associate sub-categories:
First and Second Year Associate members have been in practice for less than 2 years. Status is automatically upgraded to Third and Fourth Year Associate the following fiscal year. Annual dues $808 ($433 NJPMS + $325 APMA) + local division dues.
Third and Fourth Year Associate members have been in practice for more than 2 years but not more than 4 years. Status is automatically upgraded to Fourth Year Associate the following fiscal year. Annual dues $1433 ($688 NJPMS + $695 APMA) + local division dues.
A DPM who has been in practice for 5 years or more. Any podiatric physician licensed to practice in the State of New Jersey after completing the application required by the Society, may be elected to membership in the Society by a majority vote of the Executive Committee. Active members must maintain their membership in the APMA. Failing to do so, will result in an automatic termination of membership in the Society. Annual dues $2,031 ($1006 NJPMS + $925 APMA) + local division dues.
Please click here to access an APMA application and forward to NJPMS for consideration. (Even though the top of the APMA application states to send to APMA, please forward to Lorraine Fenenic at the NJPMS office @ email@example.com)
Faculty Member (FM)
Any podiatric physician may be elected to faculty membership in the Society, provided they are employed full time in a teaching or research position, are qualified for faculty membership in the APMA, are not engaged in the private practice of podiatric medicine and have completed the required application. In determining "full time" status, the rules, and regulations of the college where the applicant serves shall be dispositive provided that the applicant does not derive a significant portion of their total podiatry-related income from non-teaching activities, the private practice of podiatry or consulting. The determination of what is significant in terms of an applicant's non-teaching income shall be committed to the sole discretion of the Executive Committee and shall not be reviewable by anyone other than the Board of Trustees. Faculty members shall be entitled to all the rights and privileges of the Society and shall pay 50% of the dues assessed active members. Annual dues $988 ($475 NJPMS + $463 APMA) + local division dues.
New members in active or associate member categories shall be probationary members for three years, pending formal review by the executive board of the division, according to criteria approved by the Board of Trustees, to confirm that the probationary member is practicing in conformity with the Association's current policies and standards.
NJPMS offers reduced annual dues to those who qualify. To determine if you are eligible to apply, please review the descriptions below:
The following member categories (Senior Member, Life Member, Non-Practicing Member, Disabled Member, 5.4 Status Hardship) are not permanent. At the beginning of the next fiscal year the DPM will be reassigned to Active Member and will be required to pay applicable dues. It is the responsibility of the DPM to contact the NJPMS to re-apply.
Senior Member (SM)
Per the bylaws approved by the APMA House of Delegates in March 2019, a licensed DPM who is a member in good standing of this association may apply for classification as a Senior Member if said member: Has attained the age of 65 years; AND Is not actively engaged in practice for more than 20 hours per week; AND Has been in good standing for 20 *consecutive years or for an aggregate of 25 years. Senior members shall be entitled to all rights and privileges of membership and shall pay 50% of the dues assessed active members. Annual dues $988 ($475 NJPMS + $463 APMA) + local division dues.
Life Member (LM)
Per the bylaws approved by the APMA House of Delegates in March 2019, a member in good standing of this association may apply for classification as a Life Member if said member: Has completely retired and remains retired from the practice of podiatric medicine, attained the age of 65 years, AND either been a member in good standing for 20 consecutive years or for an aggregate of 30 years; OR A licensed DPM member who has been in good standing for a minimum of 50 years (aggregate). Lastly, a member who was honorably discharged after service as a member of the Armed Forces of the United States in any war and was totally disabled in the line of that service.
An inactive member is not able to reinstate membership as a LM. Exempt from annual dues. APMA sends a $50.00 voluntary contribution invoice each year.
Non-Practicing Member (NPM)
A DPM who has completed a residency, fellowship, or postgraduate studies and who has not entered practice or podiatric employment may maintain membership within this category for a maximum period of one APMA fiscal year, or until they enter practice, podiatric employment, or entered another residency program, whichever is earlier. The DPM must not have had his/her license revoked for any reason. Annual dues $545 ($263 NJPMS + $232 APMA) + local division dues.
Permanently Disabled Member (PDM)
A DPM who is disabled and for whom the payment of full dues would constitute a hardship, may be classified as a disabled member. “Disabled” shall mean total disability that continuously prevents the member from carrying out substantial and material professional duties; such member must be under the regular care of a physician (other than himself) and may not derive any income or profit from any activity as a podiatrist. A member classified as “disabled” shall not be eligible for any other category of membership. Disability membership shall be revoked if the member's disability has terminated and he or she is able to resume activities as a podiatrist. A current member must be in good standing (dues and assessments for the current quarter have been paid). Annual dues $358 ($169 NJPMS + $139 APMA) + local division dues
5.4 Status Member
A DPM who is a current NJPMS member in good standing (dues and assessments for the current quarter have been paid), for whom the payment of dues would constitute a hardship due to a temporary physical disability, illness, or other reasons as investigated and set forth by the NJPMS. This category allows the member to be excused from payment of dues (all or a portion), for the current fiscal year. A non-member cannot join with 5.4 status and an inactive member cannot be reinstated as a 5.4 Status Member. 5.4 status cannot be backdated to previous fiscal years; it can only apply to the current fiscal year.
No person otherwise qualified for any class of membership in this Association shall be denied such membership by reason of age, sex, color, race, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, political belief, or disability.
Membership in both the APMA (American Podiatric Medical Association) and the NJPMS (New Jersey Podiatric Medical Society) is required according to APMA Bylaws.