Associate Membership

Why Being a Member Is So Important…Especially Now

With membership in RMA, risk management professionals benefit from the member-driven resources and industry information essential for managing today’s economic challenges.

Opportunities To Shine

In addition to a free subscription to The RMA Journal® and discounts on all RMA events, products, services, and training, membership also provides countless networking opportunities and exposure to the industry's key decision makers and managers. RMA’s local and national events keep you up to date on industry trends and issues while allowing you to meet new people and swap successes with peers.

Becoming a member also gives you a voice in the industry. A forum to share your ideas and have them valued is extremely satisfying and beneficial for your professional growth.

All The Benefits of Membership:

  • RMA Xchange – An exclusive online community where RMA members can engage in real-time discussions and share information with other members.
  • Preferred pricing for associate members – discounts on all RMA events, training, products, and services—over nonassociates from member institutions/professional members.
  • Free downloads of RMA’s Enterprise Risk Management Workbook Series including:
    • Risk Appetite Workbook.
    • Scenario Analysis & Stress Testing Workbook for Community Banks.
    • Governance & Policies Workbook.
  • RMA’s Mobile Apps:
    • The RMA Journal® On the Go – Award-winning RMA Journal content wherever you are in a format that’s customizable and easy to read on your smart phone or tablet.
    • The RMA App – Instant access to timely RMA news and events, the ability to find other RMA members, and view and update your RMA profile.
  • Free downloads of the following:
    • The RMA Journal® digital version and downloadable articles – RMA’s award-winning publication written by risk professionals for risk professionals.
    • Study Packs – Highly focused compilations addressing critical issues in credit risk, operational risk, and market risk.
    • Member Roster Online – Access to over 18,000 Associate Members.
    • RMA’s Bylaws.
    • Annual Reports.
  • RMA’s Professional Member Directory – Proprietary listings of RMA Professional Members who provide services such as accounting, legal, and real estate.
  • Surveys and Studies – RMA undertakes several timely and thought leading studies and surveys, such as the Risk Appetite Survey.
  • Regulatory Update – Periodic e-newsletter offering the latest regulatory updates.
  • Basel Response – Guidance on managing the impact and implications of Basel III.
  • Regulatory Bulletin – Updated with timely information issued by regulators; consisting of the following sections:
    • Washington Wrap-up – Commentary and analysis on current regulatory and legislative initiatives.
    • The Dodd-Frank Resource Center – Full text of the Dodd Frank Act, an Executive Summary of the Dodd-Frank Act, a list of NPRs implementing the provisions of the Dodd Frank Act, as well as white papers, analysis, comment letters, and other information.
    • The Consumer Affairs Center – Information relating to CFPB rulemaking and enforcement.
    • The Regulatory Environment – Policy statements, regulations, and guidance issued by the Treasury Department, Federal Reserve Board, OCC, FDIC, OFR, and FSOC, as well as information relating to the Basel regulatory framework.
    • Research, Advocacy, and Policy – Comment letters, white papers, studies, analysis, and other resources designed to help risk managers in navigating the increasingly complex regulatory landscape.
  • Online Credit and Lending Dictionary – Definitions of commonly used words and terms including Federal Reserve regulations and relevant legal and documentation concepts.
  • Manage My Email Preferences – Convenient opt-in/opt-out feature allowing members to customize communications from RMA.
  • Access to local chapter network meetings and events.
  • Career development/leadership and networking opportunities.


To be eligible for associate membership, you must be employed by an institution who is an institutional member of RMA.

RMA membership is cost effective. At only $75, it is one of the lowest-cost financial association memberships. (Some local chapters also charge a fee for chapter membership which is not included in this fee.)

Associate Dues Proration Scale

Dues are not transferable or refundable. Pay the following amount if you submit your application during the month of:

Month Price Month of membership
September $75.00 12 months of membership
October $68.75 11 months of membership
November $62.50 10 months of membership
December $56.25 9 months of membership
January $50.00 8 months of membership
February $43.75 7 months of membership
March $37.50 6 months of membership
April $31.25 5 months of membership
May $25.00 4 months of membership
June $93.75 15 months of membership
July $87.50 14 months of membership
August $81.25 13 months of membership


Senior Associate

The Senior Associate is our primary contact, and the key to the continuous support of RMA objectives and activities. Where practical, your institution should appoint, as its Senior Associate, the senior risk management officer, the chief executive officer, or individuals having significant management responsibility. The Senior Associate should 1) participate in Headquarters’ and local chapter activities; 2) be responsible for disseminating educational materials and notices of RMA activities to the proper people within the institution; 3) oversee the institution’s participation in RMA surveys, studies, and competitions, including RMA’s Annual Statement Studies program and its other periodic data gathering and market-research surveys; and 4) cast the institution’s vote in RMA matters and be known throughout the institution as its spokesperson in RMA matters.

Alternate Associate

The Alternate Associate temporarily assumes the responsibilities of the Senior Associate if that position becomes vacant. This person should be of senior stature.


Individuals from RMA member institutions who wish to join RMA and are engaged in risk management activities.


Membership Applications
Ways to join:

Log in or register on the website by creating an account. Then complete the online application process.

Fax your application (PDF) with your credit card number to RMA at 215-446-4100. Please call RMA 24 hours after faxing to confirm.

Send your application (PDF) with your check or credit card information to

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