Professional Membership

If you're employed by an organization not eligible to be an institutional member, but provide services to financial institutions such as an accountants, attorneys, etc., apply for our professional membership...

Becoming a professional member can help you better understand the industry and stay current on the issues important to your clients by attending RMA events and local chapter meetings. RMA offers continuing education through its many resources and training courses, many approved for NASBA CPE credit.

The Benefits of a Professional Membership
Professional members receive the following benefits:

  • Networking
    • RMA Xchange - An exclusive online community where RMA members can engage in real-time discussions and share information with other members.
    • Global Chapter Network – Access to local chapter meetings and events with chapters throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
    • Professional Member Directory – Proprietary listings of RMA Professional Members who provide services such as accounting, legal, and real estate.
  • Career Development/Leadership Opportunities – Exclusive member opportunities to participate in chapter leadership roles allow you to be a part of a community of like-minded professionals and have a voice in the industry.
  • Free Web Seminars On Demand on a variety of topics
  • Publications and Tools
    • The RMA Journal®
      • Digital version – Enjoy online access to the Journal.
      • Downloadable articles – Access easy-to-download Journal articles from the archives.
      • The RMA Journal On the Go – Our mobile app brings you Journal content wherever you are in a format that’s customizable and easy to read on your smart phone or tablet.
    • Reference Guides
      • Study Packs – Highly focused compilations addressing critical issues in credit risk, operational risk, and market risk.
      • Online Credit and Lending Dictionary – Definitions of commonly used words and terms including Federal Reserve regulations and relevant legal and documentation concepts.
  • Surveys and Studies – RMA undertakes several timely and thought leading studies and surveys, such as the Risk Appetite Survey.
  • Preferred Pricing – Discounts on a variety of RMA events, training, products, and services.

Professional members are employed by organizations and entities not eligible to be institutional members, but who are regularly involved in identifying and managing credit, operational, and market risk for their own organizations or directly assisting financial institutions in carrying out their risk-related mission. (Credit risk/department professionals at non-financial institutions including accountants, attorneys, and similar consultants.) Professional members may participate in RMA activities appropriate to their interest and expertise.

Membership Dues
RMA membership is cost effective: only $295 per individual each year. (Some local chapters also charge an affiliation or administration fee, which is not included in this fee.) Dues are not transferable or refundable. Dues are prorated based on the month you join; see this chart for exact amounts. 

Web Access to Member Information

Professional members may access only the contact information of other professional members via the RMA website.

This policy was developed after careful consideration regarding the privacy wishes of our members. RMA Associate members have repeatedly requested that their contact information remain private from other segments of our membership. Of course, RMA never rents or sells our membership list to any outside organization either.

We understand the desire of all members to take advantage of their membership in RMA for networking purposes. Chapter meetings are an effective way to network with other RMA members in your community.

Professional members' contact information will be available to Associate members through RMA's Professional Member Directory. This ensures that an RMA Associate member shopping for a product or service offered by your firm has the necessary information to reach you.

We hope you understand our need to respect the privacy wishes of our Associate members.

Apply today - here's how:

Complete the online application process.

Email your application (PDF) with your credit card number to

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:

RMA Member Services 
1801 Market Street, Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19103

All applications submitted will be reviewed by RMA’s membership committee to ensure eligibility.  Please anticipate a one week turnaround period from the date of your submission for the committee to complete the decision making process.

Contact Membership Department 
Monday through Friday 
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET 
Phone: 800-677-7621, press 1