Membership Types

GBA has seven GBA affiliated practitioners membership types available. Affiliated practitioners are typically firms and individuals who provide the services and information GBA Member Firms need to enhance their own businesses. All seven GBA affiliated practitioners membership types are by invitation only. Would you like to be invited? Just request an invitation. The GBA affiliated practitioners membership types are listed below, along with a description of each type and the dues associated with each type.

Professional Colleague :

GBA invites into Professional Colleague Membership firms that provide design/build and/or design/remediate services, but whose staff-provided design or consulting services are not severable from their construction or remediation services. Learn more from our Constructor Membership brochure.

Dues: Professional Colleague dues are calculated the same way as Member Firm dues.

Collaborative :

Geoconstructors with or without in-house design or consulting staff are eligible to participate as Collaborative Members. The cost to do so is modest; the number GBA can accept is limited. Learn more from our Constructor Membership brochure.

Dues: Collaborative Member dues are established based on your firm’s applicable GAR for your firm’s most recently ended fiscal year. (See Member Firm dues for the definition of GAR) There are two tiers of dues:

$750 for GAR <$50M

$1,250 for GAR >$50M

For new members, dues are pro-rated on a daily basis for the membership year ending April 30.

Practitioner :

Practitioner Membership is offered by invitation only to geoprofessionals who work for entities that are not eligible for GBA Member Firm status; e.g., professional societies and client companies.

Dues: $100 per year.

Government :

Government Membership is offered by invitation only to geoprofessionals who work for federal, state, or local governments. Learn more from our Government Membership brochure.

Dues: $50 per year.

Faculty :

Faculty Membership is offered by invitation only to individuals who are full-time geoprofessional professors, associate professors, and assistant professors. Learn more from our Faculty Membership brochure.

Dues: $50 per year.

Consultants :

Consultant Membership is offered by invitation only to attorneys, financial advisors, and others who serve as consultants to GBA Member Firms.

Dues: $550 per year.

Individual Life Member :

Individual Life Members are persons who were leaders of GBA while with a GBA Member Firm, but who have since retired from active practice or serve as consultants.

Dues: Complimentary; offered by invitation only to those who have served GBA in a significant capacity during their careers.