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If you are looking to join as a new member, or if you've previously been a member and would like to rejoin, please follow the instructions below.

RQA members receive over £250 worth of free products, and you will be joining a community of more than 2500 like-minded colleagues. For more information on all of the benefits of membership, please click here

  • I am honored to join RQA, which is a great organization! This is definitely a great opportunity for me to learn expertise and industry knowledge with other excellent members and peers. I can't wait to start a new journey as a member of RQA.

  • Joined RQA to stay up to date and to improve my knowledge - after three months I can say: yes, that's it! Keep up the excellent work!

  • Globally very satisfied, great service and chat, thank you.

  • RQA is a "gold standard" of training and expertise in quality assurance of GxP area.

  • I joined RQA to stay updated and improve my knowledge through the vast invaluable information available and to be part of a great network. Thank you.

There are two categories of membership that you can apply for, as described below.

Classes of Membership


Members are individuals who are actively involved in scientific research, and are able to provide confirmation of:

  • Experience in scientific research extending for more than five years, or
  • Qualifications equivalent to degree level, and experience in scientific research extending for more than three years.

Members may use the designatory letters MRQA after their name.



Affiliate status is open to those who do not meet the specific academic or experience requirements for Member status, but should:

  • Be involved in scientific research and development, or
  • Show a constructive interest in quality assurance compatible with the objects of the Company.

Affiliates of the RQA are not granted the right to use letters behind their name.

If you're unsure which class of membership you should apply for, please email membership@therqa.com and we will be able to advise you. 

What will it cost?

Applicants will pay the following fee when joining, which is dependent on when they join during the calendar year (1st January to 31st December): 
You can join now for 2024. Your membership will be active from when you apply up until 31st December 2024.

Joining Date

       2024 Fees       

January - March


April - June


July - September


     October - December     


This fee will cover membership up to the end of that calendar year, upon which a renewal fee will be due on 1st January. All memberships are due for renewal on 1st January, irrespective of the joining date.

Fees and subscriptions are exempt from VAT and are deductible against UK Income Tax

Are you looking to book on an event at the member rate?

Please note that if you are planning to apply for membership and then book on an event at the member rate, you must add membership to your basket first to activate the member pricing. You will then be able to book onto the event at the member rate.


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