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Candidates for membership to the American College of Toxicology must comply with the following requirements. A copy of the supporting documents as requested on the application (including a detailed description of current and past positions) must be sent to the Secretariat of the American College of Toxicology. The application for Full membership must bear the names of two sponsoring Full members of the American College of Toxicology. The application for Associate membership must bear the name of one sponsoring Full College member. Current phone numbers of the sponsoring members must be provided on the application form. For applicants outside North America who do not know ACT Full members to serve as sponsor, the applicant may arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent from scientists/supervisors who are familiar with the candidate’s work in toxicology, along with a CV for each person providing the letter of recommendation.

The Secretariat shall forward copies of the completed application with supporting information to the Membership Committee. The Membership Committee shall vote on the eligibility of the applicants for membership in the College. The Chairman of the Membership Committee shall compile the votes and forward the results to the Council of the College. Letters of acceptance or denial will then be sent to the applicants.

2018 Application Deadline 2018 Acceptance Notification
February 4 March 5
March 18 April 16
May 20 June 18
August 26 September 19
October 14 November 14


International Applicants

For applicants outside North America who do not know ACT Full members to serve as sponsor, the applicant may arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent from scientists/supervisors who are familiar with the candidate's work in toxicology, along with a CV for each person providing the letter of recommendation.


Membership Types

Full

Full Member Dues: $125
Government Full Member Dues: $75

Any person who is qualified, by virtue of training and experience, and is actively involved in toxicology through administration, teaching, research, or safety assessment, and who is functioning as a scientist or professional in toxicology is eligible for Full membership. Full members must have at a minimum an earned baccalaureate degree from a recognized college or university, five years experience directly related to toxicology and fulfill one or more of the following requirements: formal advanced training in toxicology or related field, at least one peer-reviewed publication on a topic relevant to toxicology, or board certification in a subject relevant to toxicology.

Full membership must be sponsored by two Full members of the College. One of the sponsors may be associated with the same institution/organization as the candidate. The second sponsor must be from outside the candidate’s organization. The membership application to support candidacy as a Full member must be completed in its entirety.

Distinguished Fellow

Any person who is a Full member and who has attained international recognition in a field of research and has contributed to significant advancement in the science of toxicology may be designated a Distinguished Fellow upon the recommendation of two Full members of the College and a vote of approval by Council at any of its regular meetings. Officers of the College are ineligible to be voted as Distinguished Fellows during their active term of office.

View List of Distinguished Fellows.

Associate

Associate Member Dues: $125
Government Associate Member Dues: $75

Any person who is qualified, by virtue of training and experience, and is actively involved in toxicology through administration, teaching, research, or safety assessment functioning as a scientist or professional and who has, at a minimum, an earned baccalaureate degree from a recognized college or university, or who has training and experience in toxicology, shall be eligible for election as an Associate member. Associate members must have two years experience directly related to toxicology. Time spent pursuing an advanced degree in toxicology will count towards total experience.

Associate membership must be sponsored by one Full member of the College who may represent the same institution/organization as the candidate. The membership application to support candidacy as an Associate member must be completed in its entirety.

Postdoctoral Researcher

Postdoctoral Researcher Member Dues: $35, electronic access to the journal only

Any postdoctoral researcher engaged in research and/or scholarly training for the purpose of acquiring the professional skills needed to pursue a career path in toxicology or in a related discipline shall be eligible for Postdoctoral Researcher membership upon verification of their status. Postdoctoral members may not vote or hold elective office but may participate as an ad hoc member of selected committees.

A letter from the direct postdoctoral supervisor is required and needs to verify that the applicant is a postdoctoral researcher who is actively researching or training for an eventual career in a toxicology-related field.

Student

Free Membership, electronic access to the journal only

Any student engaged in studies leading to a degree in the field of toxicology or a field related to toxicology shall be eligible for Student membership. A letter from the academic advisor is required and will verify that the applicant is a student in good standing and is pursing degree work related to toxicology.

Emeritus

Free Membership, electronic access to the journal only

Any Full member who has been a member for at least 15 years and is retired from professional practice may apply for Emeritus status by requesting this change through ACT Headquarters for approval by the Membership Committee. Emeritus members shall pay no membership fees, may not vote or hold elective office and do not receive the print journal. An Emeritus member may be restored to previous membership status via application to the Membership Committee and Council approval.

If you have been an active ACT Member for at least 15 years and are interested in Emeritus status, please email ACT Headquarters. You will also need to verify your retirement date and if you plan on doing any consulting work after retirement.

Honorary

Any Full member may propose to the Awards Committee the name of any individual whose contributions to the College merit consideration for Honorary membership in the College, who otherwise would not be eligible for membership. Nominations with supporting documents must be submitted to the Chair of the Awards Committee. The recommendation of the Committee shall be forwarded to the Council for approval. Honorary members shall pay no membership fees and may not vote.

Corporate

Corporate Member Dues: $1,500

The President of the College, with the approval of the Council, may, on an annual basis, invite any firm, association, corporation, institution, or subdivision thereof to become a Corporate member in support of the College. A Corporate member shall have no vote.


















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