Requirements for Active Membership are as follows:
- Possession of an unlimited license to practice medicine and surgery in the State, Province or Country of the applicant’s practice.
- Membership in good standing in the American Urological Association, Inc. and practice in the geographical boundaries of the AUA.
- Possession of an M.D. or D.O. degree, or United States medical licensure equivalent, and completion of an ACGME accredited urology residency or equivalent accreditation organization or the certifying Board of Urology in the country.
- Limitation of practice to the specialty of Urology.
- Certification by the American Board of Urology (ABU), American Osteopathic Board of Surgery (AOBS), or the certifying Board of Urology in the country where practicing.
- If an Active Member becomes decertified by the ABU, or other certifying board, the member shall be automatically dropped for non-compliance with the Section Bylaws, pursuant to Expulsion and Reinstatement Policies.
Requirements for Associate Membership are the same as Active Membership except for board certification.
- Candidate Members Eligible for Fast Track Associate Status. Associate Membership will be offered to all Candidate Members who have passed the qualifying examination (Part I) of the ABU.
- Non-Members Eligible for Associate Status. Associate Membership is available to non-member urologists who are practicing within the geographic boundaries of a chartered AUA Section, but are not certified by the ABU.
Allied membership is available to Non-Physician Scientists and is not usually available for physicians certified by medical boards. However, in exceptional instances, persons in related fields of medicine and science, who do not qualify for other categories of Association membership, may be considered for Allied Membership provided they have contributed significantly to the specialty of Urology. They shall be nominated by two Active or Senior members who shall furnish the Section Secretaries Committee with the curricula vitae and other pertinent information.
Corresponding Membership is available to urologists who practice in countries beyond the geographic boundaries of the AUA and wish to be a member of the SCS. The applicant shall be a member of the local or national urological organization in his country, and a letter of endorsement of that membership shall be submitted to the SCS with the application form. If a national organization does not exist within the applicant’s country, a waiver of this requirement may be considered by the Executive Committee. The applicant’s practice must be limited entirely to the specialty of urology. The applicant must be a graduate of an acceptable medical school who has received a Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree. The applicant must be in practice for a minimum of two (2) years after completion of residency.