Saturday, April 4, 2020



A Message to Our Members Regarding the Coronavirus Pandemic

In accordance with government recommendations concerning the coronavirus pandemic, many USPA employees are working remotely. USPA headquarters is closed to visitors. We will strive to provide membership services Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern, though some services may be limited.

  • The preferred method of communication during this time is email. Please mail your requests to
  • Phone service may be limited.
  • Membership cards cannot be printed or mailed for the foreseeable future. Members can always access and print their updated digital membership card on their USPA account, and sign-up with Merit for their digital credentials.


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For the DZO

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

USPA Accepting Service Award Nominations

The USPA Membership Services Committee is currently seeking nominations for three of its service awards: the Lifetime Achievement Award (a maximum of one recipient annually), the Gold Medal for Meritorious Service (up to three recipients annually) and the Regional Achievement Award (up to five...

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

A Message to Our Members Regarding the Coronavirus Pandemic

USPA remains committed to serving our membership during this growing pandemic.

Sunday, February 2, 2020

USPA Board Meets in Phoenix

The USPA Board of Directors held its third meeting of the 2019-2021 term in Phoenix, Arizona, January 31-February 2. The board welcomed newly seated Central Regional Director Charles Crinklaw and elected Al King to fill the vacant national director seat.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Board to Elect a New National Director

The USPA Board of Directors is in need of a new National Director to fill the vacancy when Shanon Searls joins the USPA staff as the new Director of Sport Promotion on December 17.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Shanon Searls Joins USPA as Director of Sport Promotion

USPA has selected Shanon Searls as its new Director of Sport Promotion, succeeding Nancy Koreen, who has served in this position for 10 years. Searls’ start date is December 17.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Charles Crinklaw Elected as USPA Central Regional Director

Results are in for the special election to fill the vacancy for the Central Region seat on the USPA Board of Directors.

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