Physician and non-physican members of the American Academy of Spine Physicians (AASP) can apply for credentialing through the AASP. There are two levels of credentialing referred to as Diplomate and Fellow status. The first requirement for becoming a credentialed spine physician or a credentialed spine specialist with the AASP is to become credential eligible. The application process to become credential eligible requires completion of the following steps:
1. The applicant must meet AASP membership criteria
2. The applicant must be a member of the American Academy of Spine Physicians in good standing.
3. The applicant must complete and submit the online Credentialing Application Form
4. The applicant must submit a non-refundable one time $100 credentialing application fee made payable to the American Academy of Spine Physicians.
Upon completion of these steps, the application will be forwarded to and reviewed by the Academy's Continuing Education Committee. The Academy reserves the right to request any additional information or clarification required for the completion of the application process. The applicant will be notified regarding the decision of the Continuing Education Committee. Completion of the peer review process typically takes 2-4 weeks after all of the required application materials have been received by the Academy.
Individuals who have satisfactorily completed the steps necessary for becoming Credential Eligible may begin acquiring continuing educational credits through the AASP. Credits achieved will be applied to credentialing status.
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Inform a Colleague
Expand and Educate Your Spinecare Network
Welcome to the Inform a Colleague area of the Academy Website. The American Academy of Spine Physicians (AASP) strives to implement new and more efficient methods for members to communicate with other healthcare professionals. One of the most effective tools is the online "Inform a Colleague" function. This function can be used to expand and educate your spinecare referral network. It also represents a resource to conveniently inform others about trends in spinecare and about offers of organizations such as the American Academy of Spine Physicians (AASP), the International Spine Association (ISA). The link library also contains an application for membership with the AASP.
The online "Inform a Colleague" feature provides an invaluable time-saving service for keeping spinecare professionalsup-to-date, expanding the spinecare network, stimulating interdisciplinary referrals and for inviting colleagues to join the AASP. The library of links is always being updated with useful information and resources. The linked messages can be used to
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This level of membership is for physicians (MD, DC, DO) whose practice/interest includes patients with spinal disorders. ($250)
This level of membership is for allied healthcare professionals involved in spinecare and/or spine research. This includes physical therapists, massage therapists, exercise physiologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician's assistants, diagnostic technicians, surgical technicians, exercise instructors, personal trainers and individuals who hold a PhD and work in the field of spinecare. ($150)
This level of membership is for residents, fellows and students who have an interest in spinecare. ($35)
Membership will automatically renew each calendar year starting from the date of membership renewal or membership acceptance unless the AASP is specifically notified in writing by the member at least 30 days prior to their renewal date. Please address all correspondence to the AASP Office of Member Services.
Review the accuracy of your contact information and practice profile information including your email address. To update your profile online go to spinephysicians.org and login using your unique member ID and PIN as noted below.
Please notify the AASP if you no longer meet membership criteria. This includes maintaining an active license to practice.