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6/18/2014 » 6/20/2014
2014 Catholic Media Conference

How to Join

Become a Member of the Catholic Press Association

CPA welcomes your membership! Joining is easy and there are many benefits, including professional development, various resources, publication support, spiritual growth and member-exclusive discounts on networking  and continuing education opportunities.

Term of Membership

Memberships are for a calendar year; January 1 to December 31. To review membership classes, click here.

How to Join

Step 1
Determine which membership category you'd like to apply for.

Step 2
Visit the 'Membership Application page'  and download the appropriate membership application form.

Step 3
Complete the application and return to Elise Freed-Brown, Project Assistant, via email at or by fax at (312) 361-0256.

Publications that are applying for membership must also submit PDFs of your three most recent issues for review by the CPA Membership Committee and Board of Directors via email to

Step 4
Your application will be sent to the CPA Membership Committee for review and to the Board of Directors for approval. Upon approval, you will receive your certification of membership and press pass. Your member benefits will begin immediately.


Contact Elise Freed-Brown at 312.380.6789 or
 for questions on how to join the Catholic Press Association.