Membership Application Information
There are three categories of membership in the USBCHA: Life, General or Associate.
You must be a current paid member in one of those categories before you go to the post to receive qualifying points from that trial. Membership is dated based on postmark of check, date of PayPal payment or verification by a director or officer of USBCHA that payment was made in person prior to going to the post.
You may join as an associate member prior to running in a USBCHA Open or Nursery trial and receive any points earned as a member. You will become a general member once you have run in USBCHA nursery or open class.
General and Associate memberships are renewed annually and run from Jan 1 thru Dec 31. All annual memberships expire Dec 31 regardless of when the membership was paid for that year. Annual dues are $25.00.
General Members are those who have run a dog in an Open or Nursery class in any trial sanctioned by the USBCHA within the past two years. General Members have the right to vote in elections and are eligible to qualify for the National Finals and Nursery Finals.
Life Members are those who are eligible for General Membership, and have paid a one-time fee of $250.00. Life Members have the right to vote in elections as long as they meet the qualifications for General membership. They are eligible to qualify for the National Finals and Nursery Finals
Associate Members are those who, though not meeting the eligibility requirements for General Membership, are interested in being members of the Association and receiving information disseminated by it. Associate Members have no voting rights. They are eligible to qualify for the National Finals and Nursery Finals.
Click here for the Application Form