# Join TRA

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#### UPscaler

##### New Member
TRF Supporter
I joined an paid my dues in 2008, but didn't renew in in 2009, does that mean for 2010, I have to pay the new member fee?

Thanks
-BC

#### ben_ullman

##### Well-Known Member
I joined an paid my dues in 2008, but didn't renew in in 2009, does that mean for 2010, I have to pay the new member fee?

Thanks
-BC
you have one year from the date of expiration to sign back up.

Ben

P.S. to my knowledge, paging kevin.......

#### UPscaler

##### New Member
TRF Supporter
you have one year from the date of expiration to sign back up.

Ben

P.S. to my knowledge, paging kevin.......
You're always right on top of things

Cool, thanks. Saves me ten bucks :roll:

#### troj

##### Wielder Of the Skillet Of Harsh Discipline, Potent
Actually, Ben's information isn't quite correct....

The $10 extra is only for someone who needs new membership materials. You could go 5 years without renewing, and as long as you don't want a new binder, etc, you don't have to pay the$10.

A year lapse is only relevant in terms of certifications -- both TRA and NAR will let you go a year without renewing, and maintain your certifications. Go beyond that, and you have to recertify.

-Kevin

#### ben_ullman

##### Well-Known Member
Actually, Ben's information isn't quite correct....

The $10 extra is only for someone who needs new membership materials. You could go 5 years without renewing, and as long as you don't want a new binder, etc, you don't have to pay the$10.

A year lapse is only relevant in terms of certifications -- both TRA and NAR will let you go a year without renewing, and maintain your certifications. Go beyond that, and you have to recertify.

-Kevin
I stand corrected! I knew there was something to do with the 1 year!!

Ben

#### 69charger

##### Member
I just renewed my membership after 10 years! They sent me a new card, certification paperwork and a Tripoli hat pin.

#### troj

##### Wielder Of the Skillet Of Harsh Discipline, Potent
I just renewed my membership after 10 years! They sent me a new card, certification paperwork and a Tripoli hat pin.
Welcome back!

-Kevin