Audiologist MNZAS and Audiometrist MNZAS members who are not currently practising in NZ are able to change their membership status.

This does not apply to Provisional Membership.

Inactive Membership

An Inactive Member is an audiologist or audiometrist (Provisional or MNZAS) who is temporarily not practising clinical audiology or clinical audiometry in New Zealand. For the purposes of this class of membership, clinical practice is defined as any practice in a clinical, advisory, or educational capacity whereby a member is using their clinical knowledge and expertise to work with patients or advise, supervise, or educate others working directly with clients.

Inactive membership is not intended for individual who are no longer practising directly with clients/patients but are still working in the profession.

Inactive membership is intended for short term periods such as parental leave, working overseas, sabbaticals, or ill health and other such circumstances.

Requirements and Entitlements of an Inactive member:

  1. Pay an annual subscription as determined by the Executive Council
  2. Are subject to the constitution of the Society, the NZAS Code of Ethics and member policies.
  3. Are entitled to the benefits of the Society such as receive the Bulletin, member newsletters and other communications, and member rates for the annual conference.
  4. May be a member of NZAS committees, but may not stand for the Executive Council or vote for any business of the Society
  5. Are not required to accrue CEP points
  6. Will not receive an Annual Practicing Certificate and cannot use the honorific “MNZAS” during their inactive period

Inactive Membership Application Form > 

Reactivating from Inactive NZAS Membership

An Inactive member must apply to the Society to reactivate their membership.

Reactivation of membership is through nomination by a minimum of two MNZAS members and approved by the Executive Council. If an inactive member reactivates their membership during a CEP cycle, they will need to collect the equivalent of 20 points for each full calendar year their membership has been reactivated.

 

Membership Reactivation from Inactive Application Form >

Retired Membership

A Retired Member is an Audiologist MNZAS or Audiometrist MNZAS who is no longer practising clinical audiology or clinical audiometry and is retiring from the profession with no intention of practising in the future.

For the purposes of this class of membership, clinical practice is defined as any practice in a clinical, advisory, or educational capacity whereby a member is using their clinical knowledge and expertise to work with patients or advise, supervise, or educate others working directly with clients.

Requirements and Entitlements of a Retired member:

  1. Pay an annual subscription as determined by the Executive Council
  2. Are subject to the constitution of the Society, the NZAS Code of Ethics and member policies.
  3. Are entitled to the benefits of the Society such as receive the Bulletin, member newsletters and other communications, and member rates for the annual conference.
  4. May be a member of NZAS committees, but may not stand for the Executive Council or vote for any business of the Society
  5. Are not required to accrue CEP points
  6. Will not receive an Annual Practicing Certificate and cannot use the honorific “MNZAS”

Retired Membership Application Form >

Reactivating from Retired Membership

An Inactive member must apply to the Society to reactivate their membership.

Reactivation of membership is through nomination by a minimum of two MNZAS members and approved by the Executive Council. If an inactive member reactivates their membership during a CEP cycle, they will need to collect the equivalent of 20 points for each full calendar year their membership has been reactivated.

 

Membership Reactivation from Retired Application Form >