NSH Membership

Join NSH today...

It might just change your life!

When you join NSH's community of over 3,000 members, you become part of an organization providing you with the resources, education, and connections you need to grow your career, while strengthening the profession.

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When you become a member, look in your confirmation email for a link to download a free webinar, worth 1 CEU credit!

Categories of Membership

Membership is open to anyone actively engaged in or interested in histotechnology or an allied profession.   Certification is not a prerequisite for NSH membership. 

Professional Members

  • Individuals actively engaged and/or interested in histotechnology or an allied profession that do not qualify for "Student"  or "Retired"  status.

Student Members

  • Individuals enrolled in a NAACLS approved histotechnology program, with documentation from the program director and/or pathologists attesting to their student training status. Learn more about Student Member Benefits & Application »
  • Individuals may hold student membership for a maximum of two years.* 
  • Student Membership may be purchased through your school's bookstore, if the school's program has signed up for the Student Membership/Exam Simulator Bundle. 

Retired Members

  • Members retired from the profession.
  • The member must be an active member in good standing for at least five years prior to retirement.

Organization Sustaining Member

  • Companies wishing to help support the Society by paying a fee, set by the Board.

Annual Dues

NSH membership runs from January 1 - December 31, annually. You may join at any time during the year; dues are not pro-rated.

Professional: $80
Student: $40$80
Retired: $40
Sustaining: $250

Why Join NSH?

For just $80, see what becoming a member of NSH can do for you!

Member Benefits


Apply by Mail

Please mail completed forms to PO Box 75914, Baltimore, MD 21275, or fax to 443-535-4055. You may also call 443-535-4060 to speak to a membership representative. 

New Member Application