The Paid Search Association includes leading educators in the field and works foster and advances the study of Paid Search Advertising.

To support that goal, Student membership will be free to the first 500 accepted applicants and just $5 per year for those who apply after the first 500 accepted applicants.

Key benefits of Student membership include:

  • Access to Student Content
  • Serve on Student Committees
  • Access to Online Resources
  • Discounts to Events and Courses
  • Participate in Polls and Forums

Applicants must apply with an .EDU email or supply evidence of participation in an educational program to


Professional Memberships are available to those working in the paid search advertising industry, including consultants, in-house marketers and agency professionals. Students are also welcome to join. For a limited time, PSA membership is free.

Key Professional Member benefits include:

  • Access to Member Only Content
  • Voting Membership
  • Able to serve on boards and committees
  • Access to Member Directory
  • Access to Online Resources
  • Discounts to Events and Courses
  • Included In Call for Speakers
  • Ability to submit News Releases

Professional Membership is normally$100 per year, but as an incentive to try the PSA, we’ve made membership FREE from September 1, 2021 to September 1, 2022. Free memberships will span one year.

Sponsoring Membership

Sponsoring membership is available to agencies, businesses and organizations involved in paid search advertising. Small, medium and large organizations can save versus purchasing many individual memberships.

Key Sponsoring Membership benefits include:

  • Access to member only content
  • Voting membership
  • Able to serve on boards and committees
  • Access to member directory
  • Access to online resources
  • Discounts to events and courses
  • Included in call for speakers
  • Ability to submit news releases
  • Recognition at meetings and events
  • Website recognition

Each Sponsoring member designates a corporate contact and a membership administrator and can receive detailed reports on corporate activity and participation.

There are three levels of corporate membership:

Sponsor Silver Membership (includes up to 10 members) $400

Includes these benefits:

  • Logo and link on the PSA site Sponsor page
  • Logo and link in virtual conference promotions
  • Guest blog post once per quarter

Sponsor Gold Membership (includes up to 25 members) $800

Includes the benefits of the Silver level, plus;

  • Email list of conference registrants
  • Link from Daily Links email once per quarter
  • Email list of conference registrants

Sponsoring Diamond Membership (Includes Unlimited Members) $2,500

Includes the benefits of the Silver and Gold memberships, plus:

  • Recognition at networking events during conferences
  • Recognition in the PSA’s monthly member newsletter

Sponsoring Platinum Membership (Includes Unlimited Members) Over $2,500

Includes all previously stated benefits, plus a partnership package that we’ll customize to serve your needs.

Lifetime Memberships

Lifetime Membership is available by invitation of the Board of Directors only. Invitations may be extended to those who show great dedication to advancing the Paid Search Industry through paid search innovation, learning, research, analysis, management or work for an important cause.

Lifetime Members have all the benefits of Professional Members but are offered discounted memberships in recognition of their service to paid search advertising.

Those nominated can become a Lifetime Member for a one-time charge of $250.00. Lifetime members pay no additional yearly membership fees.