Each chapter has some flexibility in establishing the criteria for membership in their chapter. Chapters can establish their requirements for dues in addition to those required by the national office. The National Board has supported the chapters in how they handle their membership criteria except that the membership dues will be due by February 1st for the purpose of determining the number of delegates the chapters will have for the National Council meeting which is the annual business meeting. The National ESP office will be happy to connect potential members with chapter membership chairs. You may contact the National ESP Office at http://espnational.org.
The National Office will accept membership dues from October 1st through September 1.