Our Membership Department can be reached Monday-Friday from 8:00am-4:00pm Eastern United States Time at [email protected] or 410-296-0232 x408. 

Before you call, here are some answers to frequently asked questions.

Who can join IDA? 
All are welcome! We offer several membership types for teachers, parents, professionals, schools, and more.

How can I be listed on the Provider Directory?

Join as a Professional member to be listed as an individual, or join with one of our group memberships to be listed as an organization or company. Once you join, there is a one page application to submit your information and credentials. You can email [email protected] with Provider Directory questions. 

What’s my Member ID?
You can find your Member ID on your welcome/renewal email from IDA staff, or in your account online. 

When is my membership renewal due?
All memberships last for twelve months (for example: if you joined during June 2020, your renewal is due on or before June 30, 2021). You can see your expiration date in your account online. 

What forms of payment do you accept? 
We accept all major credit cards, checks, and eChecks. We have the option to enroll in auto-renewal for your membership. Purchase orders can be sent to our Membership Department and we will prepare an invoice for you. 

Is my IDA membership the same as CERI certification?
The Center for Effective Reading Instruction (CERI) is an affiliate of IDA and our membership is separate from CERI certifications. 

Are my dues tax deductible?
We recommend that you consult your tax advisor regarding the tax deductibility of your membership dues.