Active – This category requires the individual making application to be a producing outdoor communicator whose primary duties are communication about the outdoors in written/spoken/visual presentations (tourism not included) with a minimum of requirements as set forth in the bylaws of the association (see personal membership application for details). Active Members have voting and office holding privileges.
Active-Retired – This category of membership is reserved for Active Members in good standing who may no longer fulfill the publication quotas outlined in the bylaws for their professional discipline. Active-Retired Members have voting and office holding privileges.
Life – This membership category is reserved for Active or Active-Retired Members elected by the voting membership. Life-Members have voting and office holding privileges.
Associate –- This category is for any communicator who satisfies at least 50 percent of the requirements for active membership if he/she has a direct professional interest in outdoor communications and the potential for becoming an active member within a three-year period of time from the date in which associate membership is granted.
Student –- This category is for any student in high school or college who now, or in the future, will pursue an education in journalism, wildlife, natural resource management, fisheries or any related activity that could lead to a future active membership in the association.
Applicants for membership in TOWA must meet certain minimum requirements based upon criteria as set forth in the bylaws of the association and which are stipulated on the personal membership application.