There are three membership categories available.
Principal Member – the nominated leader of a licence team.
Full Member – any other active member of a licence team whose is named on the licence.
Associate Member – an individual who is affiliated to a licence teams and contributes to the effort and output of the licence team but does not require a licence to make their contribution – for example individuals who undertake conservation work, archive research, maintain web sites etc.
All members agree to comply with all relevant current UK and devolved administration legislation pertaining to their work on protected sites and to abide by the Rules in the Annex of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage 2001. Any member found to be in breach of any current UK or devolved legislation pertaining to protected sites or the Annex of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage 2001 may forfeit membership of the Association.
All members have equal voting rights.In addition, observer status is granted to any other individual with an interest in the work of the Association, for example, individuals from the relevant heritage agencies and commercial contractors who are not part of licenced teams.
As stated in the constitution the association operates on a not for profit basis. There is a membership fee, but this is currently set at a zero rate.