Membership FAQs

Click on the questions below to see answers to our most frequently asked questions.

If you need more information or have specific questions, please contact Dawn Brehm, executive director, at dbrehm@L-TEN.org or Miki White, director of member services, at mwhite@L-TEN.org or (540) 725-3859.

How do I qualify to become a member?

LTEN Membership include all parties who are involved in or committed to serving the profession of training in the life sciences. Membership will be open to life science company trainers, training suppliers, agencies, independent consultants, and anyone with an affiliation or interest in life science training.

What are the benefits of membership?

LTEN members receive a wide range of discounts, educational offerings and other benefits, including:

  • Free subscription to our quarterly publication, Focus On Training magazine (a $100 value). Associate members have access to an electronic Focus On Training version.
  • Discounted LTEN Annual Conference and Medical Device & Diagnostics Trainers Summit registration.
  • Discounted educational seminars and workshops.
  • Access to monthly LTEN webinars.
  • Access to Industry Partner Directory with search capability on their areas of training practice.
  • Access to Member Directory for additional networking outside of LTEN functions.
  • Access to members-only resources on our website, including over 240 Focus articles, archived webinars, past Annual Conference workshop presentations, participant guides, videos, relevant articles and case studies.
  • Members-only community forum – connect with LTEN members on a secure platform from your computer or on-to-go with the app.
  • Regional networking parties

How much does it cost to become a member?

Annual LTEN dues are $199 for full membership, and $60 for associate membership. Be sure to review membership types to see if you qualify.

Full Membership:

  • LTEN Full Membership includes all parties who are involved in or committed to serving the profession of training in the life sciences. Membership will be open to life science company trainers, training suppliers, agencies, independent consultants, and anyone with an affiliation or interest in life science training.

Associate Membership (new):

  • Associate members must be employed by a pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, diagnostics or veterinary company.
  • Associate members must be employed either as: 1) Field sales representatives with territory sales responsibility and a part-time training role (approximately 20%), or 2) Field sales representatives with the desire to advance to a full-time training position.

 

How long will a membership last?

Memberships run on an annual basis, 12 months from your paid membership date.

Will my company/employer pay for my membership?

Most of our member companies pay or reimburse their trainers to join LTEN.

Is my membership automatically renewed?

No. Renewal notices are sent 30 days before your membership expires. You have 30 days after receiving your notice to renew your dues.

If I join halfway through the year, will I get a reduced membership fee?

No. Your annual membership begins the day you join, and not on January 1. So no matter when you join, your membership and benefits will last a full 12 months from that day.

I am a trainer for a vendor (industry partner). Can I join LTEN as a member?

Yes. LTEN membership will be open to all parties involved with or committed to serving the profession of training in the life sciences. This includes current LTEN members, industry partners, training suppliers, agencies, independent consultants, or anyone with an affiliation or interest in life science training.

My employer is listed as a member company. Does this mean I don't have to pay an annual fee to be considered a member?

No. The term “member company” refers to any company that employs trainers who are current or past members of LTEN.

What happens to my membership if I leave my training position?

Your membership is active for the remainder of your annual membership period, after which you may renew if you still meet membership requirements.