How to Join ATAP

How to Join ATAP

Membership is appropriate for individuals, who, by the nature of their occupation provide threat assessments or violence risk assessments, conduct and publish scientific research involving threat assessments or violence risk assessments, provide legal services or legal counsel related to: the prosecution of instigators of, or representation of individuals or entities who are the victims of, threats or violence; or provide psychiatric or psychological services in conjunction with threat assessments or violence risk assessments.

Membership Requirements:

Applicants are required to be sponsored by a member in good standing. Members are required to attend at least one (1) membership meeting of their local Chapter or any other affiliated Chapter during the calendar year (Jan. thru Dec.). Attendance at the National Threat Management Conference or the Winter Conference will satisfy the chapter meeting requirement for that calendar year. Any applicant, who becomes a member after April 1st, has the attendance requirement for that year waived. Members must remit payment of $125 for annual dues. Dues are non-refundable.

How to apply for membership:

  • Download the Application
  • Print, complete and sign the application
  • Mail the application along with the applicable fees to the National Office, or email the application to:
  • Submit payment of $125 annual dues and $90 one-time application fee



The primary mission of the ATAP is to create both a professional and academic environment that fosters an open exchange of information. Because ATAP members are from both the public and private sector, there are certain types of information, which, because of various legal and ethical requirements, members are not at liberty to share. However, it is vitally important that all information that is shared between or amongst ATAP members in written or oral form remains confidential. Members of ATAP and their guests are therefore prohibited from sharing information obtained from ATAP members with persons outside of ATAP without permission of the person disclosing the information. Members are further prohibited from using information obtained at ATAP meetings, or from other ATAP members, for their own interests without the expressed permission of the person disclosing the information.

All pre-approved visitors to a Chapter meeting shall sign a confidentiality form, which has been approved by the Association Board of Directors. The local Chapter will retain these signed forms for a period of three years.