How to Join ATAP

How to Join ATAP

Membership in this corporation is limited to individuals who, by the nature of their compensated employment: conduct threat assessments or violence risk assessments; design or participate in threat management plans; participate on threat assessment/management teams; conduct investigations of threat/violence risk cases; provide support services to victims of threat/violence risk cases; provide legal services or legal counsel related to the prosecution of instigators of threat/violence risk cases, or represent individuals/entities who are the victims of threats/violence risk cases; provide mental health or behavioral science expertise related to threat/violence risk cases; or conduct and publish scientific research involving threat assessments or violence risk assessments. Additional specific requirements for membership may be established by the A-BOD in its sole discretion from time to time.

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.). Virtual attendance of at least two (2) chapter meetings of any chapter or attendance at the National Threat Management Conference or the Winter Conference will satisfy the chapter meeting requirement for that calendar year. The attendance requirement will be waived for any member joining after April 1 for that calendar year. There is a one-time, non-refundable fee of $90.00 for processing new applications, and non-refundable annual dues of $125.00.

How to apply for membership:

  • Download and send the sponsor form to the ATAP member who is sponsoring you and ask them to return the form to you, completed and signed. Please note that sponsor forms must be signed by a member of ATAP in good standing to be valid. Forms submitted that are not signed by a member in good standing will be returned to the applicant. 

  • Once your sponsor form is completed, please complete and submit the online application, along with your sponsor form, and submit payment of your fees online.

  • No applications will be accepted without a fully completed application, completed and signed sponsor form and payment or payment plan.

  • Once payment is received, completed applications, including the sponsor forms  will then be submitted to the applicant's chosen chapter for approval.

  • Applicants will be notified upon approval for membership.

 Please note: The application process can take up to 6-8 weeks from time of payment.

* Applications are only sent for approval once fees are paid. To expedite the process, please submit your fees via credit card.


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.