Provisional + Affiliate Provisional Membership

Join the AANS Today!

Fresh from a North American neurosurgical residency program and on the cusp of board certification, you’re poised for a remarkable career in neurosurgery. We recognize the complexities and uncertainties of this crucial transition.

We’ve curated essential resources to support your transition into neurosurgery. From expert billing and coding guidance to specialized oral board prep, free educational offerings, and seamless CME tracking, we provide the tools to excel on your journey to board certification and beyond.

Member Benefits

  • Stay on the cutting edge with print and online subscriptions to the official journals of the AANS from the Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group (JNSPG):
  • Save on your AANS Annual Scientific Meeting registration and NeuroU online courses
  • Become a leader in your field with eligibility to serve on AANS committees
  • Search for other members in the member directory
  • Earn and track subspecialty CME
  • Save on Professional Liability Insurance with The Doctors Company
  • Find qualified candidates or the next step in your career in the AANS Online Career Center
  • Save on products and services from Thieme and the Patient Education Institute

Membership Requirements

  • Proof of neurosurgical training completion: Either a copy of residency diploma or reside/practice in North America
  • Eligible for board certification by: *ABNS or letter from training program director; Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; Mexican Council of Neurological Surgery; *AOBS

*Upon confirmation of certification by the ABNS, members will be promoted to FAANS membership. Upon confirmation of certification by the AOBS, members will be promoted to Affiliate membership.

Member Obligations

  • Pay Annual Dues:
    • $1,100 if residing in the US
    • $700 if residing in Canada/Mexico
    • $0 if active U.S. Military
  • Document at least 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ each calendar year (January 1 – December 31).
  • Attend the AANS Annual Scientific Meeting in-person at least once every five years. On-demand or virtual attendance does not satisfy this requirement.

Apply for Membership

Before beginning your member application, please have the following information ready:

  • Payment method for application fee/first-year dues
  • Dates of attendance and names of medical school and residency programs
  • Primary hospital affiliation and start date
  • Current medical license number and dates in effect

Upon completion of your application and remittance of membership fee, you will have immediate access to AANS member benefits.

If you have questions, please contact Member Services at, 847.378.0500 or toll-free at 888.566.AANS (2267).