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ESA Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I join?

Determine your membership category and email or fax your application to 972-807-6883, along with copies of state or local industry licenses.

How long does the membership application process take?

The application generally takes 5-10 business days to process, if all of the requirements have been submitted. ESA will send you an email with your membership dues invoice after receiving your application and advise you of any other requirements that are still needed.

Are my dues refundable?

In the event that your membership application is denied, you would receive 100% refund, otherwise dues are non-refundable.

When I pay my dues is my membership for 12 months?

ESA membership is based on a calendar year (January 1 - December 31). Membership dues will be prorated in the second year of membership depending on your join date.

What happens if I sell my company?

Membership is not transferable from one company (or individual) to another. Dues are non-refundable

Which states are chartered chapter territories?

Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

Which states are non-chartered chapter territories?

Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

What forms of payment does ESA accept for membership dues?

ESA accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. You can also mail in a hard copy of the invoice with a check to ESA, 6333 North State Highway 161, Suite 350, Irving, TX 75038. Partial payments are not accepted.

How do I update my company information?

Upon completion of the application and approval process, the primary voting representative (PVR) for your company will receive an email with a username and password. This will allow the company PVR to log into the Member's Only section of the website and make changes to the company record.

Your company will appear online at, to include contact information, business services offered and website. It is to your advantage to have all of this information complete and current. Members will also have this information listed on our consumer website at for potential clients to view.

When do I renew my membership?

Membership renewal notices will be sent out no earlier than November 15th and no later than December 15th of the year prior to the renewal year. Timely payment of dues will ensure your member benefits continue without interruption. To pay your corporate dues by credit card, login here. ESA accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.