Stay involved in education by joining WEA-Retired / NEA-Retired


  • As an Active WEA/NEA member, you can become a Pre-Retired Life Member of WEA-Retired/NEA-Retired before you retire.  This choice locks in membership without any further dues after you retire.
  • If you are already retired, you can join WEA-Retired / NEA-Retired either by paying one-time Life Member dues or year-by-year Annual Member dues.  You will remain one of the nearly three million WEA and NEA voices advocating for students, public schools and the welfare of retirees.
  • If you are not currently an Active WEA/NEA Member or were not an Active WEA/NEA member at the time of your retirement, you must select one of the "Associate" member types.
  • To be eligible for any of the Education Support Professional (ESP) Retired membership types, you must CURRENTLY be a WEA/NEA Active ESP Member, or have been an ESP Member at the time of your retirement.
  • If you want to have your membership dues deducted monthly from your DRS pension payment (Annual membership types only), please fill out the form at this link instead
  • If you join as Pre-Retired or Life Retired AND are eligible to maintain an Active-class membership in a WEA Local Affiliate, you must do so.  If you do not maintain your Active-class membership, your Retired membership will be cancelled.
  • All payments made via this page are NON-REFUNDABLE.  It is solely the responsibility of the applicant to ascertain eligibility for association membership.
  • If you need more information about Associate or Pre-Retired categories, please see this page.
  • If you still have questions, please call 253-765-7018 or email member.records@washingtonea.org
Your Information

UID = This is your ten-digit WEA/NEA Member ID number that is printed on your ID Card.  Providing this number (if available) helps us ensure accurate records and process your Retired membership more quickly. 

Membership is open only to those who agree to subscribe to the goals and objectives of the Association and to abide by its constitution and bylaws. Membership shall not be denied to individuals on the basis of race, creed, national origin, or gender. Ethnic Status and Gender information is optional and failure to provide it will in no way affect your membership status, rights or benefits in NEA, WEA or any of their affiliates. This information will be kept confidential.

Dues payments (or a portion) may qualify as a miscellaneous itemized deduction. Contributions to NEA FCPE, WEA-PAC and local PACs, if applicable, are not deductible as charitable contributions for income tax purposes and require a separate contribution form.

I agree that this authorization and assignment shall remain in effect until a signed and dated revocation is received by the WEA Membership Department at P.O. Box 9100, Federal Way, WA 98063-9100. I understand that while I can revoke my membership, I am obligated to fulfill my core dues obligation to the WEA and its affiliates during the year of revocation.


$550.00 -
- Cert Pre-Retired Membership
$83.00 -
- Cert Retired Annual Membership
$550.00 -
- Cert Retired Lifetime Membership
$83.00 -
- Cert Retired Annual Associate Membership
$550.00 -
- Cert Retired Lifetime Associate Membership
$430.00 -
- ESP Pre-Retired Membership
$69.00 -
- ESP Retired Annual Membership
$430.00 -
- ESP Retired Lifetime Membership
$69.00 -
- ESP Retired Annual Associate Membership
$430.00 -
- ESP Retired Lifetime Associate Membership


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WEA-Retired membership shall be limited to any person who has held Active membership in WEA or any other state education association prior to retirement and/or who is an annuitant of a public education employees' retirement system or a retirement system of a college or university or education agency AND who was employed for at least five years in a position that qualified him or her for Active membership but who is no longer so employed.  However, no person who has served as a school administrator may be a member of WEA-Retired unless such person was an Active WEA member who was not employed as an administrator at the time of retirement.  Pre-Retired members must maintain an Active-class membership in their Local Association to remain eligible for Retired membership.  Dues Payments are non-refundable.