The Initiation Fee is $1,600.00, less the amounts paid in work permits for your qualifying Acting Credits. Active members of Equity (CAEA) receive an additional $475.00 discount.

Please note that only original work permit amounts are applied towards the Initiation Fee (surcharge amounts are not applied). Performers pay surcharged work permits when they have not applied for Full Membership when eligible.

Payment Plan Option

You may pay the Initiation Fee owing in up to six monthly installments. In order to start your Payment Plan, you have to sign a Payment Plan Agreement and pay for your 1st installment. You will become a Full Member only after your Payment Plan has been paid in full, and you have subsequently paid the corresponding Full Member Annual Dues

If you work in an eligible category while you are on a Payment Plan, you will be charged a permit. You must let us know and send us copy of your performer contract and proof of payment of the work permit for that engagement (receipt issued by UBCP/ACTRA or paystub), so that we apply this permit towards your Initiation Fee balance.

To request a Payment Plan Agreement, please contact