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Thank you for joining SEA and thank you for your commitment to career leadership
and public service!

SEA has a variety of membership and participation categories for career leaders across government. Although SEA is a professional association for career SES members and equivalents, SEA believes the leadership profession includes leaders at all levels.

  • For a detailed description of each membership type click here.
  • For a listing of SEA member benefits, click here.


To join, please select your member type category, fill out the forms, and submit your credit card payment. You will receive a confirmation notice when registration is complete and a welcome letter shortly after to help you get started enjoying your membership.

Note: We encourage you to submit a personal email to avoid bounce-backs.

Member Type Descriptions

  • Regular Member: Active government. SES/SL/ST & equivalents. GS-14/15 who have completed a certified CDP
  • Associate Member: Active government. GS-14/15 who have not completed a certified CDP
  • Rising Leader Member: Active government. GS-12/13 interested in the SES/SL/ST
  • Retired Member: Former SES/Equivalents/GS-15 & GS-14