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Interlake Sporting Association has very clear steps to become a member.  Please read carefully.

If you already have a sponsoring member, you may join by following ALL of these steps.

  1. Apply online via the application below.  Payment of membership dues can be made via debit or credit card online.   
  2. After applying, you will receive an automated email response with directions for three items:
    • Person-In-Charge (PIC) course & exam (2.5 hour online safety/operations class with multiple choice assessment) 
    • Criminal background check (You are required to submit the necessary information and make payment)
  3. ISA will review the results of your background check:
    • If the results of your background check are acceptable, you will be invited to complete the Safe Handling Exam at the facility (during the summer) OR you will need to schedule one via email (during the winter).
    • If the results of your background check are unacceptable (ineligible to own a firearm and/or other serious crimes), your membership dues will be refunded.
  4. ISA's Range Safety Officers will administer the Safe Handling Exam at least once a month:
    • If you successfully complete the Safe Handling Exam, you will be invited to attend the General Membership meeting (1st Wednesday of every month).
    • If you do not successfully complete the Safe Handling Exam, you will be advised to make arrangements for firearms safety courses at your own discretion.  You will not be invited to the General Membership meeting & must retake the Safe Handling Exam at a later date.
  5. After successfully completing the Safe Handling Exam, new applicants must appear at the General Membership meeting - with their sponsor - unless special arrangements are made.  Please arrive before 7:00 PM, so we can check you in and make sure the assembly is ready to vote in applicants as members (this process generally takes 30 minutes).  The status of your application will not change from "pending" to "approved" until you are approved at this meeting.

If you would like to do archery at ISA, you must first pass the online "Archery Person in Charge" class & take the Practical Exam (administered by ISA's Range Safety Officers) before being allowed to use the ranges designated for archery.

If you do not have a sponsoring member, please connect with the local shooting sports community to locate one yourself.  As an all volunteer nonprofit organization ISA does not have the capacity to introduce you to a sponsor.  Common sources of sponsors include co-workers, neighbors, employees of gun stores and members of local online firearm forums. A great way to meet us is to come to our public events!

If you have any questions about ISA, please contact us!
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"Interlake Sporting Association" is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization located in Redmond, Washington.

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