A provisional teaching category that leads to being a certified member, pending successful completion of the USPTA Certification Exam.

This category allows a professional to receive correspondence, certain benefits and magazine subscriptions from the USPTA World Headquarters, while he or she studies to take the exam for certified membership.

The applicant member pays dues and receives certain benefits, including on-court liability insurance. Upon passing the exam and becoming a certified member, the professional receives the full benefit schedule.