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Wednesday, December 02, 2020
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Membership Benefits

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SSA is the registered lobbying entity representing industry before the U.S. Congress and federal departments and agencies and is also quite active in representation of the industry before state legislative and regulatory bodies. Over the past decade, SSA has influenced lawmakers to pass over 80 relevant laws.

Legal Information

Self Storage Legal Network – Members can email questions or call self storage legal specialists to obtain accurate and reliable legal information.

Self Storage Legal Review (SSLR) - The bimonthly publication is one of the industry’s top publications, giving you timely information on legal developments in the industry.

Education & Training

SSA is your one-stop source for self storage-specific learning opportunities on key topics. The SSA Online University offers multimedia online education and live monthly webcasts, free to SSA members.

SSA also offers the acclaimed SSA Managers Certification Program, an intensive course for self storage professionals to attain the prestigious SSA Certified Self Storage Manager (CSSM©) designation.


Connect with thousands of members at our annual national Spring and Fall Conference and Trade Shows. SSA Members receive the largest registration discounts.  Members have access to a VIP Members-Only Lounge, exclusive receptions and days of industry best education. Vendor members can exhibit and attend at discounted rates. The Executive Ski Workshop is a members only event held annually at the top ski in-and-out destinations in North America.


SSA members now receive three essential operations publications in a digital format: the Self Storage Employee Policy Manual; the Guide to Drafting Your Rental Agreement and the Self Storage Training & Procedures Manual.

SSA Magazine – Each month you will receive the industry’s largest-circulation magazine, SSA Magazine, the official voice of the industry.

SSA Magazine Weekly Digital Newsletter – Stay up-to-date with a weekly email newsletter containing the latest industry news and upcoming networking and educational opportunities.

Self Storage Legal Review
– Issued 6 times a year, this newsletter is full of legal information and reviews of court decisions as well as legislative initiatives and regulatory actions across the nation.

Online Bookstore – Member-only discounts
on publications sold in paperback and some in digital formats covering all aspects of the industry such as data studies, legal publications, operations forms and manuals, lien law books with checklists and sample letters, zoning and so much more.  

Access to members-only exclusive content in the Members Library.


The SSA, in partnership with MiniCo Insurance Agency, LLC, offers a wide range of health insurance coverage options through its SSA Health Insurance Marketplace, a private healthcare exchange. This program can be a valuable incentive for employee recruitment and retention. SSA members, their employees and families are eligible including full-time, part-time, seasonal, temporary employees and contractors. Click here for more information or to get a quote.

Online Directory

Members are listed in SSA’s online Facility Locator, a searching tool with 37,000+ unique visits per month. Additionally, members receive the SSA Membership Directory which provides a “who’s who” in the self storage industry.

Research Data

Research and Data – SSA takes pride in providing members with fresh research and data to assist in the way owner-operators, and managers, run their business.

Scholarship Program

The SSA Foundation Scholarship Program provides scholarship awards of $1,000 to $5,000 toward post-secondary education tuition and fees for direct SSA members and their relatives. Scholarship applications are accepted each year from January 1 - May 1. In 2019 the SSAF Board of Governors awarded $115,250.00 in scholarships to over 50 students. To date the Foundation has awarded $510,250.00 in scholarships to self-storage association members, their employees and their employees' families, all of whom are now afforded the opportunity of financial assistance to help them accomplish their dreams and goals of furthering their education.

Get all of these benefits and so much more! JOIN NOW!


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