This page contains a list of common questions and answers about the memberships available with the CPDJA. If your question is not answered on this page or the Membership Information page, please contact CPDJA president Derek Schwartzentruber or your local Regional Team Leader.


When does my membership start and how long does it run for?

Every membership is now on it's own membership year. A membership starts from the date of membership payment and will have a renewal date of exactly 1 year later. Renewal notices will be sent out prior to the expiry date, allowing that the member to renew without membership interruption.

Do you provide payment plans for memberships?

We no longer provide payment plans, however, our new registration process now allows for memberships to be fully paid for by credit card (through which a person may choose to pay off their credit card balance based on a timeline of their choosing).

Am I required to pay the HST tax on my membership and CONNECT Music Licensing license(s), even though I live in a province where HST does not exist?

Yes, all members are required to pay the HST on memberships because what is being purchased from the CPDJA is not a tangible good (product), such as ordering speakers or lighting equipment online is. Because the CPDJA not for profit status is registered in Ontario, the association must follow the Ontario HST rules. However, you may be able to claim the provincial portion of the HST (your provinces PST rate) as a rebate from Revenue Canada.

Is a license from CONNECT Music Licensing included with membership?

Licenses from CONNECT Music Licensing are not included with any membership because each membership now runs on it's own 1 year renewal calendar (based on when a DJ purchases their membership) as opposed to the January 1 to December 31 calendar year that CONNECT licenses operate on. For this reason, licenses from CONNECT Music Licensing are an add on a-la-carte item, available to DJs on an as needed basis, after they've purchased a membership.

What is the cost to purchase a CONNECT license through the CPDJA?

Purchasing a license directly from CONNECT Music Licensing is $331.55 + tax but they can be purchased directly from the CPDJA by our Professional Members at a price of only $125 + HST.

How do I purchase a CONNECT license from the CPDJA?

Displayed on the members dashboard (login required) is a section titled "Member Benefits." Purchase of CONNECT licenses can be done online, from within this part of the members area. If you are a General Member (no longer available) of the CPDJA, you will be required to upgrade to a Professional Membership before having access to purchasing CONNECT licences at our discounted group rate.

How do I upgrade my membership from a General Membership (not longer available) to a Professional Membership?

Displayed on the members dashboard (login required) is a section titled "Member Benefits." An upgrade link should be visible in this section. Simply click this option and a notice will be sent to administration that you wish to upgrade. A prorated credit will be calculated for the remaining months of the General Membership and applied towards the cost of the upgrade to a Professional Membership. An invoice will be sent out with payment total required. The new one year Professional Membership starts following successful payment.


For complete membership type details and a sign up link, head to our Membership Information page.