BECU Membership Eligibility

Opening an account with BECU means joining our credit union and becoming a member. Currently, anyone who lives, works or worships in Washington state can qualify, but so can select counties in Oregon and Idaho as well as other associations. See below for complete details.

Who Can Join

Membership is free and starts when you open an account. See if you qualify through one of the following criteria: 

Do you live in one of the following?


Washington State
Live, work, worship or go to school in the State of Washington, or have a direct family member* that does.

Oregon
Live or work in the counties of: Benton, Clackamas, Columbia, Lane, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Washington and Yarnhill

Idaho
Live, work, worship, or attend school in the counties of: Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Idaho, Kootenai, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce, Snoshone

Are you one of the following?


BECU

  • Employee, volunteer, or retired employee of BECU

  • Employee of any organization in which the credit union has an ownership interest

  • Family member of someone above

Boeing Company

  • Employee, volunteer, or retired employee of Boeing or its subsidiaries or affiliates

  • Federal employee stationed at a Boeing company plant

  • Family member of someone above

Credit Union

  • Employee, volunteer, or retired employee of a credit union

  • Family member of someone above

Are you one of the following?


University of Washington Alumni Association member, employee, volunteer or retiree.
NW Credit Union Foundation member, employee, volunteer, or retiree.

Does your business or organization meet one of the following requirements?


Members of the NW Credit Union Foundation

Credit Union Service Organizations located anywhere in the US

Business owners operating in Washington state

Business owners operating in Oregon counties of:  Benton, Clackamas, Columbia, Lane, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Washington and Yarnhill

Business owners operating in Idaho counties of: Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Idaho, Kootenai, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce, Snoshone


How to Join

Join online or in person by opening an account. You will need each applicant's:

  • Social Security number

  • Date of birth

  • Valid ID (driver's license or state-issued ID)

  • Contact information, such as address and phone number

*Family members include the following, whether by law or by descent: parent, child, sibling, grandparent, grandchild, aunt, uncle, cousin, spouse, in-law, domestic partner, a person in a committed intimate relationship. After the death of a BECU member, any family member of the decedent is eligible for membership for 36 months after the date of death. After the death of a person who had been eligible for membership, such person's family member is eligible for membership indefinitely.