Membership Information and How to Join

Clicking on the name of each grade will take you to the payment screen for that grade of membership.

Full member: Intended for most people interested in participating in the business of the Society. Dues are $100.00 (USD) per calendar year, and should be paid by the end of January each year.

Retired Member: Intended for those Full Members who reach an age where they no longer work full time, yet wish to retain contact with the Society and it's facilities. Annual dues are $30.00 (USD), and should be paid by the end of January each year.

Developing Country Member: Intended to recognize the difficulties that may be faced by applicants from countries where the economy is not yet fully developed, as defined by the International Monetary Fund list of emerging and developing economies. Annual dues are $40.00 (USD); this concession is only available to those living and working in the Developing Country. The current (2010) list of countries on the IMF list is:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, India, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Republic of Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria}, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Student Member: Intended for those applicants following a full-time course of study in a relevant field at degree level or higher in an accredited institution of education. The grade may be held for a maximum of five years after the award of the highest degree for anyone in a post-doctoral post. Annual dues are $30.00 (USD), and the Newsletter must be accepted electronically. Applicants for Student Member Grade will be required to provide details of their academic tutor so that their student status may be confirmed.