Types of ISA Membership, Benefits, and Dues
ISA welcomes any person who works in the instrumentation, systems, and automation profession to join as a member. Free access to knowledge, technical expertise, networking opportunities, and news about the automation profession can give all automation professionals a critical advantage and career boost. Membership in ISA’s Technical Divisions, another benefit, connects people around the world who work in the same industries and share similar interests. ISA is here to help automation professionals succeed in their careers and to support and advance the automation profession.
Members are entitled to outstanding ISA benefits and privileges, are assigned to local sections, and are encouraged to become active volunteers through the many resources ISA offers. ISA offers many grades of membership to suit the varying needs of automation professionals.
Member dues: $110 US for one year, $205 US for two years, or $290 for three years.
ISA members have the opportunity to achieve numerous prestigious membership grade levels.
ISA has reached agreements with several professional societies around the world to conduct joint programs which include discounted memberships. ISA has reciprocal membership agreements with GMA in Germany, the Institute of Instrumentation Control and Automation (IICA) in Australia, and The Institute for Measurement and Control (InstMC) in the United Kingdom. Click here or contact ISA at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +1 919-549-8411 for information about reciprocal society membership. Click here for membership benefits for reciprocal members.
Reciprocal Member dues: vary by agreement
Reduced-dues Country Member
ISA offers a reduced-dues option to prospective members who reside in certain countries. These countries are classified by the World Bank Organization as low-income, lower-middle-income, or upper-middle-income economies. The World Bank Organization is a nonprofit group dedicated to fighting poverty. Members in these countries enjoy all the benefits and privileges of regular membership.
Reduced-dues Country Member dues: $55 per year
ISA welcomes student members. An individual who is enrolled as a student in a program leading to an instrumentation-, systems-, or automation-related degree or certificate may join ISA as a student member. Student members are entitled to all ISA benefits (with the exception that they receive InTech magazine in digital version only and that they're excluded from some age-related, third-party benefit programs and from voting). They are encouraged to become active volunteers and participants through the many resources ISA offers students. Student members are assigned to local student sections or regular sections, and may join ISA technical divisions for additional networking, educational, and career-building resources. To learn more, click here.
Student Member dues: $10 per year
Virtual Student Member
An individual who is enrolled as a student in a program leading to an instrumentation-, systems-, or automation-related degree or certificate may join ISA even though there is no local student or regular section available. These virtual student members participate in ISA through electronic communications and are entitled to all ISA benefits (with the exception that they receive InTech magazine in digital version only and that they are excluded from some age-related, third-party benefit programs and from voting). They are encouraged to become active volunteers and participants through the many resources ISA offers students. Virtual students can join ISA technical divisions for additional networking, educational, and career-building resources. To learn more, click here.
Virtual Student Member dues: $5 per year
Automation Affiliate Member
ISA has established agreements with several organizations that are members of the Automation Federation, of which ISA is the founding organization. Members of these organizations (or employees of the organizations' member companies) can join ISA as Automation Affiliate Members for $50 US per year. This membership grade provides an outstanding selection of benefits. Learn more here.
Automation Affiliate Member dues: $50 per year
Automation Community Member
ISA is pleased to welcome automation professionals and ISA customers who want to sample some of the excellent benefits available to members and who want to be associated with the Society. Individuals may join as Automation Community Members for free by filling out an application form. Find out which benefits are available here.
Automation Community Member dues: free
Technical Division Member
ISA membership* includes two free technical division memberships – one from each division department (Automation and Technology Department and Industries and Sciences Department). Divisions provide technical content that relates to specific industries and technologies, and bring additional value to ISA membership. Members must sign up for division membership. ISA members may join additional divisions beyond the free ones for only $10 US per year for each division.
*Exceptions are Automation Affiliate Member and Automation Community Member grades which must pay $10 per division.