• Earned Membership Grades and Reciprocal Memberships 

    ISA members have the opportunity to achieve numerous prestigious membership grade levels.

  • Senior Member Grade Level

    Senior Member 

    Do you have ten years of active work experience in the instrumentation, systems, and automation field? Your education and experience may qualify you to be an ISA Senior Member. An ISA member or applicant who has graduated from a baccalaureate engineering or science curriculum, with at least six years of active work experience in the instrumentation, systems, and automation field (two of which have been in a position of responsible charge) may apply for this membership grade. If not a graduate, the member/applicant must have 10 years of active work experience in the instrumentation, systems, and automation field (two of which have been in a position of responsible charge). Current ISA members may apply for Senior Member. Non-members must join ISA first and then apply for Senior Member status.

    Senior Member dues: $110 US for one year, $205 US for two years, or $290 for three years.

    Reciprocal Membership

    Reciprocal Member

    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 info@isa.org or phone +1 919-549-8411 for information about reciprocal society membership.

    Reciprocal Member dues: vary by agreement

    Click here for membership benefits for reciprocal members.

    Life Member Grade Level

    Life Member 

    Have you been an ISA member for at least 25 years? You may be eligible for the prestigious Life Member grade! Any member, Senior Member, or Fellow who has been a member of ISA in good standing for a total of at least 25 years and whose combined age and years of ISA membership equals or exceeds the sum of 90 is eligible to apply for Life Member grade. Life Members are exempt from paying dues, yet receive all benefits and privileges of membership. For more information and to apply, visit the ISA Life Member application page.

    Life Member dues: free for approved members

    Honorary Member Grade Level

    Honorary Member 

    Another celebrated member grade is the Honorary Member. Honorary Member is the highest honor bestowed by the Society. An Honorary Member has the rights and privileges of a Senior member.

    Honorary membership is reserved for individuals (members or non members of the Society) whose support of, and/or contributions to, the advancement of the arts and sciences of instrumentation, systems, and automation are deserving of special recognition. An Honorary Member is exempt from payment of dues has all the rights and privileges enjoyed by all other grades of membership.

    Honorary Member dues: free

    Fellow Member Grade Level

    Fellow 

    The esteemed Fellow member grade is one of the ISA's highest honors. It can be earned by a Senior Member who is elected by a majority vote of the Society's Executive Board and who possesses outstanding and acknowledged engineering or scientific attainments; and who has been a Senior Member for at least five years; and who has received peer evaluations leading to recommendation for election by the Society Admissions Committee.

    Fellow dues: $110 US for one year, $205 US for two years, or $290 for three years.