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Professional ISA Membership

Dues: USD 130 per year (USD 65 per year for reduced-dues for eligible countries)

As a member, you can:

  • View for free the standards developed by our community
  • Engage in technical discussions and build your professional network in ISA Connect
  • Enhance your technical knowledge with discounted access to all of ISA's training and books
  • Re-ignite the passion for your career engaging with like-minded professionals
  • Become a recognized expert in your field through ISA certifications, discounted for members
  • Be the first to know about industry trends through ISA's InTech and curated newsletters

See a full list of membership benefits.

Student Membership

Dues: USD 10 per year

ISA Student Membership facilitates entry into an automation career. From the moment you join, ISA broadens your knowledge and exposure to the world of automation. Membership in ISA indicates to prospective employers that you are actively involved in pursuing your professional future. View and download ISA's student brochure (PDF).

Upon graduation, ISA now extends to student members a FREE, one-year professional membership. We understand getting started in a career can have many challenges. Our goal is to make it easy for you to further explore a career in automation. Professional membership also qualifies you to join ISA Young Professionals (YPs), a community that provides many opportunities to make your mark.

Earned Membership Grades

Senior Member Grade Level

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 dues paying member will need to meet one of the following criteria:

  • Be a graduate of 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)
  • 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)
  • Be a graduate of an associate degree program or of a two-year engineering or science technical school program, with at least eight years of active work experience in the instrumentation, systems, and automation field (two of which have been in a position of responsible charge)

Life Member Grade Level

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.

Life Member dues: free for approved members

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