Membership in AOAC INTERNATIONAL provides opportunities to increase technical knowledge, build leadership skills, broaden professional and career horizons, tap into valuable scientific networks, and save money on AOAC meetings and publications.

Today AOAC’s membership encompasses individuals from more than 90 countries, working in industry, government and academia. These individuals are laboratory managers, analytical chemists, microbiologists, toxicologists, forensic scientists, food scientists, and management executives.

In 2019, AOAC adopted a new membership model to boost member value and engagement, while ensuring the association’s fiscal health. The new model lowers individual membership fees, introduces new organizational membership tiers, and allows members to choose the services, programs, and publications that benefit them most.

Get Member Discounts

Members receive complimentary subscriptions to online versions of Journal of AOAC INTERNATIONAL (JAOAC) and Inside Laboratory Management (ILM),as well as significant discounts on:

  • Journal of AOAC INTERNATIONAL (print)
  • Inside Laboratory Management magazine (online only)
  • Annual Meeting registration
  • Training course registration
  • Official Methods of Analysis (print and online)

Grow Professionally

Engagement with AOAC provides valuable leadership and networking opportunities. Throughout the year, AOAC hosts meetings, workshops, and regional Section events, which offer the chance to get to know other AOAC members, build and expand professional contacts, and learn more about analytical sciences.

Advance professionally by participating in voluntary consensus Stakeholder Panels, Working Groups, Expert Review Panels, committees and task forces where decisions are being made and global standards are being developed that affect entire industries.

Access Methods Online

Members receive a deep discount on online access to the Official Methods of AnalysisSM, the most comprehensive and reliable collection of chemical and microbiological methods available in the world today. For more information on pricing visit the member page.

Collaborate Technically

Joining a Technical Division allows members to tailor programs and activities to meet their unique professional needs. Involvement in technical divisions is optional. Each technical division is field specific and provides members a forum for networking and collaboration within their specialty area.

  • The Technical Division for Laboratory Management (TDLM) 
  • The Technical Division on Reference Materials (TDRM)

Membership Eligibility

To be eligible for membership, applicants must have a degree in science, or equivalent as approved by the AOAC Board of Directors, an interest in supporting and furthering the purpose and goals of AOAC, and be engaged, or have been engaged, directly or indirectly, in a field relevant to the purpose of the Association.

Terms and Conditions

Individual memberships are non-transferable and remain in the individual’s name for the life of membership. Member benefits, including those accessed online, are provided exclusively to the individual member whose name appears on the membership card. Please do not share your login username and password with others. If you violate any of the terms, AOAC INTERNATIONAL reserves the right in its sole discretion to suspend or terminate your access to the online service immediately without notice, in addition to any other available remedies.

*Individuals whose primary legal country of residence is included in the List of Developing Countries in the World Development Report published by the World Bank. Please contact Customer Service to request Developing Country pricing.

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It’s easy! You can join online, by phone, or by email–Get details on the Join Now page.