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 numbers nearly 3,000 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.

NOTE: AOAC recently 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. Look for details in late September.

Save money

Members receive complimentary or discounted pricing on AOAC products and services including;

  • Official Methods of Analysis
  • Inside Laboratory Management magazine
  • Annual Meeting registration
  • Training course registration

Grow professionally

Engagement with AOAC provides valuable leadership and networking opportunities. Throughout the year, AOAC sponsors 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

Membership includes online access to the Official Methods of Analysis, the most comprehensive and reliable collection of chemical and microbiological methods available in the world today.

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)


Individuals with a degree in science, or equivalent if approved by the Board of Directors, are eligible for membership in AOAC INTERNATIONAL.  Individuals should be engaged, directly or indirectly, in analysis or analytical science in fields relevant to the purpose of AOAC. The following are not eligible for Individual membership:   

  • Purchasing Agent
  • Librarian
  • Library Personnel
  • Agency or Reseller


$120 USD annually

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. By joining as a member you agree to AOAC’s OMA online Terms of Use. 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.

Join now

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