AOAC Members are the heart of our organization. Membership and participation in AOAC INTERNATIONAL is an opportunity for professionals to demonstrate their dedication to analytical excellence. 

AOAC INTERNATIONAL offers both Individual, Organizational, and Student membership options. Retiree and Developing Nation discounts are also available.

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

Join as an Individual Member

Individual members include laboratory managers, analytical chemists, microbiologists, toxicologists, forensic scientists, management executives and much more. Individual Memberships are held in the name of the individual, not the organization they work for, and are non-transferable. Learn more

If you are a member of the Sub-Saharan Africa Section, please click here for the printable membership application.

Joining is easy! Fill out the online Individual Membership Application. You can also email Customer Service at [email protected] or speak to a Customer Service Representative at +1 (301) 924-7077 ext. 170. By regular mail, send your membership application to: AOAC INTERNATIONAL, 2275 Research Blvd, Ste 300, Rockville MD 20853-3250, USA.

Membership activation may take up to five business days depending on the application method. Members should receive their membership packet and card within 30 days.

Individual membership benefits

Individual MemberDeveloping
Country*
StudentNon-member
Annual Dues$60$30$20
JAOAC onlineincludedincludedincluded$402
ILM onlineincludedincludedincludedN/A
ILM print (US only)$25$25$149
OMA online$120$60$40$870
OMA print$675$675$675$870
JAOAC print and online$484 $484 $484 $762
ALACC online$188 $188 $188 $188
TDLM$20 $20 $20 N/A
TDRM $20 $20 $20 N/A

Note: If you would like to receive a Retiree discount and have been an AOAC member for at least 10 years, please contact Customer Service.

See the foot of the page for the acronym key and Individual Membership Terms & Conditions.

Join As an Organizational Member

Organizational members include businesses, government agencies, and academic institutions. Organizational Memberships are held in the name of the organization and individual representative benefits are transferable. Learn more

To join as an Organizational Member or get more information, please contact Dawn Frazier, Senior Director of Communications and Membership at [email protected] or May Jones, Director, Membership at [email protected].

Organizational membership benefits

AmbassadorExecutiveAffiliateAssociateSustainerSupporter
Dues$30,000$20,000$10,000$5,000$3,000$1,000
Number of Members302010653
JAOAC Online/Reps 30 20 10653
eOMA Access/Reps (reg. $120) 30 20 10653
ILM Online/Reps302010653
Logo/Link on aoac.org*LogoLogo LogoLinkLink Link
TDRM ($20 value per member) 30 20 10653
TDLM ($20 value per member) 30 20 10653
Print OMA32111
VIP Webinars % Discount100%75%50%25%10%
Logo Plate at AOAC HQIncluded Included Included
Invitation to BoD MeetingIncluded Included Included
Discounts on Conformity Assessment Services Included Included Included
Keynote Meet & Greet Included Included Included
Access to VIP Room at AM Included Included
AM Registration ($550 avg)105
Global Council Included

*Associate, Sustainer, and Supporter levels receive a listing with a link to the organization’s home page.

See the foot of the page for the acronym key and Individual Membership Terms & Conditions.

Join as a Student Member

AOAC’s Student Membership program is designed to give students the opportunity to engage with AOAC INTERNATIONAL and leaders in the field to develop careers dedicated to analytical excellence.  Student Memberships are held in the name of the individual, not the university they attend, and are non-transferable. Learn more

To join as a Student Member, submit the online Student Verification form and the Individual Membership Application.

Join a Technical Division

AOAC’s technical divisions comprise programs and activities tailored to meet the needs of key communities by providing a forum for networking and collaboration within two areas, Laboratory Management and Reference Materials.

To join a Technical Division, you must be a current Individual or Student member with AOAC. Log into your membership profile page, add the Technical Division(s) to your cart, and check out. Fees are:

  • Technical Division on Reference Materials (TDRM):  $20 USD annually
  • Technical Division for Laboratory Management (TDLM): $20 USD annually

Organizational Membership includes a limited number of Individual Memberships with complimentary Technical Division access. Please see the Organizational Membership page for details.

Join a Section

AOAC encompasses 17 sections worldwide, representing four continents and over 90 countries outside of the United States. Sections provide opportunities for participants to share information, build professional contacts, expand leadership skills and gain practical management experience at a local or regional level.  Learn more

To join an AOAC INTERNATIONAL Section, contact the section leader for your area or email [email protected].


Acronym key:

ILM – Inside Laboratory Management
JAOAC – Journal of AOAC INTERNATIONAL
OMA – AOAC Official Methods of Analysis
ALAAC – AOAC Accreditation Guidelines for Laboratories
TDLM – Technical Division for Laboratory Management
TDRM – Technical Division on Reference Materials
AM – AOAC Annual Meeting & Exposition
MYM – AOAC Midyear Meeting
RI – Research Institute

Individual membership 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.