Supporting standards development is a concrete way for organizations to reduce risk exposure, broaden business opportunities, and help determine the direction of analytical science programs.

AOAC INTERNATIONAL offers two options for organizations through the Organizational Affiliate program and the Sustaining Membership program.

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.

Organizational Affiliate program

The Organizational Affiliate (OA) Program is highest level of engagement and involvement in AOAC INTERNATIONAL. Affiliates receive a valuable return on their investment through opportunities to meet and work with key players from industry, government and regulatory agencies to solve analytical problems.

OAs are a cross-sector group representing food and beverage, dietary supplements, government agencies, technology providers, ingredient suppliers, contract research organizations, and test kit manufacturers.

Organizational Affiliates work together with AOAC to identify, prioritize, and solve global and local industry and regulatory issues. By working with AOAC and other key stakeholders, such as industry, regulators, and decision makers, Organizational Affiliates advance business through cooperative problem-solving. 

OA dues and benefits

Organizational Affiliates dues are $10,000 annually and offer the following benefits:

  • Ability to initiate Standards Development activities through an AOAC Working Group Initiative
  • VIP service that includes invitations to Board of Directors meetings and access to related AOAC events; assigned staff liaison; corporate logo displayed on AOAC website, AOAC conferences, and at AOAC headquarters
  • Discounts on specific conformity assessment programs and services
  • Ten individual memberships (transferable within the organization)
  • Twenty-five non-member licensees for access to the online Official Methods of Analysis (OMA) www.eoma.aoac.org

Join as an Organizational Affiliate

It’s easy! Just contact one of our executives for scientific development. Details are on the Join Now page.


Sustaining Membership program

The Sustaining Membership Organization (SMO) program is designed for organizations seeking to financially support AOAC’s programs and services in return for a variety of benefits determined by the level of support. AOAC offers four (4) levels of membership support to select from with corresponding benefits that fits your organizations needs and provide the greatest benefit to your business.

AOAC offers four levels of support to find all organizational needs:

SMO Partners ($5,000 USD annually)

  • Entitled to five (5) Individual Member representatives*
  • Hyperlink from AOAC website to Organization’s home page
  • A complimentary subscription to the Journal of AOAC INTERNATIONAL
  • Membership in both the Technical Division for Laboratory
  • Management (TDLM) and the Technical Division on Reference Materials (TDRM) for all five of your representatives
  • A print copy of the current edition of the Official Methods of Analysis of AOAC INTERNATIONAL (OMA)

SMO Affiliates ($2,000 USD annually)

  • Entitled to five (5) Individual Member representatives*
  • Hyperlink from AOAC website to Organization’s home page
  • A complimentary subscription to the Journal of AOAC INTERNATIONAL
  • Membership in both the Technical Division for Laboratory Management (TDLM) and the Technical Division on Reference Materials (TDRM) for all five of your representatives

SMO Benefactors ($1,000 USD annually)

  • Entitled to two (2) Individual Member representatives*
  • Hyperlink from AOAC website to Organization’s home page
  • A complimentary subscription to the Journal of AOAC INTERNATIONAL

SMO Sustainers ($750 USD annually)

  • Entitled to two (2) Individual Member representatives*
  • Hyperlink from AOAC website to Organization’s home page

Join as a Sustaining Member Organization

For more information or to join as a Sustaining Member, please contact Customer Service by email at [email protected] or by phone at +1 (800) 379-2622 ext. 170 (Toll Free North America) or +1 (301) 924-7077 ext. 170 (Worldwide).