September 23, 2019

Members support new model for strengthening AOAC into the future

On August 29, 2019, voting closed on ballot initiatives proposed to AOAC INTERNATIONAL members, including a new membership model that was approved by 92.9 percent of voting members.

Designed to put members in the driver’s seat of their AOAC experience, the new model expands membership options, lowers individual membership fees, introduces a variety of organizational membership tiers, and allows members to choose the services, programs, and publications that benefit them most.

Highlights for Individual Members

Individual AOAC members benefit from being part of a community of like-minded experts and staying abreast of the latest technical, regulatory, and technology changes that impact their industries and professions.

  • AOAC’s new approach to individual membership gives members more control of their benefits, letting them choose and adjust AOAC offerings year by year as their careers and scientific focus change.
  • JAOAC Online and ILM Online are planned to be included with basic membership, helping keep individuals attuned to scientific and standards advances. eOMA is now an option for subscription at a member rate.
  • Members will also continue to enjoy generous discounts for meetings, training, and networking opportunities.

Additionally, the lower membership fees make membership more affordable for more members from around the world. This means the AOAC professional community will continue to expand, bringing fresh perspectives and even more diverse expertise to members. Learn more >

Highlights for Organizational Members

For Organizational Members, AOAC affords access to international scientific experts, leading technology providers, and domestic and international regulators. The new six-tiered Organizational Membership structure provides organizations even more options for participation and impact. The Organizational Affiliate and Sustaining Member categories have been replaced by tiers ranging from Supporter through Ambassador. Each tier has a corresponding array of bundled individual memberships, subscriptions, discounted services and publications, and other valuable benefits.

  • All tiers provide multiple individual memberships, access to JAOAC Online, eOMA, ILM Online, TDRM and TDLM, as well as an organizational logo/link on the AOAC website.
  • Higher tiers include Print OMA, complimentary or discounted VIP webinars, Board meeting invitations, Annual Meeting Registration, and more invaluable networking and coordination opportunities.

Organizational Members are invaluable to AOAC’s efforts to engage the global community in harmonizing methods and standards. Working toward a single goal, AOAC’s harmonizing efforts provide tremendous business value through cost efficiency and proven efficacy. Learn more

Compare programs and benefits

Individual Membership

 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

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

Organizational Membership

  Ambassador Executive Affiliate Associate Sustainer Supporter
Dues $30,000 $20,000 $10,000 $5,000 $3,000 $1,000
Number of Members 30 20 10 6 5 3
JAOAC Online/Reps 30 20 10 6 5 3
eOMA Access/Reps (reg. $120) 30 20 10 6 5 3
ILM Online/Reps 30 20 10 6 5 3
Logo/Link on* Logo Logo Logo Link Link Link
TDRM ($20 value per member) 30 20 10 6 5 3
TDLM ($20 value per member) 30 20 10 6 5 3
Print OMA 3 2 1 1 1  
VIP Webinars % Discount 100% 75% 50% 25% 10%  
Logo Plate at AOAC HQ Included Included Included      
Invitation to BoD Meeting Included 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) 10 5        
International Council Included          

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

 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