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What ASHRAE Membership Grade is Best for You?

Membership is open to anyone interested in the HVACR industry. ASHRAE offers 4 member grades: Member, Associate, Affiliate, Student. See complete descriptions below or check out this video to decide which one is right for you.

Member Grades

  • Member

    Member Grade is open to anyone who has a combination of education, professional licensure and work experience equivalent to twelve years in the HVAC&R industry. You will be asked to provide information regarding your education, work, and professional licensure when applying for Member Grade.

    Dues: $209 annually 

    Qualifications: The equivalent of 12 Society-approved years of experience composed of an approved combination of:

    • Completed education beyond high school;
    • Work experience (including research, teaching, design, contracting, engineering sales, or engineering management); and
    • Professional engineering or related registration or license issued by a legally authorized body.

    Benefits:

    • Subscription to the ASHRAE Journal and quarterly High Performing Buildings (HPB) magazine.
    • An annual revised copy from the four-volume ASHRAE Handbook series.
    • Access to the ASHRAE Handbook Online, which provides access to all four Handbook volumes.
    • Free online access to the Technology Portal, and Science and Technology for the Built Environment.
    • Discounts on publications, courses, standards, and conference registrations.
    • Can hold office and vote at Chapter, Regional and Society level.

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  • Associate

    Associate Grade membership is for those who have been in the industry for a few years and are focused on developing skills, and growing their network. Associate grade membership is open to anyone who has an interest in matters of design, operation, or maintenance in HVAC&R-related fields.

    Dues: $209 annually 

    Qualifications:

    • Experience in technical matters or in design, operation, or maintenance in HVAC&R fields.
    • Interest in the advancement of the Society's aims, and sufficient qualifications to cooperate with HVAC&R engineers in the advancement of the knowledge relating to HVAC&R engineering and its application.

    Benefits:

    • Subscription to the ASHRAE Journal and quarterly High Performing Buildings (HPB) magazine.
    • An annual revised copy from the four-volume ASHRAE Handbook series.
    • Access to the ASHRAE Handbook Online, which provides access to all four Handbook volumes.
    • Free online access to the Technology Portal, and Science and Technology for the Built Environment.
    • Discounts on publications, courses, standards, and conference registrations.
    • Can hold office and vote at Chapter, Regional and Society level.

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  • Affiliate

    Affiliate Grade is a low cost, introductory membership for those who are either: (1) under 30 years of age OR (2) who have been honorably discharged from the Military within the past 5 years.

    Dues: $53 (1st Year) | $79 (2nd Year) | $105 (3rd Year)

    Qualifications:

    • Interest in the advancement of the Society's aims, and sufficient qualifications to cooperate with HVAC&R engineers in the advancement of the knowledge relating to HVAC&R engineering and its application.
    • For new members only.
    • Must be either: (1) under 30 years of age OR (2) honorably discharged from the Military within the past 5 years
    • Can only hold this grade for up to 3 cumulative years.

    Benefits:

    • Subscription to the ASHRAE Journal and quarterly High Performing Buildings (HPB) magazine.
    • Free online access to the Technology Portal, and Science and Technology for the Built Environment.
    • Discounts on publications, courses, standards, and conference registrations.

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  • Student

    Student Grade membership is designed for engineering students who may be considering a career in HVAC&R. Student members are given the opportunity to transfer to Associate grade membership after graduation using the SmartStart program.

    Dues: $21 annually

    Qualifications:

    • Must be studying or have an interest in an HVAC&R industry-related field.
    • Matriculated in an approved course of study in the arts and sciences covered by the Society's objectives.

    Benefits:

    • Subscription to the ASHRAE Journal and quarterly High Performing Buildings (HPB) magazine.
    • Free online access to the Technology Portal, and Science and Technology for the Built Environment.
    • Discounts on publications, courses, standards, and conference registrations.

    Join Now

Member Grades: Developing Economies Program

The Developing Economies membership program provides a 50% reduction in dues for applicants and renewing members who reside in countries categorized as “Low Income” and “Lower Middle Income” by the World Bank List of Economies statistics.

Qualifying applicants and renewing members will be automatically notified and given the option to participate in the program when joining and renewing online.

View the Member Grades and Benefits matrix for a quick glance at member grades, benefits, and pricing.

  • Member: Developing Economies Membership Program

    Member Grade is open to anyone who has a combination of education, professional licensure and work experience equivalent to twelve years in the HVAC&R industry. You will be asked to provide information regarding your education, work, and professional licensure when applying for Member Grade.

    Dues for Developing Economies Participants: $105 annually 

    Qualifications: The equivalent of 12 Society-approved years of experience composed of an approved combination of:

    • Completed education beyond high school;
    • Work experience (including research, teaching, design, contracting, engineering sales, or engineering management); and
    • Professional engineering or related registration or license issued by a legally authorized body.

    Benefits for Developing Economies Participants:

    • Digital subscription to the ASHRAE Journal and quarterly High Performing Buildings (HPB) magazine
    • An annual revised copy from the four-volume ASHRAE Handbook series in PDF format
    • Free online access to the Technology Portal, and Science and Technology for the Built Environment
    • Discounts on publications, courses, standards, and conference registrations
    • Can hold office and vote at Chapter, Regional and Society level.

    Join Now

  • Associate: Developing Economies Membership Program

    Associate Grade membership is for those who have been in the industry for a few years and are focused on developing skills, and growing their network. Associate grade membership is open to anyone who has an interest in matters of design, operation, or maintenance in HVAC&R-related fields.

    Dues for Developing Economies Participants: $105 annually 

    Qualifications:

    • Experience in technical matters or in design, operation, or maintenance in HVAC&R fields
    • Interest in the advancement of the Society's aims, and sufficient qualifications to cooperate with HVAC&R engineers in the advancement of the knowledge relating to HVAC&R engineering and its application.

    Benefits for Developing Economies Participants:

    • Digital subscription to the ASHRAE Journal and quarterly High Performing Buildings (HPB) magazine
    • An annual revised copy from the four-volume ASHRAE Handbook series in PDF format
    • Free online access to the Technology Portal, and Science and Technology for the Built Environment
    • Discounts on publications, courses, standards, and conference registrations
    • Can hold office and vote at Chapter, Regional and Society level.

    Join Now

  • Affiliate: Developing Economies Membership Program

    Affiliate grade is a low cost, introductory membership for those who are either: (1) under 30 years of age OR (2) who have been honorably discharged from the Military within the past 5 years.

    Dues for Developing Economies Participants: $27 (1st Year) | $40 (2nd Year) | $53 (3rd Year)

    Qualifications:

    • Interest in the advancement of the Society's aims, and sufficient qualifications to cooperate with HVAC&R engineers in the advancement of the knowledge relating to HVAC&R engineering and its application
    • For new members only.
    • Must be either: (1) under 30 years of age OR (2) honorably discharged from the Military within the past 5 years.
    • Can only hold this grade for up to 3 cumulative years.

    Benefits for Developing Economies Participants:

    • Digital subscription to the ASHRAE Journal and quarterly High Performing Buildings (HPB) magazine
    • Free online access to the Technology Portal, and Science and Technology for the Built Environment
    • Discounts on publications, courses, standards, and conference registrations

    Join Now

  • Student: Developing Economies Membership Program

    Student membership is designed for engineering students who may be considering a career in HVAC&R. Student members are given the opportunity to transfer to Associate grade membership after graduation using the SmartStart program.

    Dues for Developing Economies Participants: $11 annually

    Qualifications:

    • Must be studying or have an interest in an HVAC&R industry-related field.
    • Matriculated in an approved course of study in the arts and sciences covered by the Society's objectives

    Benefits for Developing Economies Participants:

    • Digital subscription to the ASHRAE Journal and quarterly High Performing Buildings (HPB) magazine
    • Free online access to the Technology Portal, and Science and Technology for the Built Environment
    • Discounts on publications, courses, standards, and conference registrations

    Join Now

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