CESSE Membership Eligibility Criteria
While there are other "associations of associations" you may belong to, CESSE is the only one that focuses on issues unique to membership organizations representing professionals in science and engineering.
Eligible staff of federations of such societies and eligible staff of such societies operating at less than a national scope, but which are not local or regional subgroups of national organizations, are eligible for CESSE membership. CEOs and staff of societies who are employed by an association management company or similar entity are not eligible for membership.
CEO dues are $100 and $50 for each additional staff member who joins.
- Staff executives of national scientific and engineering societies are eligible for membership in CESSE if the individual member society 1) exists to fulfill a scientific or engineering purpose or to serve the needs of a scientific or engineering audience; AND 2) has a non-profit status; AND 3) has a membership of at least 100 persons; AND 4) demonstrates one or more of the following: a) has a peer-reviewed journal OR b) holds regularly scheduled professional or technical meetings OR c) produces standards OR d) offers continuing education
- Staff executives of federations of such societies as described in Paragraph A with similar purposes are also eligible for membership.
- Staff executives of scientific and engineering societies operating at less than a national scope, but which are not merely local or regional subgroups of national organizations, and which otherwise are as described in Paragraph A, also are eligible for CESSE membership.