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 – US$30 
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.

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.

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.