How do I become an ASTM International member?

    Joining ASTM International and one or more technical committees can be done online at: Your annual membership fee of $75 comes with a complimentary volume of the Book of Standards in print or an Online Volume (you access the standards via the internet). The Online Volume offers the advantage of access to standards revised during the time of the membership/subscription. Online Volumes also provide access to historical and redline standards.

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    Who can join ASTM International?

    Anyone who has interest in the field covered by a committee's scope is eligible to become a committee member.

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    How long is my ASTM International membership active?

    ASTM memberships are based on a calendar year. The membership year is January 1 to December 31. Fees are paid in advance and not prorated. Membership will become effective upon payment of fees. Applications received after October 1st will be effective upon payment and valid through December 31st of the following year.

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    Are membership fees taxable?

    The individual membership fee is $75 and the organizational membership fee is $400. The taxability of membership fees is subject to the applicable sales tax rules and regulations of your jurisdiction.

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    Types of Membership

    ASTM offers participating, organizational, and informational memberships. ASTM also offers free memberships for students. You can download a Member Benefits Checklist here.

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    Can I join more than one technical committee?

    Yes, payment of the annual membership fee provides access to multiple committees at no additional cost. However, a separate application must be completed for each main committee since classification is based on the member affiliation and the committee scope.

    If you are a current member, you can easily join additional committees and subcommittees from the ASTM website. Simply log in to your My ASTM account and click on the "Join Additional Committees" tab on the left side of the screen.

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    How do I invite a colleague to join ASTM International?

    Simply log in to your My ASTM account, and click on the "Invite a Colleague" tab on the left side of the screen.

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    What are the benefits of being an ASTM International member?

    Your type of membership determines your benefits.


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    Once I join, what is the next step in participating?

    We suggest you reach out to your committee's staff manager. Let them know how you would like to get involved, and they will get you started.

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    I forgot my username and password, what should I do?

    Your username will always be either your membership number or email address (either can be used). If you have forgotten your password, use the Forgot Password link located on the login page.

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    How can I log in to my ASTM account?

    From, select "Sign In" at the top right of the page. Use your member number or email address as USER ID, and "ASTM" in all capital letters as PASSWORD the first time you log in. You will immediately be prompted to change your password. Select "My Committees" to view information about any committee you are a member of.

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    What is classification?

    According to the ASTM Regulations Governing Technical Committee Operations, on classified committees and subcommittees, members shall be classified according to voting interest. The classification of a member at main committee may be different from the classification at subcommittee level; however, a member classified on any subcommittee as a producer shall be classified as a producer on the main committee. Classifications include Producer, User, Consumer, General Interest. For more information on classification, refer to the ASTM Regulations and your Committee Bylaws.

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    What are my responsibilities as a participating member?

    Open participation and the consensus process are core values and the principle strengths of standards development in ASTM International. To be successful, the consensus process depends on the ability of members to work together with an attitude of collaboration and collegiality. Each member is expected to participate and contribute in good faith to the standardization activities undertaken by the committee(s) to which they belong.

    There is no obligation to attend face-to-face meetings, although many members place a great value in attending. You may participate by reviewing and voting on standards through our online balloting system.

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    Who can I contact at ASTM about my membership?

    The Member and Committee Services department can be reached at The Staff Manager assigned to each committee may be contacted via each Technical Committee page.

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