Invest in your career. Become a 2019 STC member today!

The key values of STC membership are access to best-in-class technical communication education and training programs, career developmentprofessional networking opportunities, and exclusive member benefits . STC membership helps support the mission of STC to advance the theory and practice of technical communication, a mission that benefits consumers worldwide.
Does your organization have 5 or more technical writers on staff wanting to join STC? If so, look into our Corporate Value Program (CVP) membership to save on dues for your staff. Click here for details.

For information on adjusted dues for Emerging Nations, click here

Retired membership renewals must be completed by paper form , or by contacting STC offices at +1 (703) 522-4114. Online renewals for retired members is not available. To qualify for retired membership, you must be 65 years of age or older, working 20 hours or less in the field, and be a consecutive member of STC for 10 years or more. 

Because the full range of STC products and services is available to members immediately upon joining or renewingSTC dues are nonrefundable.

The STC is a U.S. based company and all rates and fee listed are in U.S. Dollars (USD).

Professional and Academic Member

STC's Professional & Academic (formerly known as Classic) membership category is for the more seasoned professional with four or more years of experience. Those who choose Professional & Academic membership have access to the online versions of Intercom, Technical Communication, STC's Salary Survey, and other ePublications. They can also take advantage of member-only discounts on all STC educational webinars, online courses, STC's certification exam, annual conference registration, and corporate partner products and services. Professional & Academic membership also includes a personalized Education Report Card, and Job Bank and Mentor Board access. Networking communities can be added for a fee. Dues - $112.50 USD 

New Professional Member

New Professional
members receive all Professional & Academic benefits at a discounted rate. To qualify for the New Professional Member rate, individuals must have graduated from a college/university within the past three years and/or are new to the tech comm field. 
Dues - $126.00 USD

Student Member

Student members
receive all Professional & Academic member benefits, plus one professional chapter, one student chapter, one Academic and one additional Special Interest Group (SIG) membership for free. To be eligible for student membership, an applicant must be enrolled in an accredited university, college, community college, or technical school; taking at least two courses or the equivalent each term; and preparing for a career in technical communication. Additional communities can be added for a fee.
Dues - $52.50 USD

Gold Member

Gold membership
includes access to all Professional & Academic benefits, plus 8 printed issues of Intercom magazine, free registration for five live webinars, 20% additional discount on all online courses, free access to the Salary Database, Early Bird rate for the Summit until 31 March, and one chapter and all selected Special Interest Groups (SIGs) of your choice. 
Dues - $197.50