STC's 2019 Membership 


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.

Please use this page to renew your STC membership. You can select a different membership type, if you wish to change categories. Don't forget to save your membership selections at the bottom of each page using the "Add to Cart" buttons.

For information on adjusted dues for Emerging Nations, click here

STC is a U.S. based company and all rates and fees listed are in U.S. dollars (USD). Because the full range of STC products and services is available to members immediately upon joining or renewingSTC dues are nonrefundable.
All 2019 memberships expire on 31 December 2019.

Retired membership renewals must be completed by paper form , or by contacting STC offices at (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. For more information about our retiree membership, contact us at

Does your organization have five or more technical communicators on staff who are interested in joining STC? If so, look into our Corporate Value Program (CVP) membership to save on dues for your entire team. Click here for details.

New for 2019! Become a Sustaining Member of STC. Sustaining Membership is a long-term membership choice for those who wish to pledge their support to the Society for Technical Communication by making a 15-year membership commitment. Click here for details.

Gold Member

Quickly becoming one of STC's most popular categories, Gold membership includes access to all Professional & Academic (formerly known as Classic) member benefits, plus 8 printed issues of Intercom magazine, free registration for five webinars, an additional 20% discount on all online courses, free access to the Salary Database, Early Bird rate for STC annual conference until 1 March, and one chapter and all selected Special Interest Groups (SIGs) of your choice. Additional chapters can be added for a fee of $25 each. Dues - $395.00 USD
Professional & 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. The 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 - $157.50 USD 
New Professional Member

New Professional 
members receive all Professional & Academic benefits at a discounted rate. To qualify for the New Professional membership 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

members receive all Professional & Academic member benefits, plus one professional chapter, one student chapter, one Academic and one additional Special Interest Group (SIG) membership. 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