Welcome back! Renew your STC Membership 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.
Please read the following before you proceed with renewing your STC membership!

All STC memberships are individual. If you wish to change your membership category from last year, you can select your new category from the boxes below!

If your membership has lapsed for more than one year, please log to your account above and select the Join Now option to proceed through the membership process to re-activate your account correctly in our system.

If you have difficulties logging into your account, please contact STC membership before creating a duplicate record. Duplicate records can cause issues with your current account and access to benefits, and maintaining your STC history.

STC is a U.S. based company and all rates and fees listed are in U.S. dollars (USD)

You must save your membership selections at the bottom of each page on the membership application by selecting the "Add to Cart" button.

Because the full range of STC products and services is available online to members immediately upon activationSTC dues are nonrefundable and nontransferable. All STC memberships operate on a calendar year cycle and expire on 31 December. For a full list of membership benefits, additional membership information, and category eligibility, click here

Additional membership levels:

New membership category! 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.

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.

To see what countries qualify or for more information on Emerging Nations membership, click here.  

Retired membership
renewals can now be completed online, by paper form
, or by contacting STC membership. 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. 

Questions? Contact STC membership at +1 (703) 522-4114 or email membership@stc.org. You can also visit our Membership FAQ's page for assistance.

Gold Member

Quickly becoming one of STC's most popular categories, Gold membership includes access to all Professional & Academic member benefits, free registration for all live webinars, an additional 20% discount on all online courses, free access to the Salary Database, extended Early Bird rate for STC's Technical Communication Summit & Expo, 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
Retired Member

Retired memberships include all Professional & Academic member benefits, one free Chapter membership, and one free Special Interest Group (SIG) membership. To qualify as a retired member, you must be retired, be a current member of STC with 10 years of membership, 65 years of age or older, and work, on average, 20 hours per week or less. If you have questions about qualifying, please contact STC. Additional networking communities can be added for a feeDues - $150.00 USD 
Professional & Academic Member

STC's Professional & Academic 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, Roundtable, 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 - $240.00 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 - $195.00 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 - $80.00 USD