Membership Dues and Qualifications

AIST Membership Annual Dues

Membership Type

High Income
World Bank Countries

All Other Countries




Young Professional*
(30 & Younger)



Global e-Membership**





  *First year for new members is free. See Young Professional Program webpage for   
    additional information.
**Receives Iron & Steel Technology online instead of in print

  • Membership is on a calendar year basis, 1 January–31 December. New members who join after 1 September will remain members through 31 December of the following year.

  • AIST membership dues are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

AIST believes that building a global base of membership is the key to strengthening our association through diversification of our member network. The AIST membership dues structure is based on country of residence as designated by the World Bank List of Economies.

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Member Qualifications

Producer Member — is granted to any individual responsible for the technical, engineering and/or operating phases of the production of iron and steel, including basic raw materials, and the shaping, finishing and coating processes.

Supplier Member — is granted to any individual actively engaged by a company supplying equipment, products or services to the iron and steel industry, or employed in allied industries.

Academic Member — is granted to any individual employed by an accredited college or university, who is responsible for research and development, student instruction, and support to the iron and steel industry.

Student Member — is granted to any materials engineering student involved in the Material Advantage program. Material Advantage has chapters at universities around the world and provides students with membership in four materials-based societies (ACerS, ASM, AIST and TMS).