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The key values of STC membership are access to best-in-class technical communication education and training programs, career development and professional 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.

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STC Membership: More Value than Ever

As a classic member, you’ll receive the list below at no extra cost. For even more offerings, consider the Gold Value Package.

  • Members-only discounts on education and our annual Summit
  • Access to over 140 free, on-demand webinars
  • 14-day advance access to the newest employment opportunities available in the STC Job Bank
  • A copy of STC’s Salary Database, containing the most up-to-date information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on what technical communicators are earning
  • Online access to industry-leading publications Intercom and Technical Communication
  • Access to the members-only sections of the STC website, including the community leadership resources, the STC Member Directory, and more
  • An affinity program that provides discounts on software, products, and services 
  • Professional support through our global network of over 6,000 professionals

Please go to our benefits page for more about STC member benefits.

2014 Membership Dues

Current membership dues rates effective 1 July- 15 September 2014

Membership Category

Included in Membership

Current Dues**

Adjusted Dues
(See List of Eligible Countries)

Classic Membership
  • Online Publications
  • Free On-Demand Webinars
  • Salary Database
  • Job Bank
  • $157.50
  • Add $25 per chapter
  • Add $10 per SIG
  • $35
  • Add $10 per chapter
  • Add $5 per SIG
Gold Value Package
(available only until 31 May)
  • Classic Membership Benefits
  • 1 Chapter
  • All selected SIGs
  • 5 Live Webinars
  • 50% off 1 Virtual Course
  • Summit Really Early Bird
    Pricing Anytime
  • A print subscription to Intercom
    (introduced June 2014)
       Unavailable          Unavailable
New TC Professional
(graduated within past three years)
  • Classic Membership Benefits
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 SIG
       $122          $122
Student Membership
  • Classic Membership Benefits
  • 1 Student Chapter
  • 1 Professional Chapter
  • Academic SIG
  • 1 Other SIG
        $52.50           $17.50
Retired Membership
(contact Membership Dept. for eligibility)
  • Classic Membership Benefits
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 SIG
       $115.50          $115.50

Download a PDF application here.

View 2014 dues schedule here.

There is a $30 enrollment fee for new membership.

Members may add the following a la carte menu items:

  • $25 per chapter (emerging nations: $10)
  • $10 per SIG (emerging nations: $5)
  • $60 for printed copies of Intercom*
  • $75 for printed copies of Technical Communication*

* Includes U.S. postage. International postage rate.for Intercom is $25 for Canada and $45 for other countries. For Technical Communication, international rate is $20 for Canada and $40 for other countries.

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