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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, STC Notebook Blog and Techcomm Today.
  • Your personalized STC Education Report Card, showing all education you've taken with STC in the past three years.
  • STC Mentor Board where members connect with other members to form relationships that foster professional development.
  • 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.

2015 Membership Dues

Current membership dues rates effective 1 March-30 April. Pricing for Classic, New TC Professional, Student, and Retired memberships reflect a 10% discount.

Membership Category

Included in Membership

Current Dues**

Adjusted Dues
(See List of Eligible Countries)

Classic Membership
  • E-subscription to Intercom magazine, Technical Communication journal, STC's Notebook blog, and TechComm Today e-newsletter
  • 140 On-Demand Webinar access
  • Salary Database subscription
  • Mentor Board access 
  • Job Bank access and discounted job posting rates
  • Discounts on all online education courses and webinars
  • Personalized STC Education Report Card
  • Discounted Summit registration
  • Body of Knowledge access
  • Members-only Affinity Program
  • $202.50
  • Add $25 per chapter
  • Add $10 per SIG
  • $45
  • Add $10 per chapter
  • Add $5 per SIG
Gold Value Package
  • Classic Membership Benefits
  • 1 Chapter, all selected SIGs
  • 5 Live Webinars
  • 20% off Online Courses
  • Summit Early Bird Pricing Anytime
  • A print subscription to Intercom magazine
    (introduced June 2014)
       $425          $425
New TC Professional
(graduated within past three years)
  • Classic Membership Benefits
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 SIG
       $144          $160
Student Membership
  • Classic Membership Benefits
  • 1 Student Chapter
  • 1 Professional Chapter
  • Academic SIG
  • 1 Other SIG
        $67.50           $22.50
Retired Membership
(contact Membership Dept. for eligibility)
  • Classic Membership Benefits
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 SIG
       $130.50          $130.50

Download a PDF application here.

View 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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