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Membership FAQ

These are the questions about SER membership that we hear most often:


What is the fee to become a member?

SER offer several membership categories for individuals and institutions. The 2020 Fee Schedule is listed below.


Membership categories

2020 fee





Emerging Professional


Lower income country (students + professionals)








Lower income Organizational


Standard Business Member


Student Association


Lower income Student Association


Is my membership renewal due on the anniversary of my join date, or is the membership term based on the calendar year?

SER membership terms are on an anniversary cycle, so you will renew on the anniversary of your join date. Your membership period is for one year. If your membership lapses beyond our 30-day grace period, your membership term will begin on the day you renew.


Is chapter membership included in my membership fee?

Membership dues include one regional SER chapter with the option to add additional chapters for a fee. Thematic sections are complimentary.


I am new to the field and not yet able to pay the professional member rate. Do you offer assistance for individuals in this situation?

SER offers reduced membership dues via its “Emerging Professionals” member category for current students, recent graduates, and those making a career transition.


Are membership dues refundable?

Dues and subscription payments are not refundable. Please contact SER's Membership Director with questions or concerns.