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You may choose the appropriate membership classification that best
fits your membership situation. If you need help with choosing or
need further explaination, please do not hesitate to contact ISTA
Headquarters at [ +1] 517.333.3437
Membership WITHOUT a Laboratory
Classification: Carrier, Shipper or Supplier
Primary Location – Membership Dues:
Pro-rated according to date joined: Apr-Jun $450; Jul-Sep $300;
Oct-Dec $750 (includes next years dues)
Membership WITH a Laboratory
Classification: Carrier, Shipper, Supplier or 3rd Party Testing Laboratory
Sub Classification: Commercial or Limited
Dues are based on procedure and project capability, regardless
1-Series, and/or 2D and 2E only; or 7D only
– Membership Dues: $800
Pro-rated according to date joined: Apr-Jun $600; Jul-Sep $400;
Oct-Dec $1,000 (includes next years dues)
1- and 2-Series (any combination)
– Membership Dues: $850
Pro-rated according to date joined: Apr-Jun $638; Jul-Sep $425;
Oct-Dec $1,063 (includes next years dues)
1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, 6-Series (any combination)
– Membership Dues: $900
Pro-rated according to date joined: Apr-Jun $675; Jul-Sep $450;
Oct-Dec $1,125 (includes next years dues)
Shipper members only not located at Primary Location's address. Certified
packaged-products are shipped under the same business name as the
primary location. A Site Representative is assigned.
Membership Dues: $100
Any individual other than the Delegate or Alternate who is employed
by an existing Primary Location.
Membership Dues: $100
Must satisfy the following criteria:
• Retired from the packaging industry.
• Self employed.
• Will not be certifying a laboratory AND will
not be using the Certification Mark.
Membership Dues: $150
Any individual presently enrolled at an accredited educational institute
in an undergraduate or graduate packaging program. Dues based on university's
membership with ISTA
Member University - Membership Dues: $10
Non Member University - Membership Dues: $30
• Carrier: Any organization primarily engaged
in the transportation or distribution of goods in commerce.
• Shipper: Any organization that enters goods
into physical distribution (product manufacturer or brand owner).
Requires submission of a signed ISTA License Agreement.
• Supplier: Any organization engaged in the
supply of materials, goods or services relating to the physical distribution
• Testing Laboratory: Any independent laboratory
engaged in preshipment testing of packaged-products in accordance
with ISTA standards. ISTA Certified Laboratories are further classified
one of two ways - Commercial or Limited. Commercial Labs offer testing
services to all companies with little or no restrictions. Limited
Labs offer testing services that may be restricted by company policy
(usually this is a supplier that tests only for customers.)