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JOINING ISTA IS EASY AND AFFORDABLE

Online: Click here to go directly to the membership application. Provide us with all the required information, select submit and we'll follow up with you (in less than 48 hours) to complete your application.

FILL-IN PDF FORM: Click here to download a fill-in PDF application.

Contact Us: Call us at ISTA Headquarters, 517.333.3437 or send us an email ista@ista.org expressing your interest to Join ISTA and we'll contact you to complete your membership application.

 


MEMBERSHIP DUES
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: $600
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 of classification:
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)


Additional Location
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


Associate
Any individual other than the Delegate or Alternate who is employed by an existing Primary Location.
Membership Dues: $100


Individual
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


Student
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

 


CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTIONS
• 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 of goods.

• 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.)