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Become part of a driving force. Join the ISPE community today.

We invite you to join the largest not-for-profit pharma organization today! Pharmaceutical science and manufacturing professionals worldwide know that the best way to advance their professional and technical proficiency is through ISPE Membership.

Membership Benefits at a Glance

  • 22,000+ MEMBERS in over 120 countries
  • 40 AFFILIATES AND CHAPTERS worldwide, representing ISPE on the local level.
  • 70+ GUIDANCE DOCUMENTS, including 20+ complimentary ISPE Good Practice Guides*, addressing industry best practices and regulatory expectations.
  • 35+ TRANSLATED Guidance Documents available in languages other than English.
  • 6+ INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES and hundreds of digital engagements and training courses per year.
  • A ROBUST LIBRARY of on-demand training and e-learning resources and copies of the award-winning publication: Pharmaceutical Engineering® Magazine.
  • 24-HOUR ACCESS to members and Communities of Practice through ISPE Engage.

Membership Types and Pricing

ISPE prides itself on providing a wide variety of membership types to meet the needs of our members across all levels. Explore our various membership types below and see which one applies best to you.

Please Note: ISPE Membership is individual and non-transferable. Prices are valid through 31 December 2024.

  • Industry

    Individuals in pharmaceutical science, engineering, or technology with an active interest in the objectives and purposes of the Society.  Industry Members receive both print and electronic versions of Pharmaceutical Engineering® magazine. View all the ISPE Member Benefits.

    US$276/per year + one-time, non-refundable US$40 new member application fee 


  • Regulatory Authority / Government

    Individuals employed full-time by a regulatory authority or government agency.  Regulatory Members receive a digital copy of Pharmaceutical Engineering® magazine. View all the ISPE Member Benefits.

    ISPE is a Neutral, Non-lobbying Organization

    Because ISPE does not engage in any lobbying activities and makes no attempt to influence regulations, the Society can play a vital role in assembling experts from its multiple disciplines to design, debate and publicize more effective processes and standards for the ultimate benefit of the patient.

    ISPE’s neutral environment ensures all such activities are based on the application of sound scientific and technological principles through the expert contributions of our individual Members irrespective of their employer, status or affiliation and experts belonging to Regulatory Authorities.

    In order to make ISPE membership as accessible as possible, the ISPE International Board of Directors has approved a dues structure that applies to ALL individuals employed full-time by a Regulatory Authority or government agency.

    Options for Joining:

    1. Complimentary membership is available to all regulators worldwide. To join at no cost, please contact ISPE Member Services by email or +1-813-960-2105.
    2. ISPE recognizes that policies may vary within Regulatory Authorities and Government agencies. This option is offered to Regulatory Authority/Government Agency representatives not able to accept the no cost option.

      US$121/per year


  • Recent Graduate

    Individuals within 1-5 years of university graduation.  Documentation of graduation status (copy of your final transcript or diploma) must be received within 15 business days of joining for membership to remain active.  Recent Graduate Members receive a digital copy of Pharmaceutical Engineering® magazine. View all the ISPE Member Benefits.

    US$121/per year

    Emerging Economy (Tier 2 and 3) US$62/per year

    View List of Countries


  • Student

    Individuals enrolled full-time at a college, university, or other educational institution.  Please provide proof of student status; must be attending at least half time if your primary concentration is education, such as a combination of class work and an internship.  Existing Student Members may extend their Student Membership for one year following graduation.  Student Members receive a digital copy of Pharmaceutical Engineering® magazine. View all the ISPE Member Benefits.

    US$29/per year

    Note: Students residing in emerging economy countries my be eligible for a dues discount through their local ISPE Affiliates.  Please contact the local ISPE Affiliate/Chapter in your area for complete details.


  • Academic

    Individual employed full-time by an educational institution who agree to promote educational programs aimed at developing professionals for the pharmaceutical industry.  Academic Members receive a digital copy of Pharmaceutical Engineering® magazine. View all the ISPE Member Benefits.

    US$121/per year


  • Emerging Economy

    Individuals in pharmaceutical science, engineering, or technology in countries that ISPE classifies as Emerging Economies.  Emerging Economy Members receive a digital copy of Pharmaceutical Engineering® magazine. View all the ISPE Member Benefits.

    Tier 2 US$184/per year 

    Tier 3 US$121/per year

    View List of Countries


  • Retired

    Retired Members receive a digital copy of Pharmaceutical Engineering® magazine. View all the ISPE Member Benefits.

    US$207/per year


    • For all new retired members, the discount will be to 25% off the current Industry Membership rate. 
    • Current retired members as of 31 December 2020 will receive the $40 rate for 2 years before moving to the current retired rate.

    To join as a Retired Member, please contact ISPE Member Services or call +1-813-960-2105.

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Membership Policies

All Members may vote on matters pending before the Society, hold office, and serve on committees. All memberships are individual and not transferable for professionals working or studying in the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturing industry. By virtue of joining ISPE as a member, members agree to receive communications from ISPE.

  • Auto-Renew

    As a convenience to our members, ISPE offers an auto-renewal option for managing your membership. With Auto-Renew your ISPE membership and associated benefits will not lapse. The payment process automatically renews each year, freeing you from having to resubmit your renewal and payment information. You will also avoid multiple renewal notices and marketing communications. Auto-Renew allows members to pay directly from their credit/debit card account.

    By signing up for Auto-Renew, you authorize ISPE to charge your credit/debit card on file within 30 days of your membership expiration date. You may choose to turn Auto-Renew off at any time by visiting My Account at ISPE. You can see your renewal date in My Account, and you can always change your payment method, address information, or cancel your membership before you're automatically billed for your next term.

    Please note that unless you notify us up until 5 days before your membership expiration date that you want to cancel or do not want to auto-renew, you understand your membership will automatically renew for that year and you authorize us (without notice to you, unless required by applicable law) to collect the then-applicable membership price, using the payment method we have on record for you. Thereafter, your membership will not Auto-Renew.


    Instead of receiving an annual renewal notice, you will receive an upcoming charge notice at least 30 days before your credit/debit card will be charged for your annual membership. This notice will provide the amount that will be charged for your annual membership, how to cancel Auto-Renew, including online by visiting My Account at ISPE, and will advise that you have up until 5 days before your membership expiration date to cancel Auto-Renew. After you are charged, will receive an acknowledgement of the charge.

    Contact Information

    You must notify ISPE of any changes to your email, address, or payment information (credit card, account number, expiration date, etc.). Charge notices will be sent to the last street or email address that you provided. You can update your contact information by going to My Account at ISPE. To update your payment preferences, contact Member Services at or +1-813-960-2105.

    Payment Method

    If the payment method we have on file for you is declined for payment of your membership fee, ISPE will contact you to update your information promptly to avoid membership cancellation. If you provide us with a new eligible payment method and are successfully charged, your new membership period will be based on the original renewal date and not the date of the successful charge.

  • Code of Conduct

    By joining or renewing, Members agree to uphold and abide by the ISPE Code of Conduct.

  • Cancellation/Refund Policy

    ISPE membership is individual and not transferable. You may terminate your membership with a full refund within 30 days of purchase via written notice to Please note we do not accept terminations via phone. Membership purchased in conjunction with a conference or training event is only refundable upon approved cancellation of an event.

    Changes to member type must be requested in writing to

    Emerging Economy Country status

    ISPE follows the World Bank’s guide for determining Emerging Economy Country status. Our list is updated annually in January. ISPE monitors classification changes but will not move a country until it has stayed in the new level for three consecutive years.

    Additional information may need to be provided in writing to ISPE at

    Hardship Program

    If you lose your job, ISPE has a way for you to keep your membership, which will be more valuable to you than ever at this critical time.

    If you are a Member in good standing, our Hardship Program enables you to retain your membership, at a significantly reduced rate for one year.

    You may also wish to reach your local ISPE Affiliate or Chapter to discuss additional options while you are seeking employment. There are also many ways to volunteer through ISPE to get or stay connected in your business network. Please contact ISPE at for more information or to discuss your membership status.

    Retired Emeritus Member

    If you have retired and have been an ISPE Member for five or more consecutive years upon retirement from business and professional activity, you may elect Retired Emeritus status by contacting ISPE. Annual renewal is required. 

Prefer to complete your membership forms by mail or fax. Download the membership form to get started.

* Nations are grouped in tiers based on World Bank's system for classifying national economies by income per capita. Tier 1 corresponds to the World Bank's list of high income nations and Tier 2 the upper middle income nations. Tier 3 includes all nations whose economies do not yet reach the Tier 2 level. To learn more about this system see World Bank's country classifications. The number next to each country on the list below represents its Tier. Use the chart above to determine ISPE membership dues in your country.

*** The U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control prohibits ISPE from offering membership in Cuba and Sudan. ISPE does not have an OFAC license to do business in Iraq, Iran, or the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea.)

Tier 1

  • Andorra
  • Antigua & Barbuda
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Barbados
  • Belgium
  • Bermuda
  • Botswana
  • Brunei
  • Canada
  • Canary Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Chile
  • Cook Island
  • Croatia
  • Curacao
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • Germany
  • Gibralter
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Guadeloupe
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Korea, Republic Of
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Malta
  • Martinique
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Palau
  • Panama
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Tasmania
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • Uruguay
  • USA
  • Vatican City
  • Virgin Islands

Tier 2

  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Armenia
  • Argentina
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Belize
  • Bophuthatswana
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba ***
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Fiji
  • Gabon
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Iran ***
  • Iraq ***
  • Jamaica
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Macedonia
  • Malaysia
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Montenegro
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Saint Vincent
  • Samoa
  • Santa Lucia
  • Serbia
  • South Africa
  • Suriname
  • Thailand
  • Tonga
  • Turkey
  • Tuvalu
  • Venezuela

Tier 3

  • Afghanistan
  • Angola
  • Bangladesh
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia (Kampuchea)
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Congo
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Ivory Coast
  • Kenya
  • Kosovo
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • New Guinea
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Philippines
  • Rwanda
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan ***
  • Swaziland
  • Syria
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vietnam
  • West Bank and Gaza
  • Western Samoa
  • Yemen
  • Zaire
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe