Full-time college/university students pursuing studies leading to any associate, bachelor, masters, or doctoral degree.
Anyone whose affiliation supports the objectives of SAE but does not meet the requirements for Member grade.
Established engineers, scientists, and other professionals who have a qualified college or university degree in engineering; or have the required equivalent years of technical education and professional technical experience; or have distinguished service and noteworthy accomplishments. Individuals with a Member grade are entitled to vote on matters submitted to a vote of the membership.
A prestigious grade established to recognize individuals for extraordinary leadership, creativity, and accomplishments in science, engineering, and technology covered by SAE. You must be nominated by other SAE members to be considered for this grade.
This grade is composed of the Past Presidents of SAE.
Joint members are members from organizations with which SAE has a joint membership agreement.
There are four levels of membership in SAE, one student and three professional:
Designed for the mainstream member who wants to develop their career, stay current, and make important connections. This level gives a deeper discount on Professional Development courses, meetings, events and publications, and provides access to more technical information than the Classic level.
The most privileged level of membership, this is specifically designed for members who want to attend exclusive events, connect with top executives and managers, receive the most news and technical information, receive the greatest discounts on all SAE publications, Professional Development training, meetings and events and receive VIP treatment.
SAE membership is designed for individuals only. We do not offer corporate memberships, however, companies can support SAE in many ways.
EZ Pay allows you to pay for the annual membership for 10 or more employees at the same time.
All members paying discounted rates receive Classic Level benefits.
*Definitions for Discounted Rate Categories
When you have 40 years of paid membership, SAE will automatically change your membership to Lifetime. While you won't pay dues, you must still renew your membership annually.
When you are fully retired from industry and your age plus years of SAE membership service equals 75 or more.
Current members in good standing who become temporarily unemployed can request this dues rate for up to two consecutive years. Contact Customer Service to request this option.
NOTES: Reduced dues, discounts, and unemployed rates are only available for members who have been paying full professional dues. All amounts are in US Dollars. Membership fees subject to change without notice.
You can upgrade the level of your membership (Classic, Premium, Elite) anytime throughout the year. You can only downgrade your level of membership at your renewal time.
Reduced dues: Retired or unemployed members receive Classic level benefits. They may upgrade to either the Premium or Elite levels by paying the balance of the dues for Classic level plus the difference in dues rates. Honorary or Lifetime members may upgrade to Premium or Elite levels by paying the difference in the dues rates. Contact SAE Customer Service for exact rates.
Automatic Renewal: Simplify your life and sign up for Automatic Renewal and we'll charge your credit card for your annual membership dues on your renewal date each year. You'll receive an email in advance of your renewal and be able to increase or decrease the level of your membership, update your contact information or stop automatic renewal at that time. You may upgrade your membership level any time throughout the year, but can only move to a lower level at renewal time.
Renewing Your Membership
By fax: +1 724-776-0790
By mail: Make check payable to SAE (written in US dollars on a US bank) and mail with your completed application to SAE, (professional members) PO Box 791009, Baltimore, MD 21279-1009 USA or (student members) PO Box 79572. Please include your member number on the check.
877-606-7323 (US & Canada) +1 724-776-4970 (outside US & Canada)
Getting Answers About Your Membership
My SAE - Find your member number, learn when your membership expires, renew or upgrade your membership, change your user ID or password, update your personal information (address, phone, email, school/employer, etc.), transfer to professional membership, print your membership card.
MyAccount - Find the status of an order, your account history & any available credits on your account.
My eLibrary - Find any content you've downloaded from SAE (technical papers and standards coming soon) or search the SAE bookstore.
Students who transfer to professional membership within twelve months of graduation qualify for reduced dues for the first four years:
Early career 1st year
Early career 2nd year
Early career 3rd year
Early career 4th year
Early career 5th year
Full dues (choose your level)
What is SAE?
SAE International is a the premier society of engineers and practitioners dedicated to advancing mobility technology to better serve humanity. SAE is committed to relevant, timely consensus for technical standards and life-long learning. SAE organizes meetings and events, produces technical publications (including papers, standards, books, magazines), offers professional development and training courses and provides invaluable networking opportunities. For more information, go to the About SAE page.