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Grades of SAE Membership

There are six grades of membership in SAE:
Student Full-time college/university students pursuing studies leading to any associate, bachelor, masters, or doctoral degree.
Associate Anyone whose affiliation supports the objectives of SAE but does not meet the requirements for Member grade.
Member 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.
Fellow The most 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.
Honorary This grade is composed of the Past Presidents of SAE.
Joint Joint members are members from organizations with which SAE has a joint membership agreement.

Changing Your Grade From Associate to Member
Complete the membership grade change form online including your member number and click "Process my Form."

Grades of Membership vs. Membership Levels
Grade: You are assigned a grade of membership, Student, Associate, or Member, based on your educational background, experience and level of engineering involvement.
Level: You can choose any level of membership depending on the amount of benefits you desire, regardless of your grade.

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SAE Membership FAQs

Questions about your Member Grade
Go to your My SAE page or contact SAE Customer Service
Phone: 877-606-7323 (in the U.S. and Canada)
+1 724-776-4970 (outside the U.S. and Canada)
Fax: +1 724-776-0790