Did you know SAE Membership has changed?

Membership, enhanced. That’s the goal behind SAE’s new membership model.

In response to valued member feedback, we’ve streamlined our three levels (Classic, Premium and Elite) into one SAE Membership.

It’s easier than ever to manage your membership while you access all the benefits SAE Membership has to offer—from an exclusive online member forum and global networking opportunities to professional development and educational programs, partner discounts, and so much more.

Make the most of your membership with new and updated resources:


Through SAE International’s exclusive members-only community, Member Connection, you’ll:

  • Engage in technical discussions on top industry topics with peers and industry leaders with our Subject Matter Expert (SME) chats.
  • Enroll as a mentor or mentee to guide the next generation of mobility professionals or learn from experienced professionals
  • Connect to the SAE Membership team for support
  • Gain insight and gather advice from other mobility industry experts and veterans
  • Join the conversation to share best practices and devise solutions to common challenges

Professional Development

Benefit from free or deeply discounted professional development courses, online seminars, career resources, and more. Through SAE Membership, you’ll gain access to:

  • More than 200 classroom courses, 35 webinars, and multiple on-demand classes
  • New! Two professional development coursesStandardization in a Competitive Environment and Introduction to the Automotive Ecosystemfree to professional members
  • New! Digital subscription to Autonomous Vehicle Engineering.
  • Free print subscription to an award-winning SAE industry magazine of your choice, including Automotive Engineering, Truck & Off-Highway Engineering, and Tech Briefs.
  • Discounts (10%) on SAE books, technical papers, and standards

Career Resources

Whether you’re just starting out or an industry veteran, you can benefit from SAE Membership’s career-advancement resources, which will help you:

  • Supplement your technical expertise with members-only access to videos on stress management, communications, time management, and more with our Career Counselor Series 
  • Access new job opportunities earlier than the general public through SAE’s online Career Center

Partner Programs

Save above and beyond the cost of your annual membership dues with members-only discounts in our Partner Programs, including new partners for entertainment, pet insurance, amusement parks, concert tickets, cyber and data breach insurance, and more.

SAE Membership FAQ

How is SAE Membership changing?
We transitioned from a tiered membership model that included three different levels of membership—Classic, Premium and Elite—to a streamlined model with one level only: SAE Membership.

Why did SAE make this change?
When our members spoke, we listened. In response to valued member feedback, the three membership levels were streamlined, creating a single membership model that provides more of the benefits at an affordable rate. We are dedicated to providing quality resources, programming, and a sense of community to all members, from young professionals to experienced industry authorities.

How will membership pricing change?
Professional membership will be the cost-effective rate of $110. Plus, save 10% on most SAE products and services. Remember, your membership dues also go toward further enhancing programming and activities for current members, as well as developing new opportunities for the future generation of engineers. It’s a win-win opportunity for all!

Are Life SAE and Retired members affected by this change?
Life SAE and Retired members will continue to enjoy access to all their member benefits with no change to their membership status or rate.

When do these changes take effect?
The membership change took effect Jan. 1, 2019. Current SAE Members will remain at their current level of membership up until their 2019 expiration date. At that time, membership renewal will be for the new SAE Membership.

Learn more about SAE Member benefits by visiting sae.org/participate/membership/benefits.