Join or Renew with STC and the WDCB Chapter

STC's 2022 Membership Season is Open Till 31 December 2021

Join or Renew your STC membership today to continue receiving exclusive benefits such as the member rate for the 2022 Summit in at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, GA (STC's annual conference and exposition).

Please Note: Your dues may be tax deductible. For information, see https://www.stc.org/membership/membership-faqs/

All STC memberships operate on a calendar year cycle and expire on 31 December. For new memberships or memberships that have lapsed more than one year, there is a $15 enrollment fee.

Table of STC membership rates for 2022

Membership Category 2022 Rate
Professional & Academic $225
New Professional $180
Student $75
Retired $145
Gold $395
15-year Sustaining Member See the Sustaining Member levels of membership
Corporate Value Program: teams of 5 or more See the Corporate Value Program levels of membership

You may join any number of STC chapters and SIGs at the followinig rates:

  • $25 per chapter (emerging nations: $10)
  • $10 per SIG (emerging nations: $5)

We encourage you to add the Washington, DC – Baltimore Chapter as your home chapter or add it in addition to other chapters and SIGs you may join.

Why should you join STC and the Washington, DC – Baltimore Chapter? The Washington, DC – Baltimore Chapter offers many opportunities to network with others in your field in the Washington, DC metropolitan area such as (when in-person gatherings are available) First Friday Lunches, Happy Hours, and chapter events. You can explore your interests and expand your education and skills by attending virtual or in-person webinars, workshops, and TC Summer Camp. You are also invited to participate in chapter committees and our technical communication competition. See Why Should You Join the WDCB Chapter? for more reasons to join the chapter.

Membership Benefits

See the full list of technical communication education and training programs, career development, professional networking opportunities, and exclusive member benefits at https://www.stc.org/membership/benefits/.

How to Join

See the following links for more information about STC and how to join:

Adjusted Dues

If you join later in the year, STC membership rates are adjusted to accommodate for the smaller amount of time your calendar year membership will be active. For more information on the adjusted rate for membership, see Dues Schedule Policy.

Countries and Territories with Adjusted Dues

For members who are residents in emerging countries and territories, you are eligible for reduced membership rates in the Professional & Academic and Student categories. Any other category can be purchased at the standard rate. For more information on eligibility and rates, see Adjusted dues for Emerging Nations: Countries and Territories with Adjusted Dues

Retired Membership Dues

To qualify for retired membership, you must be 65 years of age or older, working 20 hours or less in the field, and be a consecutive member of STC for 10 years or more.

Join Us!

Why should you join STC and the WDCB Chapter? The WDCB chapter offers opportunities to network with others in your field, to explore your interests, and to expand your education and skills.

You can explore your interests and expand your education and skills by attending virtual webinars, TC Summer Camp, and participating in chapter committees and the STC Alliance Competition. (Pre-pandemic activities included First Friday Lunches, InfoDecDC Meetups, Happy Hours, and a variety of chapter events. These will return when the pandemic is over.)

STC has the resources you need to help you do your job better and move your career forward. Through education with STC, you can become a Certified Professional Technical Communicator™ (CPTC).

STC Membership Information

Renew your 2020 STC membership today!

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STC strives to serve its members each year by identifying and promoting best practices in the field, providing tools to help you advance in your career, and by helping you build your network with like-minded professionals from around the globe.

Current members are invited to renew with STC for 2020 today. Below are the published rates and categories for 2020 membership (with no price increase for you from 2019).

Membership Category 2020 Rate
Professional & Academic $225
New Professional $180
Student $75
Retired $145
Gold $395

All STC memberships operate on a calendar year cycle and expire on 31 December. When renewing, please consider joining the Washington, DC – Baltimore (WDCB) chapter!

You may join any number of chapters and SIGs at the followinig rates:

  • $25 per chapter (emerging nations: $10)
  • $10 per SIG (emerging nations: $5)

For new memberships or memberships that have lapsed more than one year, there is a $15 enrollment fee.

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STC is Working to Bring More Value to Your Membership!

STC is excited to tell you that we have added the following new benefits for 2020 for increased value and a direct return on your professional investment:

In addition, all 2020 members will continue to receive the same great benefits and member-only savings on: digital access to STC's Technical Communication journal and Intercom magazine, CPTC certification, annual Technical Communication Summit & Expo registration, STC job bank postings, live webinars, and online courses.

Renew your membership today and continue to be a part of the largest community of TC professionals. See the complete list of Membership Levels and Benefits.

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STC’s 2019 Membership Season is Open with Lower Rates!

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STC's 2019 membership season opened on 1 September, and we are inviting you to renew early! In continued celebration of our 65th anniversary, renew now and enjoy special Professional & Academic, New Professional, and Student membership rates! This is a limited time offer, so don’t delay!

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In addition, some of the new benefits available to 2019 members include the new Health and Medicine Special Interest Group (SIG), a printable STC membership card, new Member Perks, asynchronous online courses, new Salary Database (coming soon!), new Sustaining Membership category, and more to come!

Plus, all members continue to receive the same great member-only savings on CPTC certification, annual Technical Communication Summit & Expo registration, job bank postings, webinars, and online courses. See the complete list of benefits and all membership types on the Membership Levels and Benefits.

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