Membership Categories

Be inspired by SME at every stage of your career.

Whether you are a student, new to the industry, a mid-career to C-suite industry professional, or even retired and interesting in supporting the industry, you can achieve your goals through membership in SME.

Professional Member

For leaders or professionals active in the areas of minerals exploration, extraction, production, processing, economics or metallurgy.  
Membership fee: $169 per year plus a one-time $20 membership processing fee.
Optional - Download the PDF Form


UCA Professional Member

For leaders or professionals active in the tunneling and underground construction industry.
Membership fee: $169 per year plus a one-time $20 membership processing fee.
Optional - Download the PDF Form


Student Member

For full-time students in good standing at their accredited college or university.
Membership fee: $35 per year.
Optional - Download the PDF Form

Registered Member

For scientists, engineers or technologists who are involved in various ways with the discovery, extraction and utilization of minerals, metals and energy sources. Registered members must apply for membership, have their application and supporting documentation reviewed by the committee, and be approved for membership. Learn more about membership criteria and how to apply here
Membership fee: $295 per year plus a one-time $20 membership processing fee.

 

Associate Member

For mining professionals age 30 or under who were student members of SME. SME student members are automatically upgraded to associate members upon graduation from an accredited college or university.
Membership fee: Associate membership is free for the first year after graduation, after which the membership fee is one-half of the annual professional membership fees until age 30.


Senior/retired member

Senior/retired members must be 70+ years of age, have been an SME member for 30+ years, and be completely retired from the mining industry. To apply for senior/retired membership, please email membership@smenet.org to confirm that you meet the criteria.
Membership fee: one half of the annual professional membership fees.


*SME membership terms are based on a calendar year.