All our membership plans keep you well connected

(no matter where you are in the world or your career)

Choose the membership type that's right for you!




Professional Member - For leaders or professionals active in the areas of minerals exploration, extraction, production, processing, economics, or metallurgy.

$192/year plus a $20 application fee

Registered Member - For scientists, engineers, or technologists who are involved with the discovery, extraction, and utilization of minerals, metals, and energy sources. Registered members must apply, have their application and supporting documentation reviewed by the committee, and be approved for membership.

$335/year plus a $20 application fee




Student Member - For full-time students in good standing at their accredited college or university.


Student members receive full digital access to SME periodicals.

Demonstrate the value of membership to your employer

Download and customize this SME Membership Justification Letter Template to explain the benefits of an SME membership to your employer. Many employers consider SME membership a professional development investment and may reimburse your membership fee.

You'll be amazed by all of our membership benefits

(Any single resource makes joining worthwhile.)

Dig into a Full-Fledged Membership

(You know a good thing when you see it)

My membership and active participation in SME led to my first full time position in the mining industry, and subsequently led to my current position. Membership continues to benefit me through the professional contacts that I have made and the information I acquire."