We have membership plans for wherever you are in your career

(or in the world)

Whether you’re just finding your footing in the industry or starting to wind down, we have a membership plan that’s perfect for your needs. Check out our membership options and start enjoying the benefits of a UCA membership today.

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.

$20/year (UCA Students pay only $5 thanks to the generous sponsorship of UCA member companies.)

Student members receive full digital access to SME periodicals.

Once you join UCA, we’ll encourage you to:

  • Participate in events and information exchanges
  • Network with other underground construction specialists
  • Publish your work or join committees
  • Get to know the latest technologies and best practices

Demonstrate the value of membership to your employer

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

Interested in a Corporate or Sustaining Membership?

UCA Corporate and Sustaining Memberships are designed especially for companies seeking opportunities to promote their organizations, its services and employees. Any industrial organization in the underground construction industry may become a UCA Corporate or Sustaining Member.

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)

Get as involved as possible in professional societies, and don’t be afraid to reach out to professionals that you meet. Most people who work in underground infrastructure (in any capacity) are more than willing to talk about their subject areas. I think there is so much potential in our industry for so many different types of people."