Organisational Memberships

By becoming a member of the RFID Professional Institute, your organisation can help to promote professionalism in the RFID industry and accelerate the adoption of all types of RFID technologies, by helping us to create vendor- and technology-neutral, independent, standardized certification exams. The following organisational membership options are available. View an overview of all membership options at our Membership Overview page, visit our Individual Membership page, or learn more about Membership Benefits.

We offer the following types of membership to companies, government agencies, academic institutions, nonprofits and other organisations:

Advisory Council Member

Dues: $10,000 first year, $5,000 each following year

An Advisory Council membership is the RFID Professional Institute’s highest level of membership, reserved for those organisations that want to help shape the Institute’s certification programs. Any for-profit or not-for-profit organisation may become an Advisory Council member. Each member organisation may appoint one individual to sit on the Advisory Council, which will provide input and guidance as the Institute develops and expands its programs. Advisory Council members are showcased in Institute activities to promote their companies’ industry leadership and have priority for participation in and direction of Institute committees.

Benefits

  • Includes Corporate Member benefits (described below), plus the following:
  • Eligible to provide guidance on the development of the Institute’s  certification programs
  • Entitled to appoint an eligible member as a co-chair of designated special committees
  • Up to five (5) additional Individual Professional memberships, with RFID Professional Institute Certification exam vouchers (a total of eight)
  • The Advisory Council as a whole can nominate one candidate to fill up to one (1) board seat
  • Up to five (5) additional exam vouchers for employees to obtain certification, for a total of eight (8)
  • A 25 percent discount on additional RFID Professional Institute Certification exam vouchers

 Membership

Being a member of the RFID Professional Institute is much more than just filling in a form and paying a membership subscription.

It is an opportunity to become part of a global community of RFID professionals who care that their profession is recognized as a key contributor to industry, governments and society as a whole.

It is an opportunity to learn more not only about about RFID technology but about how that technology can be implemented to improve processes, quality, efficiency, effectiveness and safety across so many aspects of our lives.

It is an opportunity to share your own knowledge and expertise in order to help others advance.

But most of all, it is an opportunity to contribute to the founding of a new profession that has the ability to change society. Few get to experience such an opportunity in their lifetime.

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Corporate Member

Dues: $5,000 first year, $3,000 each following year

A Corporate membership is open to any legally registered for-profit organisation (including end-user, solution provider or training organisations) that desires to further the development of RFID education, scientific research, and certification. Corporate members in good standing may nominate up to three (3) individual members to vote on Institute matters at regular Institute meetings or committee meetings (e.g. those directly related to the academic content of the curricula against which certification is made). (Fees: $5,000 first year, $3,000 each following year)

Benefits

  • Up to three (3) Individual Professional memberships, each with a RFID Professional Institute Certification exam voucher
  • Eligible to appoint one (1) of the individual members to join open committees
  • Entitled to appoint up to three (3) of the individual members to vote at the annual, general and special meetings of the Institute
  • Entitled to appoint up to three (3) of the individuals members to join the Institute as subject-matter experts (subject to approval of appointment by the Board)
  • Entitled to up to three (3) additional RFID Professional Institute Certification exam vouchers
  • A 15 percent discount on all additional RFID Professional Institute Certification testing vouchers beyond the six (6) allotted
  • Free access to the members-only section of the Institute’s website with copies of all member-restricted documents, studies, meeting minutes, conference proceedings, Institute reports, newsletters and other general membership publications
  • Entitled to have company listing with logo and link on the Institute's website
  • Entitled to post company press releases on the Institute's Industry News webpage (subject to policy guidelines of the Board of Directors)

Government/Nonprofit Member

Dues: $3,000 first year, $1,000 each following year

Government/Nonprofit membership is open to any federal, state or local government agency or government-run public authority (e.g. public transit agency) or nonprofit organisation that desires to further the development of RFID education, scientific research or certification. Government/Nonprofit members in good standing may nominate up to three (3) individuals to vote on Institute matters at regular Institute meetings or committee meetings (e.g. those directly related to the academic content of the curricula against which certification is made).

Benefits

  • Same as for Corporate member benefits above

Academic Member

Dues: $3,000 first year, $1,000 each following year

An Academic membership is open to any academic organisation or research institute that desires to further the development of RFID education, scientific research or certification. Academic members in good standing may nominate up to three (3) individual members to vote only on Institute matters at regular Institute meetings or committee meetings (e.g. those directly related to the academic content of the curricula against which certification is made).

Benefits

  • Same as for Corporate member benefits above

Membership Term

Memberships in the RFID Institute are for a period of one year and start on the first day after the completed membership agreement is received. Renewal notices will be sent approximately 45 days before the membership term ends. Members may upgrade to a higher membership level at any time during the membership year for a prorated fee.

Membership Application

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