General Membership is available to persons engaged in scientific
or technical work in the cosmetics and toiletries industry
or in related governmental or academic areas, who have earned
a Bachelor's Degree in the chemical, physical, medical, pharmaceutical,
biological or related sciences and technology. In addition,
those working in a technical capacity within the industry
for at least five years, who have completed two years in a
recognized related academic program are eligible, as those
who may lack sufficient academic background, but who have
worked in a technical capacity in the cosmetic science industry
for at least ten years.
Available to persons interested in the objectives of the Society,
but not qualified for General Membership. National Affiliates
are entitled to all membership privileges, except that they
may not vote or hold elected office within the Society or
Available to persons under 30 years of age who hold an appropriate
undergraduate degree in science and who are pursuing a post graduate degree. Junior Members are entitled to all membership privileges,
except that they may not vote or hold elected office within
the Society or its Chapters. Half dues.
Available to fully matriculated undergraduate students under 24 years of age in a scientific program
at recognized colleges and universities. Student members are
entitled to all membership privileges, except that they may
not vote or hold elected office within the Society or its
Chapters. Reduced dues.
Any member who has reached the age of 65 years and who has been a dues paying member in good standing for 25 consecutive years may request to be nominated for transfer to Emeritus Membership status. Upon approval by the Board of Directors, such members shall be entitled to all privileges of a General Member for life, with exemption from payment of dues, except that they are not eligible for election as an Officer or Director within the Society.
Any member who has retired from the cosmetic industry and
is over 55 years of age, and has been a dues paying member
in good standing for 15 years, may apply for Retired Membership
status. Upon acceptance, Retired members are entitled to all
privileges of a General Member, except that they may not hold
elected office within the Society or its Chapters. Half dues.
General members who have achieved full maturity in the profession,
as evidenced by a record of outstanding achievement and leadership
may be elected a Fellow of the Society by the Board of Directors
upon recommendation by the Fellow Certification Committee.
Granted by the Board of Directors to individuals for distinguished
service to the Industry.