Join/Renew Membership for SCC

Become part of our community of dedicated professional and student members today — join now.

New Members

Download Member ApplicationNew SCC Members may register online or download a writable .PDF membership application and email to Colleen Daddino at cdaddino@scconline.org. All major credit cards are accepted. Please use this form to type all your information. Once complete, please save the file on your computer, then email Colleen Daddino at cdaddino@scconline.org or fax it to (212) 668-1504. The Society prefers typed applications over handwritten for ease of processing. Incomplete applications will delay the processing of your membership.

Existing SCC Members

Current SCC Members can easily renew online. Please take the time to renew your membership today to avoid reinstatement fees and any interruption in benefits.

Membership

Join the oldest and largest association focused on cosmetic science education — Membership with the SCC is for one calendar year (beginning January 1 – December 31).

The Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) is a nonprofit membership organization covering the full spectrum of cosmetic science. Our nearly 6,000 global membership is comprised of industry professionals and academics working in all fields of cosmetic science. By joining the Society, members broaden their knowledge and take advantage of myriad opportunities, both on the national level and at Chapter meetings and events, to network and exchange ideas.

Read our Membership Brochure for descriptions of membership types, benefits, and more!

To join the Society, click the button on the left to complete our online. Should you need a printed version of the member application, please email Colleen Daddino, our Manager, Member and Chapter Relations at cdaddino@scconline.org. New applications typically take 2-3 weeks for approval.

If you have submitted an application and plan to register for an SCC event, please contact Colleen as she will work to expedite the process and allow you to register at the member rate

Current SCC Members can easily renew online. Please take the time to renew your membership today to avoid reinstatement fees and any interruption in benefits. If you have difficulty renewing, please contact Colleen Daddino.

To renew, the following dues are required by December 31st: General Members & National Affiliates ($155 USD), Student Members ($38.75 USD), Junior Members ($77.50 USD), Retired Members ($77.50 USD).

 


 

Types of Membership & Initial Application Fee
(NEW MEMBERS ONLY)

 

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP

Available to persons who are engaged in scientific or technical work in the cosmetics and toiletries industry or in related governmental or academic areas. In possession of at least a Bachelor’s Degree in chemical, physical, medical, pharmaceutical, biological or related sciences and technology. | See below for application fees

 

NATIONAL AFFILIATE

Available to persons interested in the objective of the Society but do not currently meet qualifications for General Membership. (Please note: After five consecutive years in good standing, Affiliates are automatically upgraded to General Members). | See below for application fees

 

JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP

Available to persons interested in a career in the cosmetic and personal care industry, who holds an undergraduate degree and currently pursuing a post-graduate degree. Junior Membership dues are half of General and Affiliate Member dues. | See below for application fees

 

STUDENT MEMBERSHIP – Free to join!

Available to fully matriculated undergraduate student at a recognized college/university. Sponsored by the NextGen Initiative, the first calendar year of student membership is free. After the first year, Student Membership dues are a quarter of General and Affiliate Member dues.

 Learn more about NextGen here.

EDUCATOR MEMBERSHIP

Available to persons who are a full-time educator (includes dean, teacher, professor or general educator) from an accredited educational institution related to the cosmetic sciences, including, but not limited to the disciplines of chemistry, pharmacy, chemical engineering, business law or general business. Educator Membership dues are half of General and Affiliate Member dues. | See below for application fees

MEMBERSHIP CHANGES – UPON APPROVAL

EMERITUS MEMBERSHIP

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.

 

RETIRED MEMBERSHIP

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.

FELLOW MEMBERSHIP

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.

HONORARY MEMBERSHIP

Granted by the Board of Directors to individuals for distinguished service to the Industry.


APPLICATION FEES FOR GENERAL MEMBERSHIP & NATIONAL AFFILIATE:

  • Join date: Jan. 1st – Jun. 30th = application fee $155
    (membership valid through December 31st of CURRENT YEAR)

  • Join date: Jul. 1st – Sept. 30th = application fee $77.50
    (membership valid through December 31st of CURRENT YEAR)

  • Join date: Oct. 1st – Dec. 31st = application fee $155
    (membership valid through December 31st of the FOLLOWING YEAR)

APPLICATION FEES FOR EDUCATOR & JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP:

  • Join date: Jan. 1st – Jun. 30th = application fee $77.50
    (membership valid through December 31st of CURRENT YEAR)

  • Join date: Jul. 1st – Sept. 30th = application fee $38.75
    (membership valid through December 31st of CURRENT YEAR)

  • Join date: Oct. 1st – Dec. 31st = application fee $77.50
    (membership valid through December 31st of the FOLLOWING YEAR)

Please note: Membership dues must be renewed yearly and all sales are final (dues renewals are non-refundable!)
Annual membership dues are payable to the Society of Cosmetic Chemists Headquarters in US Dollars only. Upon approval of your application, you will be assigned a “home” chapter based on your geographic location. Your SCC membership gives you member discount access to events and classes at all 19 chapters throughout the United States and Canada. There is not an option to join a local chapter only, as your membership is with the SCC association as a whole.

 

Please contact us with questions

Membership status varies depending on the current status and career path of each individual. Please contact a member of the Society staff if you have any questions on the above categories of membership.