Membership Types

Thank you for your interest in membership with NACE! NACE offers a variety of membership types to help fit your needs and level of experience. All national memberships include one local chapter membership. Additional chapters may be added for $50/chapter. Memberships are renewable annually based on anniversary date.   











Our most popular membership type. For individuals who are employed in the catering, event, or hospitality industries. 





Employees of businesses who maintain memberships for two or more individuals.





Current members who are at least 60 years old and who have maintained membership for at least 15 consecutive years. Please email [email protected] to confirm eligibility.





Full-time employees of non-profit 501(c)3, (c)4, (c)5 and (c)6 organizations. Proof of non-profit status is required with application. Note: 501(c)7 NOT eligible





Employees of NACE partner companies.





Full-time students in accredited college or university hospitality programs. Twelve credit minimum; proof of enrollment required.**

Young Professional




Individuals under 30 years of age who are employed in the catering, event, or hospitality industries. Copy of photo ID required.

* Professional membership is our default membership type. All other types are discounted based on the criteria listed in each description.  ** Student members may serve on committees, but they may not vote, hold office, or serve on the Board of Directors. This membership rate is available for no more than five (5) years in an undergraduate academic program and no more than three (3) in a graduate program, as long as the member provides annual proof of the full-time enrollment qualification.   

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  • All NACE memberships are individual and held specifically in the name of the member.

  • Memberships are inclusive of a national membership and one local chapter membership.

  • Additional local chapter membership is available at $50 each.

  • If no chapter exists near the member, the member will be considered "At-large."

  • Memberships are non-refundable.

    Processing: Completed online membership applications will be processed within 2-3 business days. Please do not attempt to register for events or obtain other NACE benefits until your membership is approved.  Replacement Membership: NACE membership belongs to whomever pays the membership dues. If a membership is paid by a company, the company may choose to transfer the membership from one employee to another. The employee who is replaced is considered to be a transitional member (details below) and the new member will take over the membership, including the paid through date. To request a replacement, please fill out the Membership Replacement Form. Transitional Membership: Transitional members will retain membership benefits for 90 days after a company request to transfer benefits, compliments of NACE. Membership must be renewed within the 90 day grace period in order to maintain membership without having to reapply. To renew your membership, log in and click My Invoices.