Student Membership

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Student Membership

Students, take your first step into becoming a professional by becoming a NACE member. Nearly 24 student sections worldwide connect you with industry professionals, potential employers, and the resources you need to build your network and begin a successful career in the corrosion industry.

Transitioning from student to professional?

Become an Individual NACE member at a discount and enhance your career.

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$20 USD Annually

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Must provide proof of enrollment annually to join and renew, up to a maximum of 7 years. Be enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited university or college (12 hours undergraduate, 9 hours graduate or above).


Learn the latest technology or advancements in your field of interest through educational programs designed by industry leaders.


Download NACE resources such as our globally recognized standards, reports, and conference papers.


Connect with industry professionals and potential employers through your Section, the sponsoring Section, through any industry events, or through the NACE Career Center.

Reduced membership dues

Students qualify for a reduced membership rate of $20 USD annually.


Apply for scholarships and travel assistance from the NACE Foundation.


Download NACE resources such as standards, reports, and conference papers.


Connect with industry professionals through your sponsoring section, events, and the NACE Career Center.


Receive discounts on registration, classes, and publications. Additional discounts are available through NACE affinity program partners.


Apply classroom knowledge to a real-world problem when you participate in the only corrosion-focused student design competition. Learn more at


Read the latest issues of Materials Performance, NACE’s official publication and the leading resource for corrosion professionals, or CORROSION Journal, the industry's premier research journal featuring peer-reviewed articles.