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ISM Professional Plus Membership

This level includes membership in The Institute for Supply Management (ISM), the ISM-CV affiliate and the local chapter nearest your location. The majority of ISM-CV members join at this level.

Professional Plus Membership in ISM-CV carries the highest level of member benefits including:

  • Reduced member rates for all ISM–CV trade shows, conferences and seminars.
  • Free Access to ISM–CV Job Opportunity postings.
  • Free Access to the ISM–CV Video Tape Library.
  • Special member-only discounts for ISM’s world-class educational resources and seminars.
  • Eligibility for the Tom Hall Practitioner Scholarship (after completion of one full year of membership.
  • Annual subscription to Inside Supply Management, ISM’s monthly magazine published exclusively for members, containing articles and information on emerging trends and issues affecting purchasing and supply management professionals.
  • Voting rights in ISM, the ISM-CV affiliate and the local chapter.
  • Eligibility to hold office on the ISM-CV Board of Directors or serve as a committee chair.
  • Unlimited access to members-only areas on the award-winning ISM web site.
  • Includes searchable databases of purchasing-related information and national employment listings.
  • Free copies of all research reports published by the Center for Advanced Purchasing Studies (CAPS). CAPS produces focus, benchmark and best practices studies to help you strategize, measure yourself against others, and achieve your goals (copies available to members upon request).
  • Development of leadership skills through participation in district, affiliate, chapter or national committees. ISM provides members the opportunity to network with other purchasing and supply management professionals.

ISM Professional Plus Membership costs $265 for the first year, $225 annually after the first year. Join online.

Associate Membership

Associate Membership is available only if your employer is represented by AT LEAST one Regular or Full membership in ISM-CV. An Associate membership carries no voting rights, and Associate members may not hold office in the organization and may not chair the Professional Development, Membership Activities or Public Relations Committees.

Associate Membership is permitted when your employer has at least one dues-paying Regular Member in ISM-CV. Benefits include:

  • Reduced member rates for all ISM–CV and local chapter meetings and seminars.
  • Free Access to ISM–CV Job Opportunity postings.
  • Free Access to the ISM–CV Video Tape Library.
  • Eligibility for the Tom Hall Practitioner Scholarship (after completion of one full year of membership.
  • Eligibility to serve on ISM-CV and local chapter committees.

To join as an Associate Member, contact ISM Customer Service at 800-888-6276, Option #8.

Chapter-Only Membership

Chapter-only members have access to chapter meetings at published rates, and receive invitations to ISM-CV quarterly meetings and seminars but must register at non-member rates, except when the local chapter hosts an event for ISM-CV.

Membership at the Chapter-only level includes:

  • Monthly evening meetings and programs with local professionals at posted rates
  • Invitations to ISM-CV quarterly meetings and seminars (at non-member rates, unless the chapter serves as the event host, then member rates apply).
  • Eligibility to serve on chapter committees, and chapter board of directors (excluding chapter president).
  • Subscription to the chapter’s newsletter.

The membership fee is $45 per year.

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