The Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) is a nonprofit membership organization covering the full spectrum of cosmetic science. Our 5,700 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.Programs and PrivilegesAPPLICATION 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 $160(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 $82.50(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.TYPES OF MEMBERSHIP & INITIAL APPLICATION FEE(NEW MEMBERS ONLY)GENERAL MEMBERSHIPAvailable 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 above for application feesNATIONAL AFFILIATEAvailable 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 above for application fees JUNIOR MEMBERSHIPAvailable 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 above for application fees STUDENT MEMBERSHIP – Free to join!Available to fully matriculated undergraduate student at a recognized college/university. Sponsored by the 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.EDUCATOR MEMBERSHIPAvailable 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 above for application feesMEMBERSHIP CHANGES – UPON APPROVALEMERITUS MEMBERSHIPAny 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 MEMBERSHIPAny 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 MEMBERSHIPGeneral 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 MEMBERSHIPGranted by the Board of Directors to individuals for distinguished service to the Industry.