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The ISTA Membership categories:

-  Member Laboratory
-  Personal Member
-  Associate Member
-  Industry Member

ISTA Membership Application Form [including Membership fee information]

A Member Laboratory is a laboratory engaged in the testing of seed which supports the Association and its objectives and is admitted by the Association.

The Member Laboratory can participate in the ISTA Proficiency Test Programme, and once accredited by ISTA, be authorised to issue ISTA International Seed Analysis Certificates.

Once admitted as a member, the Member Laboratory is entitled to free online multi-user access to the 'International Rules for Seed Testing', and a free online multi-user subscription to 'Seed Science and Technology'. The Member Laboratory also receives, through its Personal Member, ISTA Handbooks and proceedings published after admission, and the ISTA newsletter 'Seed Testing International'. Additional copies of ISTA publications which pre-date the membership can also be purchased at the Member's reduced price.

A Member Laboratory membership also includes that for one Personal Member, whose postal address has to be the same as that of the laboratory. A Member Laboratory usually nominates the Personal Member to be its representative in the affairs of the Association. The Personal Member may be designated by their Designated Authority as a Designated Member, and be authorised to execute the country/distinct economy's voting right on behalf of its Government at ISTA Ordinary Meetings.

All staff members of the Member Laboratory receive priority for any ISTA event and can benefit from the reduced membership registration fees for ISTA Congresses, Ordinary Meetings, Symposia and Workshops.

A Personal Member is a person engaged in the science and practice of seed testing or in the technical control of such activities and who supports the Association and its objectives and is admitted by the Association.

A Personal Member is entitled to free online single-user access to the 'International Rules for Seed Testing', and a free online single-user subscription to 'Seed Science and Technology'. A Personal Member also receives ISTA Handbooks and proceedings that are published after admission as Member, and the ISTA newsletter 'Seed Testing International'. Additional copies of ISTA publications which predate the membership can also be purchased at the Member's reduced price.

A Personal Member receives priority at any ISTA event and can benefit from the reduced membership registration fees for ISTA Congresses, Ordinary Meetings, Symposia and Workshops. A Personal Member may be designated by their Designated Authority as a Designated Member, and be authorised to execute the country/distinct economy's voting right on behalf of its Government at ISTA Ordinary Meetings.

An Associate Member is a person who is not a Personal Member, but who supports the Association and its objectives, and is admitted by the Association.

An Associate Member receives 'Seed Testing International' and has priority for membership of an ISTA Technical Committee over individuals who are not ISTA Members.

An Associate Member can purchase the ISTA Handbooks, proceedings, and single-user online access to the 'International Rules for Seed Testing' at the reduced membership price, and can benefit from the reduced membership registration fees for ISTA Congresses, Ordinary Meetings, Symposia and Workshops.

An Associate Member cannot become a Designated Member and therefore cannot vote at ISTA Meetings or hold office in the Association.

An Industry Member is an organisation which supports the Association and its objectives, and through paying an annual fee, provides sponsorship to the Association. 

An Industry Member is any entity which supports the Association and its objectives, pays an appropriate annual fee to the Association, and is admitted by the Association.  The Industry Membership fee depends on the number of employees.
To apply for ISTA Membership complete the Membership Application Form and submit to the ISTA Secretariat.

 


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STI 154 October 2017
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