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A Laboratory Member is a laboratory engaged in the testing of seed, which supports ISTA’s objectives.
  • Your laboratory can participate in the Proficiency Test Programme, and once accredited by ISTA, is authorised to issue ISTA Certificates.
  • Your laboratory is entitled to free online, multi-user access to the International Rules for Seed Testing.
  • Your laboratory will receive the bi-annual news bulletin Seed Testing International.
  • Your laboratory can purchase ISTA publications at the members’ reduced price.
  • Laboratory membership allows for one Personal Member, whose postal address must be the same as that of the laboratory. This person can be the representative of the Member Laboratory in ISTA affairs and will receive a copy of newly published ISTA handbooks, free of charge upon release.
  • The Member Laboratory representative may be appointed by their Designated Authority to become an ISTA 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 booking at any ISTA Events and benefit from reduced registration fees for ISTA Congresses, Ordinary Meetings, Symposia and Workshops.
ISTA Laboratory Membership annual fee for 2020*:  5 214 Swiss Francs (CHF)
Additional accreditation fee (applies to accredited laboratories only):  1 224 (CHF)

To apply for ISTA Membership complete the Membership Application Form and submit to the ISTA Secretariat.
Application Form


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