A Life Member is an individual who has made a lifetime commitment to ASCE and the civil engineering profession by remaining a member for the full length of their professional career.
DUES: currently exempt
The rules to become a Life Member are scheduled to change beginning with the 2022 membership year.
All members meeting the qualifications to become a new Life Member will be contacted via email or printed letter. Prospective Life Members will respond when they are retired and be moved into the Life Membership category.
DUES (2022 and beyond): Life Members will be required to pay 50% of standard Society dues rate.
Note: Life Members who reside outside the US will also qualify for the same
World Bank classification-based discount as they would if a non-retired member.
If approved, all changes will take effect for the 2022 membership year.
The dues change will impact future Life Members and all current Life Members excluding Distinguished Members, those who purchased a Lifetime Service Fee prior to 2018, and those who participate in the ASCE 10 or 20-year Level Term Life Insurance program.
Changes to the Life Member criteria will apply to anyone who seeking Life Member status as of 2022.
The new requirements are as follows:
Life Membership is a category of membership available to ASCE members who meet the following requirements:
Yes, the new Life Member dues include a hard copy subscription to
As has been the case in the past, Life Members who reside outside the US will need to pay an additional international shipping fee of $39 to receive the print magazine, a reduction of $50.
Any Life Member who has purchased and maintains 10 or 20 year Level Term Life Insurance is exempt from additional dues payments. Please contact
or Customer Service at
for more information.
For all others, membership is a requirement of the ASCE Life Insurance program.