Frequently Asked Questions: IPC Membership

How do I become an IPC member?
To become an IPC member, you would need to complete the IPC Online Membership Application and choose the appropriate membership type. IPC membership is company site based. Individuals at member company sites receive member benefits when participating in IPC programs. If your company has never been an IPC member, you could be eligible to get 50% off your first year!

Are there requirements for becoming an IPC member?
To qualify for a membership, you need to be part of a company in the electronics industry. Memberships are sold to companies, not individuals. In addition, if your company has multiple locations (sites) and wishes to receive membership benefits at multiple locations, you need to register and purchase membership for each site. IPC also offers enterprise membership for companies with multisite locations who want every employee at every location to receive IPC member benefits.


What are different types of membership offered by IPC?

  • Classic MembershipIPC’s classic membership provides core benefits to all employees at a company site/location:
    • One single-user download of each new or revised IPC standard
    • Up to 50% discount on IPC standards and publications
    • Advocacy updates and events, including policy maker visits to your location
    • Wisdom Wednesday webcast series led by industry experts
    • Significant discount on certification, education, event registration exhibiting and sponsorship
    • 24/7 online access to members-only resources
    • Brand-building tools
  • Enterprise Membership—For companies that recognize the importance of giving multiple company sites access to IPC membership benefits, the Enterprise Package provides Classic Membership to employees at all global locations, plus additional discounts, complimentary admission to bi-weekly webinars and registration discounts for all official IPC events in North America and Europe.

How does IPC define “site” or “location” for membership?
Site means one singular physical location, i.e. building. This means that a facility with two buildings across the street from one another with two different addresses are two sites.

How does IPC charge membership for a campus? 
A facility with two buildings on the same campus with two different addresses or building numbers are considered two sites.

How much does IPC membership cost?

How do I take advantage of the discount for a new membership? 
Fill out the membership application. It will automatically reflect the discount. Your past membership status will be verified before the membership becomes active.

What if I am not sure my site/location has been a member before? 
Contact membership@ipc.org to verify your membership history. If you have a previous membership history with IPC, the first-time, first-year membership rate will not apply.

Does the first time, first year discount apply to Government, Education, Consultant, or Sales Under $5M rates?
Yes – provided no sites have been members before.

What if I want to join as an Enterprise member but some sites have been members before? 
You are not eligible for this offer. We encourage you to reach out to your MSA to discuss your options.

Does the discount apply to Government, Education, Consultant, or Sales Under $5M rates? 
Yes.

Can I combine membership dues discounts?
The 50% off the first-time, first year promotion applies to all sites included in the initial purchase. You can save 10% on future years by choosing a multiple-year membership. The 50% discount will only apply to the first year.

If I purchase a multiple-year membership as a new member, does the discount apply to all years? 
The 50% discount will only apply to the first year. You can save 10% on future years by purchasing multiple-year membership.

Will my membership ever expire? If so, when?
IPC offers one-year and multiple-year membership. Please contact our Member Support team at membership@ipc.org to find out the exact expiration date of your current membership.

How can we pay for membership?
Membership is effective upon receipt of your company's application and dues payment and can be renewed annually. All fees are in U.S. dollars. We accept credit card payments, check and wire transfer.  Purchase Orders are not accepted to establish membership. See detailed payment instructions.

How can a member update contact information?
Changes to your contact or company information, can be updated by contacting dataentry@ipc.org

Can I, as an IPC Member, see the list of all IPC member companies?
In compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which became effective on May 25, 2018, we have replaced the information at this link - http://www.ipc.org/MembersOnly/IPCMembershipDirectory.aspx. You can now access information on IPC members who have opted in to being listed on IPC Global Marketplace. In the search ‘advanced options,’ select “IPC Member” to see only IPC member companies in your results. View the IPC privacy policy.

My member company information is incorrectly listed on the Global Marketplace.  How can I update the information?
Each company designee is able to edit their company listing by logging in to https://ipc.multiview.com/.

How do I become a WHMA member?
WHMA membership is included with IPC membership. To become an IPC member, apply online.  Read more on WHMA and IPC benefits.