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Joining AIChE gives you access to an amazing network of top professionals in chemical engineering in addition to providing a host of other valuable member benefits.

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Regardless of your career stage, AIChE membership is one of the best ways to meet accomplished chemical engineers and tap into our deep reserve of specialized information.

AIChE Explorer

Get started with AIChE Explorer! Try out the benefits of a membership without committing to the full rate.
$72 /yr

AIChE Explorer membership includes:

  • Partial Access to CEP (1 article per mo.)
  • Academy Online Courses (Grants 1 free code to an online course for member rates)
  • Credits for Academy Webinars (Live & On-Demand) - 3 credits
  • Partial Access to AIChE Engage
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Learn more about the tools we offer to make the most out of your membership, personal knowledge and career growth.

The Definitive Resource for Engineering Education

At every stage of your career, AIChE Academy is the definitive resource engineers use to sharpen their professional skills. We offer up-to-date courses and webinars in chemical engineering, process and hydrogen safety, bioengineering, sustainability, professional development, and many more. AIChE members receive discounts on courses and credits to take webinars.
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Engage Online Directory and Networking

Cultivate meaningful professional relationships through AIChE Engage, the mobile-friendly platform where you can connect with other members. Create and build an AIChE member profile and discuss relevant topics.

Career Discovery

Gain insight into the next step in your engineering career with AIChE Career Discovery. Start with our workshop or get help with building your resume. We offer tools for job search, career coaching, networking, interviewing, and career insights through Career Engineer.
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Knovel eLibrary

Find engineering best practices and enhance foundational knowledge on various engineering topics using the AIChE collection from Knovel® which includes access to over 250 technical handbooks, material property numeric search, interactive chemical engineering equations, extensive chemical property databases, and more. Video support videos and tips are available.

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CEP, Journals, and Books


AIChE Pro Membership offers access to Chemical Engineering Progress (CEP), AIChE's flagship publication. AIChE Pro members can access it in print, online, and our mobile app. AIChE Explorer members get access to one article per month.

Journals, Books, and Newsletters

Enjoy discounts on AIChE’s extensive collection of journals and books, providing an unequaled information resource for chemical engineers in every field. Receive the AIChExchange and AIChE SmartBrief Newsletters in your inbox.

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Divisions, Forums, and Technical Entities:

You'll find unprecedented opportunities to expand your professional networks, gather information, engage your community, and further your development through participation in AIChE's divisions, forums, and other technical entities. All members can join forums. Divisions are open to AIChE Pro members.

Local Sections:

Worldwide, AIChE's grassroots groups provide unique opportunities for leadership, affiliation, personal and professional growth and leadership in your local community. And if you don't have access to one near you, join the Virtual Local Section.

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Services and Discounts

As an AIChE member, you can avail of a family of financial products and services, insurance, discounts on travel, shopping, UPS, Dell Computer, Office Depot, and others. See details below in member insurance options and member discounts.
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Member Insurance Solutions

You’ll receive member-exclusive group rates and flexible coverage options to fit your budget and your needs. The #1 priority of the AIChE Insurance Program is to provide members with relevant, quality insurance products and services.
Business Coverage—Liability Insurance for Chemical Engineering Professionals
ChE Consultant, Part-time consultant ...or thinking about it? Reduce your risks, protect your income and assets with a solid E&O Plan. Custom written by and for Chemical Engineers and chemical professionals, this policy is underwritten by Lloyds of London.  Affordable liability policies are offered to chemical engineers, chemical engineering educators, chemists, and professionals who are AIChE members. 

AIChE Life Insurance
AIChE Term Life Insurance may be the easiest way to help make sure your family has the appropriate financial security. You have access to three coverages designed exclusively for Chemical Engineers, up to $2,000,000 of coverage, all at member-exclusive group rates which you can lock in for up to 20 years .

AIChE Preferred Dentists
As an AIChE member, you and your family can take advantage of the Preferred Dentist Program (PDP Plan) through the AIChE Insurance Program, underwritten by MetLife. With our popular plan, you get not only guaranteed acceptance and affordability, but also a focus on quality preventative care and freedom of choice. Overview of Coverage for the PDP Plan:
  • Guaranteed acceptance for you, your spouse, and dependent children
  • Coverage is immediate
  • Freedom to select the dentist of your choice
  • Additional savings* when visiting a participating
  • Pre-Treatment Estimates available
  • Coverage for more than 100 procedures at the dentist or specialist of your choice.

AIChE Health Insurance
AIChE Health Insurance Plans give you access to Dental and Vision plans and health options to review on the Aon-Stride Health Exchange. Comprehensive coverage and economical group rates will help you take care of your most precious asset—you. The AIChE plans offered include cancer, dental plans, long-term-care insurance, and medicare supplemental.

AIChE Disability Insurance
Everything depends on your ability to earn an income. Should you become disabled and unable to return to work, your ability to pay your mortgage, set aside funds for your children’s education and plan for retirement could be at risk. Disability insurance is one of the most important and yet most overlooked coverages in many financial portfolios. Help put your income safety net in place today with the AIChE Group Disability Insurance.

Accidental Death & Dismemberment
The AIChE Group Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance offers you an extra layer of protection at members-exclusive rates. Members and their families are guaranteed coverage.

AIChE Insurance Self-Service Center and Contact Info
The AIChE Self-Service Center is now available 24 hours a day, seven days a week so you can manage your account online, whenever and wherever you choose. The online service makes it easy to manage your account for the AIChE Coverages - all on your time – without the hassles of added paperwork.  

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In-depth Comparison of our membership types

AIChE Explorer
Access to Physical & App
1 Free designated article / mo
eLibrary Knovel
Newsletters - SmartBrief & Exchange
Member Discounts
Non-member rates with a one time discount of 10% on either book or a journal
Member Discounts
Access to purchase journal subscriptions
White Papers
Non-member rates with a one time discount of 10% on either book or a journal
Webinars - Live and On-Demand
Unlimited Credits
3 Webinar Credits
Online Courses
Member Rates
Non-member rates with one time member rate purchase
In-Person Courses
Member Rates
Non-member rates with one time member rate purchase
Local Sections
Conference Registration
Member Rates
Non-member rates
Divisions & Forums
Not allowed to join Divisions, but allowed to join Forums
Technical Entities
AIChE Engage
AIChE Engage connects AIChE members with each other and their chemical engineering communities. Get started below by logging in, updating your profile, and participating in discussions.

Limited Access
Career Engineer
Whether you're a student looking for an internship, a young professional looking for your first chemical engineering job or a seasoned engineer looking to breathe new life into your career, AIChE offers a variety of options to help guide you.
Virtual Job Fairs
Insurance Offerings
Member Discounts
Member Discounts
Life Insurance Offerings
Dental Plan Offerings
Health Insurance Offerings
Disability Insurance Offerings
Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance Offerings
Professional Liability Insurance Offerings
Personal Services Offerings

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the AIChE Pro Member grades?
AIChE Pro members enjoy the exclusive privileges and benefits of AIChE membership and shall also have the privileges of nominating and voting for officers and directors. They shall also have the privileges of holding office and of voting on amendments to this Constitution after 4 years as a member (a 4-year member). Graduate students and early-career professionals purchasing the AIChE Pro Membership also receive Pro Member Benefits. Below are some specific designations of AIChE Pro Membership.

Senior Members

If you are currently a professional member of AIChE, you may want to consider becoming a senior member. Senior members have the privilege of holding office, voting on amendments to the Constitution, nominating and voting for officers and directors. Being a Senior Member is a prerequisite for becoming an AIChE Fellow. A member may, after regular application and election, become a Senior Member.

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Fellow is AIChE's highest grade of membership and is achieved only through election by the AIChE BOD, generally upon recommendation of the AIChE Admissions Committee through whom all nominations for election to Fellow are processed.A senior sember who has satisfied the Fellow Bylaw requirements and has demonstrated significant accomplishments in, and contributions to, the profession may be nominated for consideration to be elected Fellow.

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Are AIChE Pro rates different for recent graduates and graduate students?

Early Career Professionals

AIChE Early Career Professionals - New B.S. Graduates have graduated from an undergraduate institution, new to the working world, can save on their AIChE Pro Membership based on the year they graduated.
  • Graduated within the current year: $25
  • Graduated 1 year ago: $50
  • Graduated 2 years ago: $100
  • Graduated 3 years ago: $150
After 5 years, early-career professionals will pay the regular AIChE Pro Membership rate.

Graduate and PhD Students

Graduate students working on Master's or PhD students, pursuing a career in chemical engineering or related engineering degrees save on Graduate Student membership.
  • Graduate Student $50/yr
  • Post-doctoral Researcher $75/yr
I am an undergraduate student. Where do I find my rates and benefits?
Undergraduate student members enjoy the exclusive privileges and benefits that are common to all classes of membership, but not the privileges of nominating, voting, and holding office. A student member may not retain this class of membership beyond the end of the calendar year in which he or she is last enrolled as a student. Undergraduate students enjoy sponsored membership at no cost thanks to AIChE's ScaleUp program.

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If I join AIChE as an Explorer Member, can I upgrade to a Pro Member at a later date?
Yes! If you are an AIChE Explorer Member, you can upgrade to an AIChE Pro Membership by calling our customer service department. Call 800-242-4363 in the U.S. and +1-203-702-7660 outside the US. You can also email
Is it possible to downgrade my membership from AIChE Pro to AIChE Explorer?
No. The AIChE Explorer Membership type is designed for professionals who would like to try out AIChE Membership at a lower rate and reduced benefit levels. Current AIChE Pro Members are not eligible to downgrade their membership to the AIChE Explorer level.
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