Membership Application

Membership Fee

Professional membership is $395 to join and $395 to renew.  All memberships include one local chapter. If there is not a local chapter in your area, your membership will be 'At-Large'. Additional Chapters can be added for $50.00 each.  All NACE memberships are individual and may not be shared by other employees.

Note:  Student membership (proof of full time student enrollment in a industry hospitality program required) information and applications are available by contacting the NACE Headquarters office at (410) 290-5410 or email.


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Corporate Membership

Corporate membership is available to employees of businesses who maintain a minimum of four professional memberships at the corporate rate of $295 each. This membership category is made available to businesses with four or more people at the same company and same location or same accounting home. The company must maintain at least four members at all times. 

Legacy Membership

Legacy membership allows dedicated NACE members to receive a discounted annual rate as reward and recognition for years of membership and dedication to the industry. To apply, you must be a current member in good standing, have been a member for at least 15 years, and be 60 years old or older.

Student Membership 

Student Membership is limited to individuals enrolled as a full-time or part-time student in a post-secondary educational program who intend to begin a career in the catering and events industry. 

The student rate is available for no more than five (5) years in an undergraduate academic program and no more than three (3) in a graduate program, as long as the student provides annual proof of enrollment. 

The Fine Print…

  • All NACE memberships are individual and held specifically in the name of the member.

  • Memberships are inclusive of a national membership and one local chapter membership. Additional local chapter membership is available at $50 each.

  • If no chapter exists near the member, the member will be considered "at-large."

  • Memberships are non-refundable.

  • Student members may serve on committees, but they may not vote, hold office or serve on the Board of Directors

Replacement Membership

While NACE membership belongs to whomever pays the membership dues, if a membership is paid by a company, the company may choose to transfer the time remaining on the membership from one employee to another. The employee who is replaced is considered to be a prospective member (but keeps their original id#) and the new member will be assigned a new profile # with all of the time from the original member.  There must be at least 90 days remaining on the original membership (does not include 30 day grace period) to qualify for the transfer.  Applies to professional memberships and corporate memberships only. To request a replacement, please complete the Membership Replacement Form.


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