Membership Information : Membership Levels

Secure Technology Alliance Membership Levels

Secure Technology Alliance membership period starts on the first day of the month that the completed membership agreement is received and runs for 12 months. Renewal notices are sent approximately 45 days prior to the one year anniversary date.


Leadership Council PLUS Membership – Annual Dues US $18,000

This newest level of membership offers the most advantages for organizations that desire full benefits in the Secure Technology Alliance and the U.S. Payments Forum, all for one single membership fee. Leadership Council PLUS members have equal standing to Leadership Council members in every way, with additional cross-organizational rights in the U.S. Payments Forum that are not available at the Leadership Council level. This membership level is open to any firm, partnership, incorporated industry association, or governmental body. Individuals are not eligible to join at this level.

Leadership Council PLUS members have the following benefits and privileges:

Leadership Council – Annual Dues US $12,000

Leadership Council members hold voting seats on the Secure Technology Alliance Board of Directors and chair the various Industry Councils. Leadership Council members are showcased in all Alliance activities to promote their companies’ industry leadership and have priority for participation in and direction of Alliance conferences, webinars, workshops, and other organizational activities.  Leadership Council members serve as committee members and participate on a regular basis to help shape the Alliance.

Leadership Council Members are eligible for all special working group meetings and advisory panel groups where the Alliance may bring in special political, legislative, or technical experts to discuss industry issues and problems regarding the industry. Additionally, Leadership Council Members can be invited to provide Alliance industry perspective at input sessions or educational sessions.

Leadership Council Benefits:

General Member – Annual Dues US $5,000

Secure Technology Alliance General Membership is open to any non-government organization that is interested in the supporting the mission of the Secure Technology Alliance. General Members make up the majority of the Alliance membership. Typically, these organizations are committed leaders in their respective markets but do not possess the financial or personnel resources to participate at the Leadership Council level.  General members are invited to participate in all Alliance activities, attending conferences and member meetings and participating in Industry Councils and Work Groups.

General Member Benefits:

Government Membership – Annual Dues US $1,750

Secure Technology Alliance Government Membership is open to any federal, state, or local government agency or government-run public authority (e.g., public transit agency). Government members are invited to participate in all Alliance activities, attending conferences and member meetings and participating in Industry Councils and Work Groups.

Government Member Benefits:

University Membership – Annual Dues US $1,750

Secure Technology Alliance University Membership is open to any not-for-profit post-secondary college or university. University Members are invited to participate in all Alliance activities, attending conferences and member meetings and participating in Industry Councils and Work Groups.

University Member Benefits:

Associate Member Level – Annual Dues US $1,200

The Associate Membership level is open to individual consultants or contractors who are not full-time or part-time employees of a public or privately-held company or government agency. Associate Member applicants who meet the qualifications must be approved by a majority vote of the Board of Directors. Associate Members are invited to participate in all Alliance activities, attending conferences and member meetings and participating in Industry Councils and Work Groups.

Associate Member Benefits: