Members of the AOAC Sub-Saharan Africa Section will automatically receive Membership to the AOAC INTERNATIONAL. Members receive complimentary subscriptions to online versions of Journal of AOAC INTERNATIONAL and Inside Laboratory Management as well as discounts on:

  • Free Journal of AOAC INTERNATIONAL (online)
  • Inside Laboratory Management magazine (online)
  • Annual Section Meeting registration discount
  • Training course registration
  • Free access to the Official Methods of Analysis (print and online) – Will need to apply to the AOAC SSA Section Membership Committee as only a fixed number of free access passes will be granted.

benefits from
Membership to the AOAC INTERNATIONAL
provides opportunities to increase technical knowledge, build leadership
skills, broaden professional and career horizons, tap into valuable scientific
networks and save money on AOAC meetings and publications.

Today AOAC’s membership encompasses
individuals from more than 90 countries, working in industry, government and
academia. These individuals are laboratory managers, analytical chemists,
microbiologists, toxicologists, forensic scientists, food scientists and
management executives.

Grow professionally
Engagement with AOAC provides valuable leadership and networking opportunities. Throughout the year, AOAC hosts meetings, workshops, and regional Section events, which offer the chance to get to know other AOAC members, build and expand professional contacts, and learn more about analytical sciences.

Advance professionally by participating
in voluntary consensus Stakeholder Panels, Working Groups, Expert Review
Panels, committees and task forces where decisions are being made and global
standards are being developed that affect entire industries.

Access Methods Online
Members receive an 85 percent discount or more on online access to the Official Methods of Analysis, the most comprehensive and reliable collection of chemical and microbiological methods available in the world today.

Collaborate Technically
Joining a Technical Division allows members to tailor programs and activities to meet their unique professional needs. Involvement in technical divisions is optional. Each technical division is field specific and provides members a forum for networking and collaboration within their specialty area.
• The Technical Division for Laboratory Management (TDLM) 
• The Technical Division on Reference Materials (TDRM)

To be eligible for membership, applicants must have a degree in science, or equivalent as approved by the Section Board of Directors, an interest in supporting and furthering the purpose and goals of AOAC, and be engaged, or have been engaged, directly or indirectly, in a field relevant to the purpose of the Association.

Terms and Conditions
Individual memberships are non-transferable and remain in the individual’s name for the life of membership. Member benefits, including those accessed online, are provided exclusively to the individual member whose name appears on the membership card. Please do not share your login username and password with others. If you violate any of the terms, AOAC INTERNATIONAL reserves the right in its sole discretion to suspend or terminate your access to the online service immediately without notice, in addition to any other available remedies.

If you are a member of the Sub-Saharan Africa Section, please click here for the printable membership application.

Membership dues 

  • Annual Dues – US$30
  • Included
    • Online Journal of AOAC INTERNATIONAL
    • Online Official Methods of Analysis of AOAC INTERNATIONAL (eOMA)
    • Online Inside Laboratory Management