Regular Memberships

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There are four types of Regular Membership.

Individual Membership
An individual membership is a personal IFPUG membership. It is non-transferable and the individual retains it regardless of their employer. Individual members receive IFPUG manuals and mailings and hold one vote within IFPUG. Individual members cannot copy and distribute IFPUG manuals.

Corporate Membership
Corporate membership applies to a single legal entity, in a single metropolitan area. A Corporate membership is a non-transferable membership that covers the legal entity and all the individuals employed by the legal entity at the geographic location. It permits all individuals employed by the legal entity, at the geographic location, to attend IFPUG conferences and workshops at member rates. Up to two corporate contacts per Corporate Membership may be designated to receive IFPUG manuals and mailings, and each contact may vote on all IFPUG business matters.

Additional corporate sites (outside the metropolitan area but within the same legal entity) may apply for a corporate membership, which is available at a reduced rate (for each additional site). Two contacts may be named for each such additional member site, and each contact shall receive IFPUG manuals and mailings, and may vote on all IFPUG business matters.

Worldwide Corporate Membership
A Worldwide Corporate Membership (within the same legal entity) entitles the member corporation to five to ten (5-10) key contacts, voting rights for those same five to ten key contacts, as well as all the other Corporate Membership benefits.

The discounted licensing option allows a WWC to use IFPUG developed course materials and download (and distribute within their own firewall) IFPUG products for 3 years. All materials would be distributed in non-modifiable PDF format. The cost for this option would be a flat 3-year rate of $5,000 ($10,000 non-discounted). If CEP credit is requested, there will be an administrative charge to cover the cost of issuing the certificate.

Countrywide Corporate Membership

IFPUG has identified a need for a membership type that will be appropriate for companies that use Function Points in a single country, as opposed to one metropolitan area (Regular Corporate membership – RC) or worldwide (Worldwide Corporate membership – WWC).

The new Countrywide Corporate membership type is effective as of January 10, 2014 as detailed below:

  • Target – organizations
  • Scope – a single country
  • # of votes – five
  • Annual fee – US$ 1200

If your company uses Function Points in a single country the new Countrywide Corporate membership may be your choice!

Summary of Regular Membership Benefits
The following table presents a summary of the main benefits and privileges conferred upon each type of regular IFPUG member.

A person or corporation joining IFPUG as Regular Member between January 1 and April 30 of any year will be charged a prorated dues amount equal to one-half the current yearly fee. A person or corporation joining IFPUG as a Regular Member between May 1 and June 30 of any year will be charged the full yearly fee. However, such person or corporation will be awarded membership through June 30 of the following year. e.g. A person joining on May 1 will receive fourteen months membership for the price of twelve.

Benefit Individual Corporate Countrywide Corporate Worldwide Corporate
Number of Key Contacts One – the member Two per member site Five Five to ten per member company
Voting Rights One – the member Two – the Key
Contacts
Five Five to ten – the Key Contacts
Manuals One copy of the Counting Practices Manual One copy of the Counting Practices Manual – may reproduce for unlimited distribution within member site One copy of the Counting Practices Manual – may reproduce for unlimited distribution within company units in the country One copy of the Counting Practices Manual – may reproduce for unlimited distribution within member company
Case Studies Purchase at
member rates
Purchase at member rates for distribution within member site Purchase at member rates for distribution within company units in the country Purchase at member rates for distribution within member company
Membership Directory Yes Yes – to Key Contacts Yes – to Key Contacts Yes – to Key Contacts
IFPUG Communications Yes Yes – to Key Contacts Yes – to Key Contacts Yes – to Key Contacts
Conference Mailings Yes Yes – to Key Contacts Yes – to Key Contacts Yes – to Key Contacts
Access Web … Private Side Yes – one ID# Yes – two ID#s for Key Contacts Yes – five ID#s for Key Contacts Yes – five to ten ID#s for Key Contacts
Member Rates at Conferences & Workshops Yes Yes – unlimited for employees within member site Yes – unlimited for company employees in the country Yes – unlimited for employees within member company
May Participate on IFPUG Committees Yes Yes – open to all employees of member site Yes – open to all company employees in the country Yes – open to all employees of member company
May Review Committee Work (for acceptance only) Yes Yes – open to all employees of member site Yes – open to all company employees in the country Yes – open to all employees of member company
May Make Board Nominations Yes Yes – the Key Contacts Yes – the Key Contacts Yes – the Key Contacts