There are four types of Regular Membership:
1.- 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.
2.- 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.
3.- 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 Worldwide Corporate 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.
4.- 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 (Corporate membership) or worldwide (Worldwide Corporate membership).
The new Countrywide Corporate membership type is effective as of January 10, 2014 an has the next characteristics: target: organizations; scope: a single country; number of votes: five. 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
|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
|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|
Grace Period of IFPUG membership for CFPS
A person that leaves a company, where the membership is covered by a corporate membership, is allowed a 3 month grace period from the date of leaving the company. The grace period is granted on request by the person by contacting the IFPUG office. The grace period starts from the first coming month after leaving a company and will last for the next three calendar months.
During the grace period, the member will keep all benefits except to vote or nominate for board. Current conditions when renewing the membership, individual or covered by a new corporate membership, are unchanged.