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OCCA Membership

OCCA’s membership comprises men & women of all ages, in many countries, from a wide range of disciplines and from a broad spectrum of industry sectors.

Membership Categories

There are currently 5 levels of Membership for Individuals within OCCA, which are graded as follows:

Student Membership (£20.00)

Designed for those in the early stages of their career and in the process of obtaining academic or vocational training; e.g. apprentices, young chemists.

Ordinary Membership (£90.00)

Entry-level membership for those not qualifying for Student or Professional membership status. It is a stepping-stone for progression to higher levels.

Professional Membership

There are currently 3 levels of Professional Grade membership, namely:

  • LTSC - Licentiate of the Technology of Surface Coatings (£90.00)
  • Experience: 3 years
    Qualification: Degree or Adult Further Education level
    Sponsors: 2 Associates (ATSC’s)

  • ATSC - Associate of the Technology of Surface Coatings (£95.00)
  • Experience: 7 years
    Qualification: Degree or Adult Further Education level
    Sponsors: 1 Associate (ATSC), 1 Fellow (FTSC)

  • FTSC - Fellow of the Technology of Surface Coatings (£100.00)
  • Qualification: Significant contribution to relevant industry, education & OCCA
    Sponsors: 3 Fellows (FTSC’S)

Professional Grade membership levels of Licentiate, Associate and Fellow endorse members’ experience, ability, competence and qualifications. Progression through the levels is achievable, culminating in FTSC status, for those demonstrating they are suitably qualified. Qualification at Professional membership level entitles the designatory letters to be used by the member.

Retired Membership

As members reach the age of retirement, they automatically retain their membership status but at a reduced rate (50%) of their respective level of membership.

Honorary Membership (FREE OF CHARGE)

OCCA recognises and appreciates individuals’ contributions to the association & industry through its Honorary Member status - a prestigious award for services rendered to the association and its members.

No boundaries exist within OCCA, geographical or otherwise, and OCCA’s membership comprises men & women of all ages, in many countries, from a wide range of disciplines and from a broad spectrum of industry sectors. Members may choose to continue to develop in their original chosen disciplines and places of employment or move from sector to sector, broadening their experience and careers; either way, the professionalism and knowledge base of OCCA members increases steadily and reflects on the strength of the organisation.

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