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Membership Levels

There are four levels of DMTF membership for the public (Leadership, Participation, Monitoring and Sponsored), and two designated for non-profits (by invitation of the DMTF Board). If you're new to DMTF, be sure to see Choosing a Membership Level for guidance on which level is right for you. For a graphic comparing the levels of membership, be sure to see our Member Benefits chart. 

As part of a new membership program established in 2004, government and end user companies can join the DMTF at reduced rates (see below). This exciting feature of the program is designed to encourage participation from those using DMTF technologies.

DMTF Leadership Member - $12,000 Annually ($6,000 for End Users/Government)

In addition to receiving DMTF specifications and access to DMTF developed standards, Leadership Members have full voting privileges and have the opportunity to lead the definition and development of management through DMTF Technical and Marketing Committees, or by chairing a working group. Working groups provide a forum for defining DMTF standards that apply to specific product categories, such as Networks, Systems, Applications, or Support. DMTF Leadership Members are invited to join multiple working groups, as applicable to their areas of interest and expertise. These fast moving, aggressive teams create the standards specifications for management. Benefits of the Leadership level of membership include:

  • Voting participation on DMTF Marketing and Technical Committees
  • Ability to chair a DMTF working group
  • Ability to establish new working group charters
  • Participation in any number of DMTF marketing or technical working groups
  • Participation in DMTF certification programs
  • Involvement in press activities, tradeshow events, and Web postings
  • Early access to DMTF-developed technology, tools, and information available on the DMTF members-only Web site

Use the Online Membership Form to join the DMTF as a Leadership Member.

DMTF Participation Member - $6,000 Annually ($3,000 for End Users/Government)

Participation Members receive access to DMTF specifications, standards, and tools for development of management and managed products and services. Participation members have the opportunity to participate in as many working groups as they choose. Benefits of this level include:

  • Participation in any number of DMTF marketing or technical working groups (excluding the Technical and Marketing Committees)
  • Participation in DMTF certification programs
  • Involvement in press activities, tradeshow events, and Web postings
  • Early access to DMTF-developed technology, tools, and information available on the DMTF members-only Web site

Use the Online Membership Form to join the DMTF as a Participation Member.

DMTF Monitoring Member - $2,500 Annually

Monitoring membership includes access to valuable content and communications on the member side of the DMTF Web site, such as advanced access to DMTF specifications.

  • Involvement in tradeshow events, and Web postings
  • Early access to DMTF-developed technology, tools, and information available on the DMTF members-only Web site

Use the Online Membership Form to join the DMTF as a Monitoring Member.

DMTF Sponsored Member - $200 Annually

Sponsored membership is for individuals without corporate or government affiliation who wish to participate in the development of DMTF standards. This category is intended primarily for self-employed contractors who would like to get involved in the work of the DMTF. The individual is "sponsored" by an existing DMTF member, who will verify that the applicant meets the eligibility requirements.* Sponsored member privileges include:

  • Participation in any number of DMTF marketing or technical working groups (excluding the Technical and Marketing Committees)
  • Early access to DMTF-developed technology, tools, and information available on the DMTF members-only Web site
  • Sponsored members may also chair working groups, with Board approval

For more information on how to become a Sponsored Member, please contact DMTF Administration

Alliance Partner Member - No Charge

The DMTF values working with affiliated industry organizations, and the Alliance Partner membership is a way for the DMTF to formalize synergistic relationships with other standards groups. Strictly for not-for-profit organizations in the standards arena, the Alliance Partner membership level is offered at no charge. Alliance Partner members may participate in DMTF working groups as a non-voting member, and in the DMTF Marketing Committee, Technical Committee and the appropriate DMTF Working Groups as a non-voting member. Alliance Partner members also have access to the DMTF members-only Web site and member email lists. This membership category is intended to clarify roles and provide mutual benefit to the organizations and the DMTF. Alliance Partner membership is an important way the DMTF is helping unify management initiatives and develop more solid partnerships.

For more information on how to become an Alliance Partner Member, please contact DMTF Administration

DMTF Academic Alliance Member - No Charge

The DMTF values input from the academic world and is open to providing information to faculty and students who are studying and researching management standards. The Academic Alliance membership is a free membership for individuals of accredited institutions of higher learning. Academic Alliance Members have access to the DMTF members-only Web pages and member email lists. Academic Alliance Members are eligible to participate in DMTF working groups as non-voting members, and in the DMTF Marketing and Technical Committees as non-voting members.

For more information on how to become an Academic Alliance Member, please contact DMTF Administration

*The DMTF reserves the right to determine whether an individual is eligible for the Sponsored membership category at the time of application.