IFPUG members are part of an association dedicated to improving the quality and future of the information technology industry. IFPUG is the steward of the Function Point standard, the most widely recognized method used today to size software.
Membership in IFPUG provides following several opportunities and benefits:
Participate in advancing the state-of-the-art of software measurement through working on IFPUG committees. Also, through Vendor Showcases, meet vendors and see the latest products that are available in market
Prepare and become a Certified Function Point Specialist through the IFPUG Certification program. Also, get several educational to access whitepapers at discounted rate.
IFPUG members are part of an association dedicated to improving the quality and future of the information technology industry. Local IFPUG chapters, Task forces & Committees helps the cause.
IFPUG is the steward of the Function Point standard, the most widely recognized method used today to size software. Raise your brand value with the IFPUG membership.
Build and strengthen your business network with over 1000 certified members across more than 30 countries; monthly knowledge café workshops & yearly ISMA conferences
Stand out and get noticed with increased exposure through our publications (metricsview), website & social media presence (you may wish to share your cool certification badge on social media)
IFPUG FP and SNAP provides an objective, comparative measure that assists in the estimation, planning, management and control of software production. Grow your business by using international sizing standards from IFPUG
Access to IFPUG materials (e.g., the Function Point Counting Practices Manual and the International Software Benchmarking Standards Group publications) at special, membership rates
As an IFPUG member, you can now also get a free individual benchmark of a project against similar projects in the ISBSG database!
When all the types of IFPUG memberships are considered, IFPUG serves over 1,200 members in more than 30 countries. The members come from every major industry segment including aerospace, automotive, banking, insurance, manufacturing, retail, and telecommunications.
Membership in IFPUG is open to any individual, corporation, university/college faculty member or student, or appropriate software-metrics-interested organization that is willing to subscribe to the goals and policies of IFPUG and wishes to join IFPUG in their pursuit.
IFPUG offers a variety of options to become a member as an individual or organization.
An individual membership is a great option for a single person to join as a member of IFPUG and earn all member benefits, including eligibility to IFPUG certifications. Membership is non-transferable and the individual retains it regardless of their employer.
Corporate memberships offer organizations an opportunity to become a member company and provide IFPUG membership benefits to all eligible employees of the organization. There are three types of corporate memberships:
Regular Corporate Membership:
Regular corporate memberships are intended for an organization located in a single metropolitan area. All individuals employed at the geographic location of a regular corporate member are eligible to receive member benefits, including eligibility for IFPUG certifications, except for voting privileges. Regular corporate members have two votes 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). Contact IFPUG headquarters at [email protected] for more details.
Countrywide Corporate Membership:
Countrywide corporate memberships are intended for an organization that has employees located throughout one country. All individuals employed within the country are eligible to receive member benefits, including eligibility for IFPUG certifications, except for voting privileges. Countrywide corporate members have five votes all IFPUG business matters.
Worldwide Corporate Membership:
Worldwide corporate memberships are intended for an organization that has employees located globally. All individuals employed by the corporate member are eligible to receive member benefits, including eligibility for IFPUG certifications, except for voting privileges. Worldwide corporate members have ten votes all IFPUG business matters.
IFPUG encourages students and young professionals that have an interest in function points to consider a student or junior membership. This is a great option to become a member of IFPUG and gain access to limited member benefits in the early stages of your career.
A discounted student membership is available for individuals who are enrolled as a full-time student. Applicants are required to provide documentation verifying full-time enrollment as a student.
Student members are eligible to receive discounts on IFPUG publications, events and gain access to other member benefits. Students are ineligible to vote in all IFPUG business matters.
A complimentary junior membership is available for individuals who are under the age of 25. Applicants are required to provide documentation verifying the age requirements, typically a copy of a passport of valid ID.
Junior members are eligible to receive discounts on IFPUG publications, events and gain access to other member benefits. Students are ineligible for IFPUG certification and ineligible to vote in all IFPUG business matters.
Are you an educational institution or university seeking access to IFPUG member benefits for your faculty and staff? Please contact IFPUG headquarters at [email protected] to determine what opportunities are available.
Become a Member
Once you have determined the membership type that fits your needs, you can join as a new member through a few easy steps.
The standard IFPUG membership year is July 1 – June 30. You may join anytime during the year through completing our online membership application and submitting payment for the corresponding annual membership dues.
|Membership Type||Annual Dues|
|Regular Corporate||$625 USD|
|Countrywide Corporate||$1,200 USD|
|Worldwide Corporate||$3,750 USD|
If joining between January 1 and April 30 of any year, dues will be prorated equal to 50% of the annual dues amount.
If joining between May 1 and June 30 of any year, dues will be charged the full annual dues amount; however, membership will be awarded 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.
All IFPUG memberships are due for renewal before June 30 of each year. Individual members and key contacts from member organizations will receive notifications to renew membership and will have the ability to renew online.
Any IFPUG membership which is not renewed (postmarked) by September 1 will be terminated and changed to a non-member status. If a member does not renew before September 1 and their membership status is terminated, the member has the option to join IFPUG again through the new member process.
IFPUG membership is required to sit for the various IFPUG certification examinations and continued membership is required to retain the certification. Membership requirements and dues must be maintained in addition to certification requirements and corresponding fees.
Certification Non-Renewal Penalty
In order to retain certification and membership privileges membership renewals must be received by July 1 each year. If, however a membership renewal is received by the IFPUG office after August 31st, reinstatement will require both the payment of the membership dues and a late fee. All certifications within the corporation are addressed by the reinstatement fees for regular, Countrywide, and Worldwide corporate members. Failure to reinstate your privileges before December 31st will cause the final forfeiture of all certification privileges without exception.
Countrywide Corporate Membership:
A holder of an IFPUG Certification (excluding Fellows) covered by a corporate membership shall maintain their certification for 90 days from the date of terminating employment with the corporate member, or from the date of termination of corporate membership. The grace period is granted on request by the person by contacting the IFPUG office.
During the grace period, the member will keep all benefits except to vote, to be nominated or nominate for the board. Current conditions when renewing the membership, individual or covered by a new corporate membership, are unchanged.
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.
|Benefit||Individual||Corporate||Countrywide Corporate||Worldwide Corporate||Student||Junior|
|Receives Member Benefits||Individual only||All employees at the specific location||All employees within the country||All employees from the organization||Individual only||Individual only|
|Certification||Eligible||Eligible||Eligible||Eligible||Not Eligible||Not Eligible|
|Inclusion in Membership Directory||Yes||Yes - Organization and Primary Contact||Yes - Organization and Primary Contact||Yes - Organization and Primary Contact||Yes||Yes|
|Voting Rights||One Vote||Two Votes||Five Votes||Ten Votes||Not Eligible||Not Eligible|
|Access to Members Only Website||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Committee Participation||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Not Eligible||Not Eligible|
|Access to Member Discussion Forums||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Member Rates at Conferences & Workshops||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Volunteer with IFPUG
Once you become an IFPUG member, you may want to become an IFPUG volunteer. The strength and success of IFPUG lies in harnessing the creativity and energy of its members. IFPUG seeks to achieve this by inviting member participation on one or more of its committees.
Membership in a committee offers opportunities for professional growth. You will have the opportunity to contribute to the direction and success of IFPUG, to meet like-minded people and strengthen your ties within the IFPUG community.
Benefits of Volunteering:
- Global networking opportunities & cross-culture awareness
- Enhanced visibility on IFPUG website, communications and social media
- Early awareness of new software measurement methods, case studies, white papers and more
- Volunteer Certification Fee Benefit: Any IFPUG committee member (post one year of service) may choose one of the following for certification exam or extension free of charge in each fiscal year:
- CFPS Exam
- CFPS Extension
- CSP exam
Get Started as an IFPUG Volunteer Leader:
We are currently accepting applications to join active IFPUG committees. All committee members must be eligible IFPUG members. To become a volunteer, fill out the form below:
You are now just a click away from starting an IFPUG relationship, a relationship that will pay big dividends.
Questions? Contact the IFPUG International Membership Committee at [email protected].