Membership Criteria

Member Types

Charter Member – Charter Membership is restricted to manufacturers of ballast water treatment systems. This status is to be proven by demonstration that the company has achieved IMO Type Approval under the 2004 International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments and/or U.S. Coast Guard Type Approval under 46 CFR 162.060 for at least one (1) product. Charter membership entitles the member to full voting rights in the Association, eligibility for one of eight (8) dedicated Board of Director positions reserved for Charter members and eligibility to serve as an Officer. 


Associate Member - Associate Membership is open any corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship or individual which manufactures equipment in support of ballast water management, operates as an engineering or consulting firm assisting with the design, testing, or installation of ballast water treatment systems, provides testing services for ballast water treatment systems, or is a ballast water equipment manufacturer in the process of testing a ballast water treatment system under the IMO Type Approval under the 2004 International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments and/or U.S. Coast Guard Type Approval under 46 CFR 162.060 for at least one (1) product. Associate membership entitles the member to full voting rights in the Association as well as eligibility for one (1) Board of Director position reserved for Associate members, but is not eligible to serve as an Officer. 


Governmental / Educational Member - Any individual engaged in educational, governmental, research or professional pursuits directly related to the prevention of aquatic invasive species, ballast water management and/or any related industry is eligible for governmental / educational membership. Governmental / educational membership entitles the member to the benefits of the Association excluding voting rights. 


Individual Member - Any individual whose contribution may be useful to support the objectives of the Association is eligible for individual membership. Individual membership entitles the member to the benefits of the Association, excluding voting rights. The company that the individual is working for will not be mentioned in the BEMA membership register and may not use the BEMA logo.


2018 Fee Schedule  (Dues will be prorated after June 30 each year)


Charter Member $2,500


Associate Member $1,500


Government / Educational Member $250


Individual Member $250 

BEMA Membership Application

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