» Categories of membership

There shall be five general categories of membership with degrees of variation in some:

  1. Student
  2. Individual
  3. Honorary
  4. Corporate, having variations (Corporate-5, Corporate-10, Corporate Plus)
  5. Global

Individual Membership

Individual Membership shall be open to persons who have an interest in ITSM but who do not derive any source of employment income nor other commercial gain from work in or activities related to ITSM other than from their employer, provided their employer is not a vendor of ITSM services or products. This membership is for a named individual and is not transferable.

Where an individual is employed by an organization that derives commercial gain from work in or activities related to ITSM, and that person wishes to join as an individual member, independent of their employer, then in addition to the application form, the individual must provide explanation in writing to the Council why they wish to join as an individual. Such applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the Council.

Corporate Membership

Corporate Membership shall be available to persons who represent commercial organisations and/or are employees of an end-user organisation that is:

However, such companies must not acquire commercial gain from the provision of ITSM or ITSM-related products and services.

There are three categories of corporate membership, depending upon the number of employees that will participate in Forum events:

Corporate-5 Membership: A Corporate-5 member shall nominate not more than five (5) persons from its employee-organisation to participate in the meetings, functions, activities and other benefits of the Forum approved by the Council.

Corporate-10 Membership: A Corporate-10 member shall nominate not more than ten (10) persons from its employee-organisation to participate in the meetings, functions, activities and other benefits of the Forum approved by the Council.

Corporate-Plus Membership: A Corporate-Plus member may nominate more than ten (10) persons, subject to the proviso below, from its employee-organisation to participate in the meetings, functions, activities and other benefits of the Forum approved by the Council.

Where a meeting, a function, an activity or benefit(s) is one for which the Forum will levy a charge for participation, the participation of the number of nominees that is in excess of twenty (20) shall be subject to the rules of participation then prevailing.

Global Membership

Global Membership shall be open to persons who represent vendors that hold a global membership at the itSMF International and are in good standing. Such persons will be commercial providers and/or are employees of an organisation that provides ITSM or ITSM-related products or services for the acquisition of gain.

Organizations that are members of the itSMF International and in good standing will automatically become Global members of local Forum and will have full membership rights (including voting) in this Forum.