Become a Member

Become a member of the Association for Software Testinga professional non-profit association dedicated to building a testing community that views the role of testing as skilled, relevant, ethical, and essential to the production of software products.

Access the following benefits by joining now:

Get CAST Discounts

Our CAST conferences have an atmosphere like no other. Imagine a peer conference at the next level. As a member you’ll get super early bird access to tickets and large discounts.

Support the AST Mission

AST is a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting the science and practice of context-driven testing. Joining us enables us to keep on doing that.

Get BBST Class Discounts

The Black Box Software Testing courses have a reputation second to none for depth and breadth of material. Members get a substantial discount on the cost.

Get Help With Your Initiatives

AST can assist you in launching a peer workshop or meetup. Grant funding is available to help you build community where you are.

Share and Practice Your Skills

Become a BBST course instructor, present at our webinars, or volunteer to help with our marketing or web site. Members have these opportunities and more.

Work Ethically

Members commit to work according to our code of ethics for personal, professional, and organisational behaviour.

Grow Your Career

We have members around the world with expertise in all aspects of testing. Tap into it and grow your network at our conferences and in our Slack channel. You can also read testimonials from some of our members.

Boost Your Signal

We promote our members’ blog posts by syndicating them on our site and pushing them on social media. 

Influence Our Direction

Members get to stand for and vote on our board and the direction of the association. Are you burning to share the joys of testing with the world? Join us!

Get Event Discounts

Members get at least 15% discount on all of our events.

Get a Professional Affiliation

Show others that you are devoted to the profession you have chosen and to personal and industry improvement. Put it on your resume and your LinkedIn profile!

Access our Content

It’s part of our mission to provide content for public consumption but if we do hold anything back, you’ll get access to it!  You’ll also get a free copy of An Exploration of Testers.

Become a Member of the AST

The Association for Software Testing is committed to the creation and maintenance of a diverse and inclusive testing community.

Our pay what you can afford pricing removes barriers by offering three tiers of regular membership with exactly the same benefits.

Please choose the pricing tier that you can afford given your circumstances.

Please choose Regular Tier T if your company is paying or you need a non-standard receipt.


Regular #PayWhatYouCanAfford Tier C: All the above benefits, and renew twice to get Life membership!
US $10/year
Tier D: As Tier C.
US $50/year Join
Tier T: As Tier C.
US $100/year Join
Life All the benefits of Regular membership, and no renewals!
US $225  Join
Champion All the benefits of Regular membership, no renewals, and at least 25% off all AST events! US $1000 Join