A life member has made a lifetime commitment to ASCE and the civil engineering profession by remaining a member for the full length of their professional career.

To become a life member, you must have:

  1. reached 65 years of age
  2. paid dues in any membership grade except student member for at least 35 years
  3. had 10 years of continuous dues-paying membership immediately preceding the attainment of life member.


Life members are exempt from payment of membership dues.

Life members are only required to pay a service fee to receive Civil Engineering magazine. There are 2 options:

  • Annual fee (domestic)*: $50
  • Annual fee (international shipping)*: $89

*Payment must be received by January 1 to ensure uninterrupted receipt of print magazine.

How to upgrade your current membership level

No action is required life membership is automatically calculated based on the listed requirements.