Membership Policies

Member Eligibility

Membership to ACE is open to any company, organization, group, or individual. Vendors and consultants of companies that offer compliance-related products or services are welcome to join as Associate Members.


Membership Levels and Benefits

There are five levels of membership available – Individual, Corporate, Nonprofit/Government, Associate, and Student/Academic.


Membership Duration

ACE membership is effective for a maximum period of 12 months, commencing January 1 and ending December 31 of each year.



Members all agree on the confidentiality provision included in the application:

By submitting this application for ACE membership, I agree and certify that I will not use, communicate or reproduce confidential, sensitive or proprietary information discussed or otherwise provided at ACE meetings outside of ACE meetings, except to individuals known to be authorized to receive such information or with the express written permission of the proprietor.


Guest Attendees

If you are new to ACE, we would be happy to have you attend one meeting as our guest (except the Best Practices Workshop) so that you can meet other ACE members and see if ACE is a good association for you and your colleagues. Alternatively, you may attend one meeting as a guest of a current member.

If you would like to attend a meeting as our guest, would like to join or sponsor ACE, or if we can answer any questions or provide any additional information, please email ACE at [email protected].


Refusal or Suspension of Membership

ACE’s Board of Directors reserves the right to refuse or suspend membership privileges. Such decision will be based on a majority vote of the Board and the reasons for such decisions will be provided. No refunds will be given. No solicitation of business is permitted. Any solicitation for business by members may lead to expulsion.