Individual Membership

ThumbnailOpen to anyone with an interest in colour, Individual Membership is the start of your membership journey, whether you are from a technical background, retail, fashion/design or the wider coloration industry.

Wherever you are in your career, membership can provide you with the tools you need to achieve your goals.

If you are actively engaged in the coloration industry and hold a relevant qualification or have substantial experience in your field, you can upgrade your membership and progress your journey towards an SDC professional qualification.

All individual members receive the SDC’s quarterly magazine – ‘The Colourist‘ with news, features, profiles, and each issue focusing on a special theme.

You will also receive regular email updates and a monthly e-newsletter keeping you up to date with the latest news and events.

In addition you will have access to our Knowledge Vault and be eligible to discounts on a wide range of publications, training and entrance fees.

Data Protection law

Data Protecton laws are changing and the new law on GDPR will be effctive from 25 May 2018. Everything we email you about is a member benefit and to have the best experience of membership you will need to opt-in to receive communications from SDC. For more information about how we use the data we collect please refer to our Privacy Policy and Fair Processing Policy.

Membership fees

For a list of membership fees see the documents section.

In key countries, local membership schemes exist or will be set up. In addition to the core package of benefits delivered centrally by SDC, additional services and events will be delivered locally; countries include India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, China and Hong Kong.

Tax relief is available on our membership subscriptions.

Next steps

You can either join today or if you would prefer you can download an application form from the documents section and email or post it back to us. We offer 10% discount for payment by Direct Debit if a UK bank account holder, please contact for more details. Alternatively, you can pay by debit or credit card, cheque or bank transfer; please see payment methods in the document section.

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