Thank you for considering membership in the NFC Forum. Our mission is to bring the convenience of NFC technology to life by empowering organizations to deliver secure, tap-based interactions with an intuitive, reliable experience to users around the globe.

Members receive many benefits, and the Forum welcomes participation from all organizations; for-profit companies, non-profit organizations, and industry associations with compatible technical interests all which further the advancement and adoption of NFC technology. Below is a summary of each membership class and its primary benefits:


Adopter Membership

Our entry-level membership gives organizations access to networking and market requirements discussions. No Annual Dues.

  • Participate as non-voting representative of Special Interest Groups
  • Access to the NFC Forum Members Community website
  • Attendance at Member Meeting Plenary and SIG Meetings
  • One discounted ticket to face-to-face meetings
  • Business networking opportunities
  • Opportunities for peer-to-peer collaboration
  • Ability to participate in product interoperability testing/Plugfests
  • Ability to participate in the NFC Forum Certification Program
  • Ability to license the NFC N-Mark and Wayfinding Marks
  • Your company name displayed on the Forum website
  • Use of the NFC Forum logo on your website to indicate membership

Associate Membership

Monitor and influence key work items and specifications for the NFC marketplace. Annual Dues based on organizational annual revenue. Early-revenue organizations with less than $10M in revenue are $2,500. Growth organizations between $10M and $100M in revenue are $6,000. Strategic organizations with over $100M in revenue are $10,000.

  • All benefits of Adopter Membership PLUS
  • Access to all published Forum specifications at no charge
  • Access to Forum research, technical information, and other resources
  • Participate as non-voting representatives in Working Groups
  • Designate individuals to run for leadership positions of Working Groups
  • Propose new work items in participating Working Groups
  • Your company name, logo, and press releases displayed on the Forum website
  • Attendance at Member Meetings
  • Two discounted tickets to face-to-face meetings

Principal Membership

Strategic level of leadership, participation and influence of NFC Forum deliverables. Annual dues are $25,000.

  • All benefits of Associate and Adopter Membership PLUS
  • Voting representation on the Technical, Special Interest Group (SIG) and Compliance Committees
  • Voting representation on each Working Group
  • Designate individuals to run for leadership positions of Committees and Working Groups
  • Propose initiatives and contribute to the development of Forum deliverables
  • Discounted rates for an unlimited number of participants at face-to-face meetings
  • Participate in the NFC Forum testing and Certification Program via their own in-house test labs

Sponsor Membership

Shape the mission and direction of the organization at all levels and for every market. Annual dues are $60,000.

  • All benefits of all other Memberships listed above PLUS
  • A Board of Directors seat
  • Participate in strategic, operational, roadmap, budget, and executive leadership decisions of the NFC Forum
  • Designate candidates to run for an officer roles of the corporation
    Note that the total number of Sponsor Members is currently limited to 17. To ensure balance across regions and sectors, Sponsor Member applications undergo review by the Board before acceptance.

Non-Profit Membership

Non-profit Members (annual dues $1,500) receive the same benefits as Associate Members, except that they are entitled to only one participant at a discount rate at face-to-face meetings. To join the NFC Forum as a Non-Profit Member, an applicant must be organized as a not-for-profit legal entity pursuant to applicable law and must provide the NFC Forum with appropriate evidence of such legal status upon applying for membership.