Because iMasons members “leave their badges at the door” in most settings, it is sometimes a challenge to gage a new colleague’s level of experience. To help members recognize each other’s contributions, iMasons members are given ranks or levels based on their work and contributions to the industry based on a series of questions the member answers in their profile when they join iMasons. Member Levels include Master, Fellow, Journey and Apprentice. Members who opt out of answering the questions that determine level are recognized as “Members at Large” and don’t benefit from the privileges and recognition based on level. For more information about categories and dimensions visit the Membership Levels page.
In addition to member levels, iMasons also has different types of membership based on the role the member plays in the industry. Member types include Partner, End User, and Associate. Member type is determined by how the member answers a few questions during the “join” dialog. The annual dues the member pays depend on member type. Members can’t opt out of answering the questions that define membership type. Member type is usually not apparent at meetings or in publications.