Introductory Membership

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The IKECA Introductory Membership is not intended to be a “Training Program” for new entries into the KEC industry but a path to connect with other active KEC operators and the opportunity to network in a non-competitive environment. The Introductory Membership is open to KEC operators but not available to companies with previous IKECA membership. This membership is a one-time opportunity per company. Individuals that have worked for companies that have previously been IKECA members may apply for Introductory Membership with the new company. The purpose is to generate a transition to long term Active Memberships as the Introductory status terminates at the end of one year.


  1. Complete the online application
  2. Have at least one employee successfully certified as an IKECA CECT, CECS or CESI
  3. Provide proof insurance for the company’s general liability, vehicle and workers’ compensation policies
  4. Submit payment of $100 USD non-refundable application fee


$575 USD + non-refundable $100 application fee. Introductory Membership is limited, as a one-year, one-time opportunity per company.

What is included in the Introductory Membership:

  • Access to an Ambassador to learn the ins and outs of the IKECA community
  • Discounts on IKECA Certifications
  • Discounts on merchandise in the IKECA online store
  • Membership rates extended to the Annual and Technical Conferences
  • IKECA digital newsletters and /or Association updates
  • Complimentary copy of the biannual IKECA Journal and downloadable copies
  • Access to IKECA YouTube Channel