Frequently Asked Questions

What are my Membership Benefits?
There are many benefits of IEST membership, including: subscription to the online Journal of the IEST, including access to past technical papers; quarterly members-only e-newsletter, IESTLink; discounts on technical publications; discounted conference registration rates at ESTECH, the annual technical meeting and exposition, and the Fall Conference; access to the online membership directory on the website; and networking opportunities. Full list of membership benefits.

Why does IEST need my e-mail address?
IEST relies on e-mail as its primary means of communication. We ask that you supply us with your e-mail address so we can communicate IEST news and events with you. Please be sure to add IEST to your address book to ensure proper delivery to your inbox (not bulk or junk mail folders).

IEST adheres to a strict policy and does not rent, sell, or otherwise distribute members’ e-mail addresses or telephone numbers. Your e-mail address will be used for IEST correspondence only.

Is a list of current members provided?
A membership directory is available only to current members of IEST as a benefit of membership. Not a member? Join Now.

Are there local IEST Chapters available in my area?
There are currently 9 chapters across the country. See a complete list of current chapters.

What is IEST’s mission and goals?
Learn more about IEST and our mission and goals.

What does IEST provide in the way of education?
IEST offers live presentation online courses and full- and half-day tutorials at our ESTECH technical meeting and our Fall Conference. Each of these educational programs also offers the opportunity to interact with the expert instructor to get your specific issues addressed. Check our Education section for course and meeting schedules.

Does IEST answer technical questions?
IEST does not have technical experts at Headquarters. Members may use the Membership Directory to contact fellow Members who may be able to answer their questions. Not a member? Join Now.

Does IEST offer a Job Board for career opportunities?
IEST provides a Job Board, which is accessible to members only. However, companies may post related job openings on the Job Board without a membership requirement. See the JobBoard.

Does IEST offer Corporate membership?
An organization can elect to become a Corporate Sponsor of IEST. Corporate Sponsorship goes beyond simple name recognition to provide outstanding programs and services for the industry. The generosity of our Corporate Sponsors helps make it possible for IEST to continue offering the Fall Conference, ESTECH, the online Journal of the IEST, “Access the Experts” online education courses, and many other services and publications. Corporate Sponsors receive: three IEST memberships, two ESTECH registrations, discounted publications, free hot link from the IEST website, free on-site recognition at ESTECH, free listing in the IESTLink member e-newsletter, logo on the IEST website, and a listing in the online Corporate Sponsor Spotlight once a year. View a list of current Corporate Sponsors. Become a Corporate Sponsor.

How can I join an IEST Working Group?
IEST has instituted a program of standards and recommended practices in order to publish and disseminate up-to-date, reliable, technical information within each of its Divisions: Contamination Control; Design, Test, and Evaluation; and Product Reliability. This is accomplished through a series of Standards and Recommended Practices (RPs) providing standardized procedures based upon peer-approved applications of environmental technology. These documents are formulated by IEST Working Groups. Working Group members determine, through cooperative effort, what issues will be addressed in each Recommended Practice and what procedures will be included. Working Group meetings take place at ESTECH and Fall Conference. Attend one meeting on a topic in your area of expertise or on a topic that interests you to become an observer. Attend two consecutive meetings of the same Working Group and become eligible to become a voting member. Submit a technical department inquiry with any questions related to Working Groups or becoming a Working Group member. Current list of Working Groups.

How can I submit a paper to be published in the Journal of the IEST?
The Journal of the IEST invites you to publish. The advantages of publishing in the online Journal are readership, prestige, and stability and leadership. Learn more about submitting a paper for peer review or an article for consideration.

What is the refund policy? 
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What payment types are accepted?
IEST accepts major credit cards and checks written on a US Bank.

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How can I contact IEST?
You can contact IEST headquarters by several means of communication.

By phone: 1-847-981-0100
By fax: 1-847-981-4130.
By e-mail: General e-mail address is Or view the Headquarters Staff listing for additional e-mail addresses.
By web form: Submit your questions or concerns via Web Form.
By mail: Mailing address is: IEST • Arlington Place One • 2340 Arlington Heights Rd., Suite 100 • Arlington Heights, IL 60005-4516