ETIM International was founded to unite local ETIM organizations worldwide. These local organizations are expected to represent the combined interests of the relevant national sectors and stakeholders. Furthermore, national ETIM organizations are responsible for the correct translation of the classification model, the promotion of the ETIM model, the preparation of change requests and any other activities as stated in the ETIM Statutes and Guidelines. ETIM International offers three types of membership:
A full membership of ETIM International is open to officially recognized national ETIM organizations as specified in the statutes. Individual companies like manufacturers, wholesalers or technical contractors are welcome to join ETIM International indirectly through membership in one or more of the local ETIM organizations. ETIM International membership fees are comprised of a Basic membership fee and relevant sector fees.
An ETIM International regional membership can be granted to local ETIM organizations that cover more than one country. A good example is ETIM North America, in which both the US and Canada are represented. The following conditions apply:
- The local ETIM organization takes care of the local support in all countries within the region (e.g. translations, helpdesk, training, communication, promotion, etc.)
- Regardless of the number of affiliated countries, regional memberships count as one single ETIM International member: one voice, one vote, one invoice
At ETIM International, we advocate one national ETIM organization per country, in which all relevant sectors are represented. On occasion, however, this is simply not feasible. Therefore, we may grant a so-called split membership for multiple local ETIM organizations representing separate sectors (electro-technical, HVAC, construction, etc.) within one country under the following conditions:
- Members from the same country have one combined voice and one vote in ETIM International (one country, one vote)
- A custom individual fee for each local organization