Independent Membership is an option for individuals involved in the industry but unaffiliated with a firm. This applies to individuals who are retired, self-employed or in-between jobs. This membership has the same benefits of an individual within a firm except that you are ineligible to hold a board/officer seat and have no voting rights (Board elections, Co-chair elections, etc.). An Independent Membership is $100 for 12 months beginning after payment is made. Independent Membership requires approval from the ISITC Board of Directors for both the initial application and annual renewal. There is no set term limit for an independent member.