We encourage all interested parties to consider Membership in the Oil and Colour Chemists’ Organisation

Membership Categories

There are currently 5 levels of Membership for Individuals within OCCA, which are graded as follows:

Student Membership (R00.00)
Designed for those in the early stages of their career and in the process of obtaining academic or vocational training; e.g. apprentices, young chemists.

Ordinary Membership (R00.00)
Entry-level membership for those not qualifying for Student or Professional membership status. It is a stepping-stone for progression to higher levels.

Professional Membership
There are currently 3 levels of Professional Grade membership, namely:

LTSC – Licentiate of the Technology of Surface Coatings (R00.00)
Experience: 3 years
Qualification: Degree or Adult Further Education level
Sponsors: 2 Associates (ATSC’s)

ATSC – Associate of the Technology of Surface Coatings (R00.00)
Experience:    7 years
Qualification:    Degree or Adult Further Education level
Sponsors:    1 Associate (ATSC), 1 Fellow (FTSC)

FTSC – Fellow of the Technology of Surface Coatings (R00.00)
Qualification: Significant contribution to relevant industry, education & OCCA
Sponsors:    3 Fellows (FTSC’S)

Professional Grade membership levels of Licentiate, Associate and Fellow endorse members’ experience, ability, competence and qualifications. Progression through the levels is achievable, culminating in FTSC status, for those demonstrating they are suitably qualified. Qualification at Professional membership level entitles the designatory letters to be used by the member.

Retired Membership
As members reach the age of retirement, they automatically retain their membership status but at a reduced rate of their respective level of membership.

Honorary Membership (FREE OF CHARGE)
OCCA recognises and appreciates individuals’ contributions to the association & industry through its Honorary Member status – a prestigious award for services rendered to the association and its members.

No boundaries exist within OCCA, geographical or otherwise, and OCCA’s membership comprises men & women of all ages, in many countries, from a wide range of disciplines and from a broad spectrum of industry sectors. Members may choose to continue to develop in their original chosen disciplines and places of employment or move from sector to sector, broadening their experience and careers; either way, the professionalism and knowledge base of OCCA members increases steadily and reflects on the strength of the organisation.

OCCA Corporate Sponsorship Scheme (R000 +VAT)

The newly launched Corporate Sponsorship Scheme is rapidly increasing in popularity. Apart from the prestige value and increased exposure that a company or organisation receives from this form of membership, it also offers increased marketing opportunities.

Your company will join a growing number of influential companies and organisations who see Corporate Sponsorship of OCCA as a valuable business tool, as well as an opportunity to express support for the Oil and Colour Chemists’ Association

Key Benefits for Corporate Sponsors

Case Studies, News Items and Press releases to appear in Surface Coatings International Magazine periodically
2 page advertorial/company profile to appear annually in Surface Coatings International
Show Case Listing in every issue of Surface Coatings International
Reduced cost advertising in SCI
Listing on and websites with hyperlinks to your own website
Two mailshots to OCCA members per year
Nomination of three staff members as ordinary representatives of the Association
Use of dedicated OCCA logo on your company literature and advertising
OCCA crested Certificate of Corporate Sponsorship for public display at your premises
Three ‘member rates’ at symposia
Priority sponsorship opportunities at section technical meetings, conferences, symposia and Surfex
Priority booking for Surfex stands
Access to our network of Sections and Branches

Click to register as an OCCA member.