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Joining the International Standards Group (ISG)

Who Can Join?

Any company or organization interested in the technical development of ISG benchmarks is welcome to join. You must pay the membership fees, be willing to abide by SPEC's bylaws, the Fair Use Rules, the Guidelines for Handling SPEC Information, and ISG's Policies and Procedures.

Organizations listed on the U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Entity List are no longer restricted from licensing, obtaining, updates, or participating in the development of the SPEC SERT suite within the SPEC International Standards Group (ISG). More about U.S. BIS Regulation and the ISG.

To learn about the different projects that the ISG is working on, please go to

What are the Benefits of Membership?

Members are entitled to:

  • Licensed copies of all released ISG benchmarks.
  • Access to the SPEC ISG intranet site and benchmarks in development.
  • Opportunity to influence standards-related benchmark development via active participation.
  • and propose/champion new standards-related benchmarks and initiatives.

What are the Membership Fees?

  Annual Dues
ISG Sustaining Membership $5,000 PDF document Application

Who do I contact?

If you would like to join ISG, please complete the appropriate membership application form and email to The application will be submitted for board approval, which takes approximately 21 days. When the approval process is completed, you will be notified of your application's status and the next steps.

Options for dues payment are by check in U.S. Dollars, by credit card, or by bank transfer.

For more information please contact SPEC Headquarters at