The mission of the College is to educate, lead, and serve scientists by promoting the exchange of relevant information and perspectives on safety assessment and new developments related to applied toxicology.
Yes. ACT established an Endowment Fund in 2015 to ensure resources will always be available to continue the mission of the College. Endowed and institutional assets have been designated as the ACT Awards Fund to support important educational awards and scholarships. Contribute to the Endowment using the ACT Endowment Donation Form or when renewing your annual dues online.
As an ACT member, you join a diverse community of applied toxicologists in the early career, mid-level, and advanced stages of their professional development. Participate in a vibrant membership representing the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, contract research organizations, regulatory agencies, academia, and consulting firms.
ACT offers unique, tailored opportunities for professional and personal growth for every career level. Your ACT membership will grant you access to educational events and professional development opportunities to drive your career forward while distinguishing you within the field. An active online community of over 1,000 professionals helps you make meaningful connections with toxicologists throughout the world and allows you to add your voice to a powerful network dedicated to advancing science.
ACT members enjoy benefits that propel their careers and expand their networks—regardless of career stage.
One of the member benefits of ACT is access to International Journal of Toxicology (IJT), the official scientific journal of the College, which is published six times per year. Once your dues are paid, you will be able to access International Journal of Toxicology after logging in to the ACT website. Please note only Full and Associate members will receive print copies of the journal.
We also encourage you to submit manuscripts to International Journal of Toxicology.
interACT is the ACT member network and allows active members the ability to make personal connections. Access the membership directory and upload your curriculum vitae there, as well as gaining access to blog articles and news announcements, applicable communities, and calendars.
ACT membership is open to scientists, professionals, researchers, trainees, and students who are actively involved in toxicology through administration, teaching, research, or safety assessment functioning or are engaged in studies leading to a degree in the field of toxicology or a field related to toxicology. Submit your application today!
ACT is a global community of professional scientists representing the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, contract research organizations, regulatory agencies, academia, and consulting firms.
ACT membership is considered active for the calendar year. Membership terms begin January 1, with a December 31 term end date, regardless of membership acceptance date.
Membership upgrade requests are reviewed at the same time as new member applications. They are reviewed by the Membership Committee in advance of each Council meeting (January, March, May, August, October).
To submit an application for upgraded membership, please view the ACT website and select the “Apply Today!” link at the top of the page. From here, please select “Change Member Type,” and follow the prompts of the online application until it is completed. Upon completion, you will receive an automatic confirmation email from ACT Headquarters.
Any current, active Full member who has been a member for at least 15 years and is retired from professional practice may apply for Emeritus status by requesting this change through ACT Headquarters for approval by the Membership Committee. Emeritus members shall pay no membership fees, may not vote or hold elective office, and do not receive the print journal. An Emeritus member may be restored to previous membership status via application to the Membership Committee and Council approval.
If you have been an active ACT member for at least 15 years and are interested in Emeritus status, please email ACT Headquarters. You will also need to verify your retirement date and indicate whether you plan on doing any consulting work after retirement.
New Full and Associate members are automatically included in print journal mailings. However, delivery dates will depend on the timing of membership approval and the IJT publishing schedule. Please visit the IJT home page for further information.
Yes. If you prefer to read the journal online and would like to opt out of the printed version, please email ACT Headquarters.
To learn more and submit an application, visit the ACT website, where you will find the various membership types, descriptions, and qualifications, as well as instructions on how to apply for membership and a link to the application.
Upon completion of your membership application, your submission will be sent to the ACT Membership Committee for approval. The Membership Committee will vote on the eligibility of the applicants. The Membership Committee Chair will compile the votes and forward the results to ACT Council. Letters of acceptance or denial will then be sent to the applicants.
Applications for membership are reviewed by the Membership Committee in advance of each Council meeting (January, March, May, August, October). Upon approval, you will receive notification from ACT Headquarters to pay your dues and activate your ACT membership.
The ACT Membership Committee requests that applicants secure their own sponsors for membership. However, if you feel you have exhausted all resources, please contact ACT Headquarters for guidance.
Membership payments can be paid via check, credit card (American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa), or bank wire transfer. Please make checks payable to American College of Toxicology in US dollars.
You will receive membership renewal invoices once the invoices have been generated for the year. Membership is renewed annually and follows the calendar year. Members should expect to start receiving renewal notices in December for the following year.
You will receive an automatic email confirmation receipt with payment upon renewal payment submission. If a PDF invoice receipt is needed, please contact ACT Headquarters.
You can cancel your membership at any time; however, ACT member dues are nonrefundable and nontransferable. Please contact ACT Headquarters to request a membership cancellation.
You have two options to reactivate your ACT membership. Either you can pay your back dues for each unpaid year, or you can reapply for membership by submitting a new online application and selecting “Create New.” If you would like to pay your back dues, please contact ACT Headquarters for assistance.
ACT membership is not transferable.
ACT encourages a diverse membership from the global community. It is recognized that toxicologists are active in areas of the world where even reduced dues payments may present a challenge. The College will consider, on a limited and case-by-case basis, requests for financial assistance with membership fees. One example might be applicants from developing countries (such as on the list of least developed countries) seeking financial assistance. Learn more and submit your application.
To activate or renew your membership, please visit the Online Membership Renewal web page on the ACT website. Log in using your email address as the User ID. If you don’t know your password, you can retrieve it by using the Reset Password link.
Membership activation also requires that you submit your membership dues. You may submit the dues amount by check to: ACT, 11190 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 300, Reston, VA 20191. Please email ACT Headquarters if you require a printable invoice.
Please visit the ACT website and select My Profile under the Membership navigation.