ADDA is a non-profit professional membership & educational society dedicated to serving the professional growth and advancement of the individual, student, instructor and organizations working in the extremely fast paced, professional graphic community. When you join ADDA you will become a part of the largest professional network in the world, totally dedicated to the design drafting graphic professional. Our membership reflects the full spectrum of the design process. The development of a product is far more complicated than creating a drawing and having it manufactured. There are a hundred differed processes that take palace between an idea and a final product. There must be a conceptual drawing, prototypes, mock-ups, re-designs, charts, bills of materials, working models, installation manuals, owners manuals, assembly drawings, part manuals, sales literature and brochures, photographs of the item and the as built documents. ADDA was founded in 1948. That year the first computer was developed, and it only worked a simple calculation. Today ADDA has been mid-stream of the computer revolution, watching this idea explode, an now a computer is accessible to almost every person in the world. ADDA is a very simple organization on the same mission we started 60 years ago. ADDA's mission is to strengthen the design graphics profession, through training and educational opportunities. This assures every individual is offered the ability to improve themselves in their professional and personal goals. Membership in ADDA is available to any individual, school, institution, company or corporation which is involved in the design drafting or graphic fields. Membership Payment Category Cost are listed below. Upon joining members will receive in their membership package, a membership pin indicating their association with ADDA. As a member of ADDA you will become part of the Profession you have chosen as a career. Members receive discounts on publications, reference materials, standards, supplies, business products and many other items. Members receive discounts on professional certification examinations and renewals, discounts to attend educational seminars and training. You will received a connection to the largest network of certified professional drafters, designers and graphic professionals to assist you in every aspect of your career. Professionals are described as individuals who have 5 years or more professional experience in an industry related position. Associates are described as individuals who have less than 5 years of professional experience in an industry related position. This category is available to educational institutions who have or wish to have three or more professional educational memberships. Certificates are issued individually to the member as well as to the Institution indicating support of the ADDA and the many programs provided. Corporate Membership are for companies who are directly engaged in the engineering design or graphic professions. These may be manufacturers, construction firms, independent businesses and hundreds or other related areas.