The three categories of NCUTCD membership include:
- Members are appointed by Sponsors and serve as voting members of the Council and as voting members of a technical committee. Only members are eligible to hold office.
- Associate Members are also appointed by the Sponsors and serve as voting members of a technical committee and can serve as the Member’s alternative on the Council.
- Technical Members are nominated by the technical committee chairperson and approved for membership on each technical committee by the Executive Board. They are eligible to vote in Technical Committee proceedings, to serve as secretary of a Technical Committee and to be appointed as chair of a working group or task force.