Membership of the Federation is open to all not-for-profit chemical societies whose membership consists largely of individual qualified chemists and which are national professional chemical societies of countries and territories in the Asia Pacific. Individual membership is open to individual chemists from the Asia Pacific.
Individual membership from countries and territories that have societies within the Federation will be restricted to individuals who are members of such a society. Individuals for countries or territories in the Asia Pacific which do not have a society within the Federation will be considered for individual membership on a case-to-case basis. Individual members shall receive all regular publications of FACS and be on the regular mailing list of FACS circulars.
The Council can, on the recommendation of the Executive Committee, elect individuals from the Asia Pacific as Fellows. Fellows shall be eminent chemists who have distinguished themselves in the Federation or at a global level (for examples, Nobel Laureates, Foundation lecturers, Citation awardees, achievement awardees, past presidents, etc.). Fellows will be entitled to use the post nominal letters FFACS. They shall have all the privileges of individual members and the right to attend all meetings of the Council without voting rights.
The Council may also, on the recommendation of the Executive Committee, confer Honorary Fellowship on those eminent chemists from outside Asia Pacific who have distinguished themselves at the global level. Such Honorary Fellows will be entitled to use the post nominal letters HFFACS. They have the same rights and privileges of the Fellows.