Stairbuilders and Manufacturers Association Membership Benefits.

Show potential customers and partners that you value innovation and quality by joining the SMA. Members gain access to the most cutting edge information and the best minds in the industry through collaboration, continuing education, leadership, and business development opportunities. Membership is open to any stair industry professional, including builders, architects, designers, and building code officials.

Member Perks & Benefits

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Member Savings Program
Significant savings opportunities that include; MSC-Industrial Supply Company, Sherwin Williams, Lowes, ADP Payroll (25% average savings), FEDEX (22% average savings) OfficeMax and Staples (20% average savings), and much more.

Member page on SMA website
Your own SMA Member Page with your logo and photos at – links to your site and directs inquiries and leads to you.

SMA StairCraft Awards
Peer judged awards-competition honors products that best express: Aesthetic Value, Safe Use, Quality Workmanship, and Technical Challenge.

Discounted SMA Publications
Stairways – SMA Quarterly News Publication
Advertising & Exhibiting Opportunities
Certificate of Membership Plaque
Wear & Display SMA Member logo

Education & Development

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Online access to certification curriculum

Develop leadership skills SMA Professional Certifications
Get SMA Architectural Educator Certification and provide Architects with the continuing education learning units they need for state licensure. SMA Code Certification promotes thorough understanding of your responsibilities and liability.

Ahead of the Curve
Staying ahead of the curve, informed of the latest technology, reliable methods, regulations, codes and standards allows SMA members to develop products and services that hit the market with timely effectiveness meeting the consumers needs of choice and safety while inoculating you with durable profitability.

Member Events & Conferences

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Regional Workshops Annual Conference with live education opportunities

Event Discounts
Education seminars, conferences, workshops, and forums

Association special events and opportunities updates

Member Support

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Code Consultation
Full-time professional provides design, and technical solutions of interpretation and compliance.

Referral of SMA office inquiries
Routed to the closest member

Access to SMA code library and resource docs

Industry surveys and reports

Membership Categories.

SMA members stay ahead of the curve, always informed of new technology, methods, regulations, codes, and standard. This allows members to develop products and services that fully capture the needs of consumers and increase profitability.

Additional Membership Information
Annual Dues where applicable must be paid in full with application. Regular and associate members dues are assessed based upon the company’s current annualized stair industry related sales at the time of application or renewal. Other categories are a flat rate or free with limited benefits

Bundle Memberships for Regular and Associate Members allow you to provide additional employees of your company access to valuable SMA resources in the members section of the website, including useful tools, certification programs, etc. as controlled by the primary contact/administrator of your SMA membership bundle.

Individual Memberships are available for Allied, Governmental, and Design Professional memberships.

Membership applications are typically reviewed for approval within one or two business days. You will receive an automatic notice that your submission was received. You will also receive notice upon approval of your application.

Code of Ethics.

Subscribing to the SMA code of ethics instills trust and respect and allows you to wear, and display the SMA Member logo with pride, announcing that you and your team are professionals that provide the very best.

Keep up to date with all of the latest code changes and design inspirations. No membership required.

Become a Member.

Membership in the SMA is an invaluable resource that allows stair industry professionals of every type to advance their careers through networking, engaging in continuing education, keeping up with changes within the industry, and accessing new products.