SEMA Membership Benefits

Available exclusively to professionals working for SEMA-member companies

SEMA offers its 6,600+ member companies a variety of business tools and resources to help their business succeed and prosper. Whether you are a manufacturer, retailer, jobber, distributor, rep or installer, SEMA is here to help you make smarter business decisions; be more strategic and targeted with your promotions; save money through group purchases, and network with key businesses and leaders in the industry.

For more information on how the below member benefits can impact your business, contact Marcela Ortega at 909-978-6744.  

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Please Note: While SEMA membership is encouraged, you do NOT have to be a SEMA member to attend the annual SEMA Show. Exhibitors and attendees should visit for more information. The membership application is for new SEMA members only. If you have any questions about membership or need assistance completing the application, please contact Marcela Ortega at 909-978-6744.

Member Benefit Highlights

Business Resources & Solutions

SEMA offers a number of cost-saving benefits that can directly impact your company today. Whether you are in need of a freight consolidator, custom insurance solutions, lead generation tools or consumer credit options, SEMA has a service provider that will work with you to reduce your costs.

» SEMA Data Co Op (SDC) - This end-to-end solution helps Suppliers author, validate, store and distribute their product data from our centralized data repository. The SDC provides validation services to assure PIES & ACES standards compliance before the data goes into the repository. Suppliers have complete control of their own data. Once the data is published in the SDC, Receivers can access it on a near-real time basis, with an export that is matched to their individual formatting and content requirements. SEMA members can receive data from the SDC for FREE.

» UPS Discounts on Package and Freight Shipping - UPS offers special discounts and services for SEMA members. From freight and package shipping through financial and e-commerce solutions, the UPS worldwide network helps businesses grow quickly, efficiently and globally.

» Business Insurance Solutions Program - As the endorsed insurance broker for members of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), SEIA delivers insurance solutions that not only protect your business, but save you money.

» First Data (Credit Card Processing) - Fast, convenient, and secure payment solutions.

» Industry Classified Ad Postings/Listings - Did you know that the Classifieds section of the website receives thousands of visitors each month? Did you also know that, as a SEMA member, you are able to post your ads for jobs, list resumes or sell something, for free?

Councils & Networks

A SEMA council represents a group of SEMA members that share a common business purpose or market segment. The group should be able to identify common business goals, issues and challenges that require a special focus by the association.

» Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO)

» Emerging Trends & Technology Network (ETTN)

» Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA)

» Light-Truck Accessory Alliance (LTAA)

» Manufacturer's Representative Network (MRN)

» Motorsports Parts Manufacturer's Councils (MPMC)

» Professional Restylers Organization (PRO)

» Wheel & Tire Council (WTC)

» SEMA Businesswomen's Network (SBN)

» Young Executive Network (YEN)

SEMA Research & Information

Ongoing research reports available exclusively to SEMA members, including:

» Annual Market Study

» Light Truck Reports

» Trends And Forecast Reports

» Compact Performance Reports

» Consumer Demand Index/PADI

» Financial Benchmarking Program

» International Research

» Industry Focused Reports

» And much more

Educational & Training Programs

» SEMA Show Education Days - Education program at the SEMA Show consists of over 50 seminars over the four-day tradeshow

» SEMA Education Institute (SEI) - Online Learning Center

» Scholarships & Loan Forgiveness - SEMA maintains a program to pay part of the college tuition costs of today's top students or contribute toward your employees' student loans.

» SEMA Show Student Program

» Live seminars - national, regional and local conferences hosted or sponsored by SEMA.

World-Class Trade Shows

» SEMA Show - Please note, SEMA Members do note gain automatic or free access to the SEMA Show nor is the show open to the general public. The SEMA Show is a trade-only event and only qualified and approved individuals employed within the automotive aftermarket industry are permitted to enter the convention center.

» PAACE Automechanika and Salon de SEMA

» MPMC Media Trade Conference

International Resources

The SEMA International Relations Programs provide comprehensive services to help automotive specialty-equipment companies expand world-wide.

» International Programs

» International Market Reports

» Consumer Affairs & Public Relations

» International Support at Domestic Shows

SEMA Garage

The SEMA Garage, located at SEMA Headquarters in Diamond Bar (CA), is a comfortable "clubhouse" environment where SEMA Members have access to various business and product development opportunities, including:

» OEM-provided CAD/CAM drawings (Technology Transfer) - Eligibility requirements apply, for more information please contact Gary Pis at or 909-978-6732.

» Hands-on access to new vehicles (Measuring Sessions/Installation Center) - Participate in product installations/demonstrations and mechanical teardowns using a full array of on-site tools.

» 3D Printing/Rapid Prototyping - Create finished products that can be sanded, plated or chrome-plated to look just like the finished production unit. Members pay only for the material.

» Training Room - Conduct staff/dealer/distributor/sales rep training sessions or media/consumer product presentations in a 1,800 sq. ft. room complete with chairs, tables and a 70" monitor.

» Media Cove - Access a full-size vehicle photography cove, production/component photography and a green screen. Optional video/editing services are available to members at discounted rates.

» Emissions Lab & Vehicle Dyno - Get professional consultation and assistance with CARB/EO certification. Call 909-978-6707 for information on special member rates.

Government Affairs

SEMA has a proven legislative and regulatory program led by a professional staff based in Washington, D.C. that continually works on behalf of the membership.

» Government Advocacy/Legislative Programs

» Professional lobbying staff (Federal & State)

» Legislative alerts and comprehensive website

» Grass-root Enthusiast Support/SEMA Action Network (SAN)

» Driving Force Newsletter

» Political Action Committee (PAC)

» Quarterly PAC Newsletter

Industry Communications

» Monthly Trade Magazine, SEMA News

» Weekly Electronic Newsletter, SEMA eNews

» Comprehensive Websites

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