Economically active members

NOK 424 per month 
NOK 5088 per year 

Additional BFI (Institute of Biomedical Science) membership for biomedical laboratory scientists (also payable in reduced positions)

NOK 43 per month 
NOK 516 per year

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The full amount of the membership fee is tax deductible

Ordinary union fees are tax deductible. The full amount of your membership fee is tax deductible with effect from 2022.

The membership fee for pensioners is not tax deductible.

NITO reports trade union fees directly to the tax authorities on your behalf if you are registered with your personal identity number.

Discount for newly qualified members

NITO's student members are automatically entitled to three years' discount following their graduation year:

  • Free membership in the graduation year
  • First year: 75 % discount
  • Second year: 50 % discount
  • Third year: 25 % discount

Newly qualified NITO members are automatically entitled to two year's discount following their graduation year*:

  • Free membership in the graduation year
  • First year: 25 % discount 
  • Second year: 25 % discount 

*Example rates apply for 2021

Partner discount for married/cohabiting members

NITO offers a partner discount of 25 % for married and cohabiting NITO members.

Both must be economically active members and registered at the same address in the National Population Register.

Read more about how to get the discount (in norwegian)

Additional deal for biomedical laboratory scientists

Membership of the Institute of Biomedical Science (BFI) is obligatory for authorised biomedical laboratory scientists who work in medical laboratories and apply for NITO membership. They pay an additional fee that offers special membership benefits not offered by other trade unions, including:

  • Bioingeniøren magazine delivered to their home address
  • specialist approval on application
  • support for further education and research from the Study Fund
  • specially courses for biomedical laboratory scientists
  • opportunities to join professional networks

NITO members without authorisation as biomedical laboratory scientists but who work in the same field as biomedical laboratory scientists or who work primarily in training biomedical laboratory scientists may be granted membership on application. Student members in NITO are also entitled to student membership in the Institute of Biomedical Science.

Read more about your benefits (in norwegian)

PhD research fellows

As a PhD research fellow you pay only 25 % of the membership fee while undertaking your degree.

If you previously had student membership, you will also be entitled to the following tiered discount rates:

  • First year: 75 % discount on 25 % membership fee
  • Second year: 50 % discount on 25 % membership fee
  • Third year: 25 % discount on 25 % membership fee

Submit information about your PhD position to . 

We need to know the name of the institute where you are taking your degree and in which year you expect your PhD position to end.

Reduced/part-time positions

If you work part-time, you are entitled to a reduced membership fee:

  • 1 %–50 % of a full-time position = 50 % membership fee
  • 51 %–75 % of a full-time position = 75 % membership fee
  • 76 %–100 % of a full-time position = 100 % membership fee

Change the employment percentage on My page under "arbeidsgiver/employer" to get the correct contribution rate

Membership while living abroad

Moving abroad for a while? We adapt your membership fee while you are abroad for work, study, travel or other reasons.

  • If you live abroad and are employed by a foreign company, you are entitled to a 50 % discount on your membership fee.
  • If you live abroad and are paid by a Norwegian employer, you must pay the full membership fee.
  • If you are going to have period without or with significantly reduced salary, we will find an arrangement that works for you.

Fill out the form and we will contact you (requires login) (in norwegian)

Nordic guest membership 

If you are a member of one of our sister organisations in the Nordic region, you can apply for guest membership in NITO during your stay in Norway.

You pay your membership fee to your organisation and get free membership in NITO.

Apply for guest membership through the organisation to which you already belong.  Nordic guest membership is granted for one year at a time.  

NITO members may apply to our sister organisations in the Nordic region for a similar type of membership.

Read more and apply for Nordic guest membership

Dual membership in the Norwegian Association of Researchers

NITO members who are employed by universities, university colleges and research institutes may also apply for membership in the Norwegian Association of Researchers.

More information about membership in the Norwegian Association of Researchers (in norwegian)

 

Student membership

NOK 350 (for the entire study period)

Apply for student membership

Further education membership NOK 350 (for the entire study period). If you take further education alongside your job, you are entitled to a reduced membership fee. 

Pensioners

Pensioner membership costs NOK 509 per year.

Pensioners pay only 10 % of the fee payable by economically active members, which in 2022 is NOK 509.

Members aged over 62 who are not economically active are entitled to pensioner membership.

Pensioner members aged over 82 pay no membership fee.

When you get retired you must give information about that to NITO by My page (arbeidsgiver/employer) (requires login)  

Disability benefit recipients

Disability benefit recipients NOK 509 per year.

Persons with a disability aged under 62 who are not economically active may apply for membership as disability benefit recipients.

Confirm your status in accordance with the decision from NAV: .

 

Exemptions from the membership fee

Exemptions from paying the membership fee apply in certain circumstances:

Unemplyed or laid off

If you are a jobseeker or have been laid off. Members who become unemployed or are laid off more than 50 % are exempt from paying the membership fee.

Exemption from the membership fee for members who are unemployed or laid off is granted for one quarter (i.e. three months) at a time.

Before each new quarter, you will receive a text message or email from NITO requesting an update on your employment situation and potential further exemption from paying your membership fee.

Partially laid off

If you work between 51 % and 75 % of a full-time position, you are entitled to a reduction in the membership fee.

  • 50 % of a full-time position = 50 % membership fee
  • 51 %–75 % of a full-time position = 75 % membership fee
  • 76 %–100 % of a full-time position = 100 % membership fee

Have you are temporarily laid off, unemployed, changed your position or got a new employer? Change your status on My page under "arbeidsgiver/employer" (requires login).

Recipients of work assessment allowance 

Members who are granted 100 % work assessment allowance (arbeidsavklaringspenger (AAP)) by NAV are exempt from paying the membership fee. Members receiving work assessment allowance and who work part-time must pay the same membership fee as economically active members holding part-time positions (see the section entitled Reduced/part-time positions).  

Fill in the form on the decision period to get a fee exemption (requires login) (in norwegian)

If the decision to grant a work assessment allowance is extended, you must notify us accordingly by resubmitting the form. You will receive a new invoice from us once the period covering the decision expires.  

If you have AAP and work in a reduced position, you can update this yourself on My page. Change the job percentage on My page under "arbeidsgiver/employer" (requires login).

Recipients of paid parental leave and care leave

Members receiving unpaid parental leave or care leave may apply for exemption from paying the membership fee. Submit your application along with confirmation from your employer to .

Compulsory military service

Members serving compulsory military service are entitled to exemption from paying the membership fee. Submit your application along with documentation of your daily allowance to .

Have you retired or are planning to take further eduction or has your employment situation changed?

Remember to notify us so that we can change your membership status accordingly and make sure that you receive the benefits you are entitled to.

Change the status of your employer information on My page (requires login)