Frequently Asked Questions - Membership

Annual auto-renewal is an optional selection you can make at the time you purchase a GUE Membership. If you select annual auto-renewal, your GUE Membership charges and benefits will recur each year on the same date as your original order. Additionally, you can receive a 10% discount on your first year if you sign up for annual auto-renewal.
No, GUE certification and membership are entirely separate designations. GUE is a 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit organization that is entirely supported by memberships, sales, and donations. GUE is also a vibrant international community, and we highly encourage all of our divers to explore our membership options and choose the level that best suits them.

GUE Membership offers a number of benefits, depending on the level, all of which are listed and up-to-date on our membership page.

If you are attempting to redeem your free course registration fee that is part of a Gold membership, please contact HQ at or 1-800-762-DIVE (3483) and we will activate that for you. Free registration discounts for Scholar and Platinum members should be automatically applied at checkout, but please contact us right away if this feature doesn't appear to be working.

This membership benefit MUST be used during the one-year period of the membership with which it is associated. No membership benefits may be rolled over, banked, or in any way valid more than one year after purchase of a membership, even if it is renewed without interruption. For example, you cannot redeem two free course registrations after renewing the Gold membership you have had for one year already. Additionally, free course registration benefits cannot be applied to registrations purchased before the period of membership. These rules apply to all levels of membership that grant free registrations (Gold, Scholar, and Platinum). If this conflicts with your training plans, remember that course registrations are valid for nine months from the date of purchase. If you have any questions about this policy, please contact GUE HQ as soon as possible.

Becoming a GUE Member is quick and easy, and can be done entirely online.
GUE offers a range of membership levels to suit any budget. To view the various levels and their benefits, please visit our membership page here.
Users with an active membership have the option to move to a higher level membership for a special upgrade price. Upgrading works just like purchasing a new membership—it is active for one year from the purchase date and includes all listed benefits during that time.
The first step to upgrading your membership is to first verify that you currently have an active membership. If your membership has already expired, you are no longer eligible for an upgrade and will need to purchase a new one. If you do have an active membership, you can click here to view your available options.
There are many possible reasons why you are not receiving Quest list emails. First, is your membership still active? If not, then you can renew here. If your membership is active, is your email’s spam filter blocking the incoming messages? If it is, check your filter’s settings. If neither of these are the problem, please contact, and we will verify your subscription.