How To Become a Member

Becoming a Mason

This list is true for “most” states” and as such there may be some variations.

Keep in mind, Masons do not solicit for members, the decision to become a Mason is your own.

If you are seeking Membership YOU MUST ASK a Mason or a Masonic Lodge for an application

You must be a man at least 21 (18 in some jurisdictions) years of age.

You must be of good moral character


You must be born free which means you can’t be anyone’s slave or under their influence, a free thinker and without any prejudice towards others.

You must have a sincere determination to conduct yourself in a manner that will earn the respect and trust of others and possess a desire to help others through community service and universal benevolence.

You must be willing to sign a Petition, stating your age, occupation and place of residence.

There are NO religious, political or racial restrictions for membership other than the aforementioned belief in a Supreme Being, as any discussion of religion or politics is strictly forbidden in a Masonic Lodge.

Admission is decided by ballot. To be accepted, the ballot must be unanimous.

To petition a lodge, the first step is to find one close to you, which you can do by selecting the Grand Lodge in your state and following their contact instruction. Once you have selected a lodge (or several) reach out and make contact. This is particularly important if you do not know a member of that lodge. Reach out and contact the lodge secretary who would be happy to speak to you about upcoming activities and/or open houses.