SAGE categorises members in four different ways:
Full members are post-production professionals who have been editing professionally for over 5 years, or have 10 screen credits to their name.
Associate members are those who do not qualify for full membership, but are actively involved in post-production.
Student members are newly graduates who have little or no experience and are serving an apprenticeship, or are currently enrolled in a tertiary institution within a course involving screen editing or post-production. Where noted, these members may be competent at logging and/or sub-titling.
Affiliate members are members who do not meet the qualifications of the full, associate or student categories, but are actively engaged in the post-production, of motion picture films, television, multimedia, training or other forms of new technologies or engaged in the allied arts and sciences. Affiliate members will not have a vote at Annual General Meetings, but will be welcome to be present and take part.