Applying for membership

Thank you for your interest in joining the world's first and largest fraternity. We are a brotherhood of like-minded men who genuinely care about each other. We develop true friendships with fellow Masons in our communities and around the world. We work together to learn and improve ourselves. And we seek to make a positive impact on each other, our families, and our communities.

One of Masonry’s customs is not to solicit members; men must seek membership on their own through a Mason they know or a local lodge.

California Masonic membership is open to men age 18 or older who meet the qualifications and standards of character and intention, and who believe in a Supreme Being. Men of all ethnic and religious backgrounds are welcome.

A Mason who recommends you for membership will assist with completing and submitting the application. After submitting the application, you will be interviewed by members of the lodge you wish to join so they can learn more about you and you can learn more about Freemasonry. If the interview is favorable, your application is presented to the lodge for a vote. If the vote is affirmative, you receive the Entered Apprentice degree - the first degree of Freemasonry. When you advance through the next two degrees, you are a Master Mason and a full member of the fraternity.

How to apply

If you are interested in submitting an application, and you meet the general requirements for membership (see above), you may contact us and a lodge member will get back to you regarding your membership request.