American Canadian Grand Lodge
Within the United Grand Lodges of Germany (VGLvD)

How Does One Become a Mason?


To become a Freemason you must:

  • Be a man at least 18 years of age
  • Be of good moral character
  • Have a personal belief in a Supreme Being
    (the definition of a Supreme Being is up to you)
  • Decide to become a Mason of "your own free will and accord"
  • Be loyal to your country
  • Dedicated to providing for your own family
  • Have a sincere determination to conduct yourself in a manner that will earn the respect and trust of others
  • Possess a desire to help others through community service and universal benevolence


Follow these steps to become a member:

  • Talk with someone you know who is a member of the Fraternity
  • If you do not know anyone who is a Mason, just contact a lodge in your neighborhood
  • Masons do not solicit for members.  You'll need to express your personal interest in joining the Fraternity.
  • You can receive an online petition for membership by E-mail from your local lodge.
  • Complete a petition for membership and return it to your local lodge with your degree fees
  • Three members will meet with you to answer your questions
  • Your petition will be presented for a secret ballot.  If accepted, you will be notified to appear to receive the first of three Degrees of Masonry 

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