What is required for membership in 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Freemasonry?

The requirements for becoming a member of 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Freemasonry, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction are as follows:

  1. You must be a Master Mason in good standing in a Masonic lodge. If you are not yet a Freemason, visit BeAFreemason.org to learn more and take the first step.
  2. You must profess belief in a Supreme Being.
  3. You must be a Master Mason in one of the 15 Northern Masonic Jurisdiction states and petition your local Valley for membership.
  4. Once you are approved as a degree candidate, you must attend a 4th degree date or reunion to be initiated as a Scottish Rite Mason. This fall you may also take the 4º and join the Scottish Rite through a Virtual Reunion.
  5. To officially become a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Freemason, you must receive a minimum of five Scottish Rite degrees. You must receive the 4th degree and 32nd degree, along with three additional degrees (in any order) that focus on 32nd Degree Freemasonry’s Core Values. While not required, most men go on to view all 29 Scottish Rite degrees in the future. Participation in a Virtual Reunion will make you eligible for the 32°. The requisite number of degrees will be presented on each Virtual Reunion date.

Men of any ethnic, religious or economic background are eligible to become Scottish Rite Freemasons. Master Masons who are members of other appendant bodies of Freemasonry, such as Shriners International or the York Rite, are eligible to become Scottish Rite Masons so long as they meet the above requirements.

If you meet the above criteria and are interested in becoming a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Freemason, learn more about joining us and submit a member application.

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