NCoGS offers three different types of memberships. Active and Associate Memberships may be selected by the individual petitioning for membership, while Honorary memberships are bestowed by the Board of Directors.
- Active Members: Those currently in good standing with NCoGS and actively engaged in the operation and development of existing Governors' Schools, as defined in Article II of these Bylaws and those currently involved in setting policy for such schools may be active members. These shall include directors, administrators, faculty and staff of the Governors' Schools, Board and Advisory Board members where such Board members are directly involved in policy decisions for the schools and the overall chief administrator of the state's Governor's School or Schools.
- Associate Members: All those interested in advancing the purposes of the Governors' Schools who do not qualify for active membership may be associate members if currently in good standing withNCoGS .
- Honorary Members: Members of the National Conference may award honorary membership to individuals by a majority vote of approval by the Board. Such an award must be based on exceptional service to Governors' Schools.