Become a Mason

Freemasons come from all walks of life, but in order to become a Mason you must meet a few simple criteria:


  • You must be a male, at least 18 years of age (varies by state)
  • You must profess a belief in a Supreme Being
  • You must be a man of good morals and reputation


In order to join you must seek admission by your own free will, and you must be recommended by a current Freemason, unanimously elected to membership and willing to assume an obligation to the fraternity.


To get started simply go to The Next Step and fill out basic information. A virtual mentor will assist you and introduce you to a local lodge.


Degrees of Masonry


As you follow the path of Masonry you will have the opportunity to earn three symbolic degrees representing the lessons of Masonry.


  • Entered Apprentice – beginner
  • Fellowcraft – intermediate
  • Master Mason – expert

All Shriners are Master Masons, but not all Freemasons go on to become Shriners.