Member FAQs


Have questions about AFP membership? The FAQs below should answer them. If you have more, please contact the Member/Chapter Services Department at AFP International Headquarters, 800.666.3863.

Does my membership belong to me, or to the organization I work for?
It depends on the type of membership that you join.  If you are a Professional, Young Professional, Global eMember, Collegiate or Associate member, the membership is yours and goes with you if leave an organization.

The Nonprofit Organizational Membership for both large and small organizations, and the Executive Circle Business Member or Endorser Business Member belongs to the organization or company. If an employee leaves, the organization may replace the name of the designated member. New members still need to fill out a membership application and sign their adherence to the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards.

Does my membership stay with me if I switch organizations?
If you are in one of the individual membership categories the membership goes with you if you switch organizations.

How much does membership cost?
When a member joins AFP, he or she joins both the international organization and a local chapter. Thus, a member pays annual dues to both the International Headquarters and the chapter.

How much are the dues to International Headquarters?
Your membership dues depend on the type of membership applicable to you. Members must self-assess to determine the type of membership for which they are eligible. Prospective members should self-determine the category of membership, and renewing members should review and reassess membership categories. See Member Categories for information on dues.

How much are chapter dues?
Chapter dues vary from $25 to $125, depending on the chapter. AFP Golden Gate chapter dues are $100.

Is there a Member Payment Plan available?
AFP International processes all things membership and pushes information out to local chapters. AFP offers an Installment Payment Plan to cover membership dues in six installments. How the Plan Works: Membership will continue for the entire 12 months. To sign up, please: 1. Contact AFP membership at mbrship@afpnet.org to develop a plan for the installment payments. 2. Download and fill out the Membership Installment Plan Form providing payment details. 

How can I find out if there is a chapter in my local area?
Search in the Chapters section or contact the AFP International Headquarters at 800.666.3863.

How long does my membership last?
Your membership lasts 12 months, starting in the month you officially become a member.

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