Join the Planning Community
APA membership will connect you to the best of today's planning practice and to others who share your passion for creating better places to live, work, and play. You'll get must-read professional publications, student-focused programs that complement your studies, and entry into national and local events to expand your network and jump-start your planning career.
Get in the Early Career Program
Join APA while you're a student and you'll automatically be enrolled in our Early Career Program. You'll be entitled to these and more benefits — like discounts on conference registration and membership in special-interest divisions — at a price you can afford.
Become a member and connect with thousands of people who share your dedication to creating vibrant communities.
Your First Year Could Be Free!
For students in many planning programs the first year of APA membership is absolutely free.
Not a Student?
APA membership is open to everyone who is committed to applying the benefits of planning to create communities of lasting value.
Members of planning and zoning boards and commissions and appointed and elected officials are eligible for APA membership at reduced rates with enhanced benefits.