Membership Renewal

Time to Renew?

Renew Online

Renew online by using the "My APA" link found at the top of every APA webpage.

If you are not logged in, you will be prompted to do so.

In the "Membership" section of your My APA page, click "Renew Online."

How to Pay

PAY BY PHONE

You may renew your membership by paying your dues over the phone using a credit card. Call 312-431-9100. Your payment will be processed within 1–2 business days.

PAY BY MAIL OR FAX

Send in your original invoice and payment in the return envelope provided or download the membership application form and fax it to us with credit card payment. Your payment will be processed within 7–10 business days from the time the payment is mailed, or 2–3 business days from the time the payment is faxed. To trace a mailed payment, we will need the date your payment cleared the bank.

Membership AUTO-RENEWAL PROGRAM

You may pay for your membership and other APA services electronically through monthly, quarterly, or annual charges to your credit card or debit card. Through APA's Auto-Renewal Program, you may qualify to pay your annual fees in up to a maximum of 10 equal installments.

Please return the application for APA's Auto-Renewal Program one of the following ways:

  • Fax: Fax your original invoice and your completed Auto-Renewal Program form to us. Our fax number is 312-786-6700.
  • Mail: Send in your original invoice and the completed Auto-Renewal Program form to us. Mail to American Planning Association, 205 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60601-5927.

**To ensure your bank information remains secure, we recommend that the completed Auto-Renewal Program form not be returned via email.

Auto-Renewal Program

CHECK YOUR PAYMENT STATUS

Use the "My APA" link found at the top of every webpage. (If you are not logged in, you will be prompted to do so.) Your current APA paid-through date displays in the top section of your My APA page.


Special Membership Status

Retired Membership Status

You qualify as an APA Retired Member if you have been an active and continuous member for at least 10 years, are at least 65 years of age, and do not engage in any planning-related profession, business, or trade (excludes part-time non-planning or nonprofessional work). As an APA Retired member, you receive reduced APA, AICP, and chapter dues and a full exemption from the Certification Maintenance requirements.

Retired Membership Form

Members who do not qualify for retired membership may be eligible for reduced dues as unemployed or in transition members. See below for details.

Life Membership Status

You qualify as an APA Life Member if you have been an active and continuous member for at least 25 years and are at least 65 years of age. As an APA Life member, you receive reduced APA, AICP, and chapter dues and have two CM exemption options:

  • Option 1: You have to meet half the CM credit required (16 CM credits) including 1.5 credits each of ethics and law.
  • Option 2: If you are a Life Member who meets the Retired Member criteria, then you qualify for a full exemption from CM requirements.

Life Membership Form

Members who do not qualify for retired membership may be eligible for reduced dues as unemployed or in transition members. See below for details.

Unemployed/In Transition Membership Status

APA offers special reduced rates for current members who are not working on a temporary or permanent basis, but who do not meet the requirements of Life or Retired membership status. Members may qualify for one year of reduced dues for every three years of continuous membership, up to a maximum of five years (for those who have been members for 15 years or longer). Members must request the unemployed rate annually.

Unemployed/In Transition Form


AICP Membership Reinstatement

If your AICP membership has lapsed, please visit AICP Reinstatement to learn how to reinstate.