Where do I send my dues payment?
join or renew
online or send a payment by mail to P.O. Box 418966, Boston, MA 02241-8966.
What if I need a receipt, or verification of membership?
You can view
in your online account. Select the email icon on the upper-right-hand side of your order to have a receipt emailed to you.
How can I print an invoice or renewal notice for my employer?
email your invoice
to yourself from your online account.
What if my employer needs a PDF copy of the membership application?
You or your employer can download a
PDF of the membership application
and fax it to 703-684-1924.
I submitted a duplicate payment. How do I request a refund?
to request a refund.
When will I receive a dues renewal reminder?
You'll receive reminders by mail and email 90 days before your membership expires.
I need to switch my member type. How do I do that?
to change your member type.
After I pay my dues, when will I receive my membership materials?
Materials will be delivered within four to six weeks from when your payment was processed.
Why am I not receiving JAAPA?
to see if your membership is current and if we have your current address.
If you joined recently or renewed your dues after your membership expired, it may take up to six weeks for your subscription to begin.
JAAPA is for members only.
What are my dues used for, and what percentage of my dues supports lobbying?
AAPA membership dues are used to support our members and the PA profession in a variety of ways. For example, $24 covers a one-year subscription to JAAPA. The nondeductible portion of your annual dues spent on lobbying activities is about 5.5 percent. Contributions to the AAPA Political Action Committee (PA PAC) are voluntary, separate from dues and not tax deductible.
Dues tax information
Membership dues are not deductible as charitable contributions for income tax purposes. However, they may be deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense or an itemized miscellaneous deduction subject to the restrictions imposed due to AAPA's lobbying activities.
The nondeductible portion of your annual dues spent on lobbying activities is about 5.5 percent. In addition, $24 of annual AAPA membership dues covers a one-year subscription (12 issues) to the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (JAAPA).
Contributions to the AAPA Political Action Committee (PA PAC) are voluntary and NOT tax deductible. Federal law requires PACs to report the name, mailing address, occupation and name of employer for each individual whose contributions exceed $200 in a calendar year. Please contact your CPA or tax specialist with questions.
Please notify us of any changes to your business or home address by visiting us at
and clicking on "my profile." For tax purposes: the AAPA federal ID# is 23-7067770 . Your voluntary tax-deductible contribution supports PA Foundation programs. PA Foundation federal ID# is 54-1071370 .
In accordance with AAPA Bylaws Article X, Section 5, "Any individual who has their physician assistant license, certificate, registration, or temporary permit currently revoked as the result of a final adjudicated disciplinary action for violation of their professional practice statues or regulations shall be ineligible to apply for AAPA membership during the period of that revocation."
Is my membership active?
and select "Members." You can view your membership status, update your contact information, select your preferences and pay dues.
My name has changed. How do I update it?
Send a copy of your marriage certificate, passport, driver's license or other government issued documents verifying your former and new legal name. Scan and email to
Or mail to 2318 Mill Rd., Ste. 1300, Alexandria, VA 22314.
I'm currently enrolled in a PA program. How do I switch my affiliate membership to a student membership?
Congratulations on acceptance into your PA program! Your member number and online access will remain the same. If you've prepaid any dues, a portion may be pro-rated. Please contact
to update your membership now.
I've extended my PA studies, and my expected graduation date has changed. How do I update my student membership?
Have your PA program provide confirmation of your expected graduation date and submit to
Credentialing establishes the qualifications of licensed professionals and assesses their background and legitimacy. AAPA partners with the AMA Credentialing Service to provide an initial profile for PA credentialing.
I'm about to graduate or I've recently graduated and need to be AMA credentialed. Where do I begin?
The process begins when we receive confirmation that you've graduated from an accredited PA program. Confirmation of graduation may be completed two ways: We may receive verification of graduation from your PA program directly, or instruct your PA program to submit official documentation of graduation to
What you should be receiving from AAPA
AAPA relies on email to get the latest clinical and PA profession news to you – fast. Here’s what you can expect to receive from us by email as an AAPA member:
Dedicated emails on a variety of topics to help you in your career and your practice – from special alerts on new regulations that impact PA practice, to updates on new member benefits, to the early bird deadline for Annual Conference.
We periodically send out surveys to help us understand the current state of the profession and how we can be serving you better.
Renewal invoices, online store confirmations and receipts, and official notifications about AAPA or your membership.
What to do if you’re not receiving some or all of AAPA’s emails
⚬ Medical Watch: Domain – email@example.com
⚬ Surveys: Domain – firstname.lastname@example.org
⚬ Huddle Daily Digest: Domain – email@example.com
Have questions or need additional assistance? Contact the Customer Care team at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 703-836-2272, Option 1, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
How do I get access to JAAPA?Log
in to see if your membership is current and if we have your current address.
If you joined AAPA recently or renewed your dues after your
membership expired, it may take up to six weeks for your JAAPA subscription to
begin. Once you receive your first issue of JAAPA in the mail, learn how to activate your JAAPA online subscription. In the interim, you
can get instant access online to all past and current JAAPA articles
Does AAPA certify physician assistants?
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) is dedicated to assuring the public that certified PAs meet established standards of knowledge and clinical skills upon entry into practice and throughout their careers.
Does AAPA license physician assistants?
No. Each state regulates PAs. You can contact your state licensing board for further information.
How do I post my resume or respond to a job post on the PA JobSource?
and follow the instructions.
How does my employer request a copy of AAPA's W-9 form?
a copy of AAPA's W-9 Employer Tax ID form.
How do I contact my state chapter, caucus, specialty organization or special interest group?
a full list of constituent organizations.