Membership Help Center

Contact Information

Contact Information

Customer Care
Call 703-836-2272 (option 1) M-F from 9-5 ET.
Email [email protected].

AAPA Mailing Address:
2318 Mill Road, Suite 1300
Alexandria, VA 22314

Contacting your state chapter, caucus, specialty organization, or special interest group?
Find contact info here.

Questions about certification?
Contact NCCPA at 678-417-8100.

Questions about AMA credentialing?
Email [email protected].

Profile Updates

Profile Updates

Profile Updates
Log in to My Account to view your membership status, update your personal information, select your communication preferences, and pay dues.

Updating Graduation Date for Student Membership
Have your PA program provide confirmation of your expected graduation date and submit to [email protected].

Dues Information

Dues Information

Payment Issues
Email [email protected] or call 703-836-2272 (option 1) M-F from 9-5 ET.

Membership Refunds
Membership is nonrefundable.

Discounts for Military and Federal PAs
Active duty, military reserve, and federally employed PAs are eligible for $50 off a one-year Fellow Professional membership. Please contact Customer Care for further details at [email protected] or 703-836-2272 (option 1) during business hours. Military discounts are not eligible for auto-renewal.

Dues Invoice
You can print a membership invoice in your account.

Dues Renewal Reminders
You will receive reminders by mail and email starting 90 days before your membership expires.

Purchasing Multiple Years of Membership
You are welcome to purchase as many years of membership as you like. You’ll simply need to go through the checkout process for each year of membership you’d like to purchase or contact Customer Care at 703-836-2272 (option 1) to purchase multiple years of membership in a single transaction.

Membership Materials
You can view or print your membership card here. Student members receive a welcome kit in the mail. Materials will be delivered within six to eight weeks from when your payment was processed.

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 5.24 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).

The AAPA federal ID# is 23-7067770.

PAC Tax Information
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.

PAF Tax Information
PA Foundation (PAF) contributions are voluntary and tax-deductible. These contributions support PA Foundation programs. The PA Foundation federal ID# is 54-1071370.

Restrictions to AAPA Membership
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.” For additional questions, or to contact the Judicial Affairs Committee Chair, email [email protected].

Fellow Membership Upgrades
Fellow members may upgrade to a different membership option at any point in their current membership year. Regardless of the timing within their current membership subscription cycle, the upgrade fee owed (and due upon the request to change membership option) is equal to the full difference between the membership option:

  • A Fellow Professional member upgrading to Fellow Plus will pay a one-time $200 upgrade fee
  • A Fellow Professional member upgrading to Fellow Premium will pay a one-time $700 upgrade fee
  • A Fellow Plus member upgrading to Fellow Premium will pay a $500 upgrade fee

Fellow members may also downgrade to a different membership option but will not receive a refund in such instance. Members on auto-renewal may select different options for their next auto-renewal cycle.

Pre-PA Membership
Starting January 2022, those seeking to enroll in a PA Program can now select the Pre-PA membership option and are no longer part of the Affiliate category. Learn more about the benefits of joining as a Pre-PA member.

Sustaining Membership Discontinued
Effective January 2022, AAPA no longer offers the Sustaining membership option. PAs who are currently practicing may choose from one of our fellow (PA) memberships. Retired PAs may choose our Retired membership option. AAPA also accepts applications for reduced dues on Fellow Professional membership to those experiencing financial hardship (please contact customer care for more information).

Physician Membership Discontinued
Effective January 2022, AAPA now offers physicians our Affiliate membership, which is designed for non-PA healthcare providers. Learn more about our Affiliate membership.

Auto-Renewal

Auto-Renewal

Auto-Renewal Discount
Fellow members may sign up for auto-renewal while purchasing or renewing membership. Auto-renewal awards a member a 5% discount on fellow membership dues with any option.

Auto-Renewal
AAPA fellow members may sign up for auto-renewal while purchasing or renewing membership.

AAPA Fellow Membership Auto-Renewal Authorization Terms
Your AAPA fellow membership (Fellow Professional, Fellow Plus, or Fellow Premium) will automatically renew annually (unless cancelled by you), and upon such renewal, you hereby authorize AAPA to charge your credit card or debit card on an annual basis for the amount of then-current membership dues as published on the AAPA website, less any applicable discount(s) (to be identified on renewal invoice), including a 5% discount for permitting autorenewal. Charges will occur on the 15th day of your membership expiration month. This authorization will remain in effect until such time as you either cancel your AAPA membership or notify AAPA of your revocation of this auto-renewal authorization. You may revoke authorization at any time prior to your charge date by updating your auto-renewal preferences, or emailing or calling the AAPA Customer Care team at [email protected], 703-836-2272, Option 1 (M-F, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET). If the eligible payment you provided in your payment preferences is declined, you must provide a new eligible payment method promptly or your AAPA membership will be canceled.

AAPA uses a third-party service provider, BluePay, to process payments. This payment processing is facilitated by your respective bank or credit card and the terms are governed by their respective provider terms. Please review the terms and conditions of your bank or credit card provider for information on their terms. BluePay also provides an account updating service, which is a service provided by your bank or credit card company to facilitate uninterrupted processing of recurring charges you have authorized. Please be aware that our account updater service may establish a link with AAPA in order to facilitate and authorize recurring payments. For more information on stopping recurring payments please see information above.

Auto-Renewal Charges and Timing
Automatic payments are processed on the 15th day of your membership expiration month. You will receive a reminder email on the 1st day of the same month to the email address on your AAPA account.

Changes to Your Auto-Renewal Membership
Fellow Professional, Fellow Plus, and Fellow Premium membership types are all eligible for auto-renewal. To change the level of fellow membership for your upcoming renewal, visit “Manage my Auto-Renewal.” For any additional questions on your Auto-Renewal Membership please email or call the AAPA Customer Care team at [email protected], 703-836-2272, Option 1 (M-F, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET).

Changes to Your Auto-Renewal PAC/PAF Donations
To add or edit donations for your upcoming renewal, visit “Manage my Auto-Renewal.”

Updating Your Payment Method For Auto-Renewal
To update your payment method for future auto-renewal payments, visit “My Payments.”

Enrolling in Auto-Renewal Without Making a Payment
Current fellow members may enroll in auto-renewal at any time without being charged until their current membership is up for renewal. To enroll in auto-renewal before your membership expires without making an immediate payment, visit “Manage my Auto-Renewal.”

Use of Other Promo Codes With Auto-Renewal
Promo codes may not be applied to auto-renewal membership purchases. Removing “AUTOPAY” on the checkout page and replacing your promo code will redeem the other promotion, and keep you enrolled in auto-renewal. The promotion code will not be applied for future membership renewals.

AAPA & JAAPA Communications

AAPA & JAAPA Communications

Problems Receiving JAAPA
JAAPA is for members only. Log in to My Account to see if your membership is current, My Profile to verify your mailing address, and Communication Preferences to ensure you have not opted out.

If you joined recently, renewed your dues after your membership expired, or updated your address, it may take up to eight weeks for your mailed subscription to begin. As a member, you can get instant access online to all past and current JAAPA articles now, and you can complete the JAAPA post-tests for CME credit on Learning Central.

For additional questions or assistance, contact Customer Care at [email protected] or 703-836-2272 (option 1) M-F from 9-5 ET.

Managing AAPA Communications
Control what you do and don’t receive from AAPA using your Communication Preferences.

If you are opted in to an AAPA communication, but are still not receiving it, try the following troubleshooting steps:

  1. Check your email account to see if our emails are going into a trash, junk, or spam folder. If they are, just right click on that email and select the junk or spam option that adds that email address or email domain to your “safe” list (“add to contacts”, “not junk”, “never block,” etc.).
  2. “Whitelist” AAPA. Many email providers block any email that comes from a bulk email system – even if that system is legitimate and in compliance with best practices. If your provider is blocking AAPA email, you’ll need to “whitelist” AAPA. If you are using a personal email provider, like Gmail or Yahoo, you’ll want to add the appropriate email domain or “from” email address (see list below) to your “safe” list. If you are using business email, you’ll want to contact your employer’s IT department or vendor.
  3. Try a different email account. Occasionally, despite AAPA’s adherence to email best practices, an email provider blocks AAPA emails in their spam filters and they are not delivered to your inbox. We work closely with these providers to resolve any issues, but we are not always successful.