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Information on the membership types and how to join APA Virginia.

APA Virginia Membership Types


There are two main membership options when joining the American Planning Association - full or chapter-only membership. These two membership types are described below.

Full Membership
Join the American Planning Association as a regular member. Your national dues include membership in the Virginia Chapter.  Students members receive full membership benefits at a discounted membership fee. Most student members are signed up by their universities.

Individuals joining (with mailing addresses in Virginia) as full members of the American Planning Association automatically become Virginia Chapter members.

To join, please fill out the application: APA Membership Application

Chapter-Only Membership
Those who desire to make their community a better place to live are invited to join APA locally as a Chapter-Only member.  Chapter-Only membership is a reasonably priced alternative for those who wish to keep in touch with the latest issues, opportunities and events in Virginia of interest to those in all the various fields of planning: land use, housing, environment, transportation, and economic development.    The Chapter-Only member fee is $50 annually.  Chapter-Only membership is rolling which means annual membership starts when you payment is received.

To join as a Chapter-Only member, please fill out the: APA VA Chapter-Only Application

Once the Chapter-only membership application is complete, please mail, fax or phone it in with the $55.00 membership fee to APA using the contact info on the application form.

Chapter-Only Membership and AICP designation: If you are member of AICP you must remain “a member in good standing” with APA which (among other things) requires paying annual APA, Chapter and AICP dues.  A Chapter-Only membership does not permit one to remain a “member in good standing” with APA so you cannot be a Chapter-Only member  - you must be a full member.

For further information, contact the APA Virginia Membership Director.

To Change or Update Your Mailing Address:

APA staff is available to answer phone calls Monday through Friday, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Central Time, excluding holidays observed by APA.

The American Planning Association has offices in Chicago and Washington, D.C.:


American Planning Association
205 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60601

Phone: 312-431-9100

Fax: 312-786-6700


American Planning Association
1030 15th St., NW
Suite 750 West
Washington, DC 20005-1503

Phone: 202-872-0611

Fax: 202-872-064

APA's main Customer Service e-mail address is

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