When you join APA, you join thousands of planners, students, commissioners, public officials, educators, and citizens who have made a commitment to great communities. Learn more about the benefits of membership in APA. 

PLANNERS

Only in APA can you connect and interact with planners from every region and discipline with varied experiences and points of view. When you join APA, you'll join a chapter — your local source for networking and development  — and find myriad opportunities to upgrade your planning skills and expand your network.

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COMMISSIONERS

APA is an experienced and helpful partner to local commissions and boards that are working to create vital, sustainable communities. Planning board members have access to additional resources for local officials, and dues are lower than practicing planners pay. You'll belong to a chapter and benefit from local networking opportunities.

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STUDENTS

Planning your future? Join APA today and benefit from the Early Career Membership Program. Get must-read professional publications, career guidance, opportunities to present your work, meet a mentor, and much more. A year of student membership costs less than your average textbook, and your first year could be free!

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ACADEMICS

APA invites academic departments to participate in a group membership program designed for planning educators. Through publications, events, and programs that bring them together with frontline planners, planning educators who belong to APA stay connected to planning practice and policies that shape planning.

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OUTSIDE THE U.S.

Become part of a global community working for better cities and better lives. APA members in more than 90 countries — including professional planners, engaged citizens, elected officials, and scholars — share your commitment to planning. Membership offers resources you can use every day, including an online directory to APA members worldwide.

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APA FOR ALL

APA membership is open to everyone who is committed to applying the benefits of planning to create communities of lasting value. We welcome individuals who work in allied professions, as well as also interested citizens who want to help their communities. Allied professionals and engaged citizens who join APA enjoy full benefits of membership.

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