National Members

APA is the essential membership association for planners. No other organization associated with the planning profession provides the quantity and quality of information, continuing education, and peer relationships that APA does. Membership in APA provides you with the most opportunities to elevate the practice of planning, the communities you serve, and your own career.

  • Expand your network
  • Connect with specialists
  • Connect locally
  • Get AICP certified
  • Keep up with planning
  • Advance your career
  • Update your skills
  • Promote planning

Join or Renew Online or visit APA National’s Membership page to learn more!


You may become a “chapter-only” member in California for only $150, however this type of membership does not give you membership in the American Planning Association. As a chapter-only member you will be entitled to:

  • All Chapter and Section publications
  • A discount at the annual APA California state conference
  • The opportunity to participate on the APA California Legislative Review Team
  • Membership in the California Planning Foundation (CPF)
  • The ability to vote in California APA elections