For institutions, organizations, and persons directly involved or interested in the field of paralegal education, there are five classifications of membership in the American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE). They are Institutional, Associate, Affiliate, Sustaining, and Individual. The sixth type of membership, Honorary, is by election only. Each of the available memberships is described below and linked to the appropriate downloadable application. The membership fee structure is also shown.
Membership Dues Rates
Membership dues are assessed on a calendar year basis and are payable by January 1 of each year. Invoices will be sent to all current members by AAfPE Headquarters staff during the fall of the preceding year. Dues may be paid by check, VISA, MasterCard, or American Express.
Please see the pro-rated dues table for new membership applications submitted during the calendar year. Where new applications for membership are made part-way through the year, an allowance is made to adjust dues for the first year of membership only. Please base your first-year's dues remittance on this table.
All new applications for membership must be completed electronically using the provided application form, along with specified supporting documentation.
All application material must be sent in a single email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If paying by check, submit your application and attachments electronically and send your check to:
222 S. Westmonte Drive, Ste 101
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
Credit card payments can be sent via fax to: 407-774-6440 (secured)
Applications will not be processed until the non-refundable application processing fee and first year's dues are paid. Please allow 4-6 weeks for processing.
*View AAfPE's Prorated Dues for New Member Applications*
| Institutional Details
|| Plus a non-refundable $50.00 application processing fee for new member applications.
| Associate Details
|| Plus a non-refundable $50.00 application processing fee for new member applications. If an Associate member wishes to change status to Institutional, a non-refundable $50.00 application processing fee along with the Institutional application is required. There would not be an additional dues payment.
| Affiliate Details
|| Plus a non-refundable $50.00 application processing fee for new member applications. If an Affiliate member wishes to change status to Associate or Institutional, a non-refundable $50.00 application processing fee along with the Institutional or Associate application is required. There would not be an additional dues payment.
| Sustaining Details
|| There is no application processing fee for Sustaining membership applications.
| Individual Details
|| There is no application processing fee for Individual membership applications.