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Frequently Asked Questions about AAMFT Membership

I would like to sign up for membership.  What category best suits my particular circumstances?

  • If you have the highest level of MFT licensure in marriage and family therapy from a US state, you are eligible for Clinical Fellow.
  • If you have the highest level of mental health licensure in a field other than MFT, you are eligible for our Member category.
  • If you are a post-graduate under supervision working toward the highest level of MFT licensure in a US state, you are eligible for Pre-Clinical Fellow.
  • If you are a post-graduate under supervision working toward the highest level of mental health licensure that is not MFT, you are eligible for Associate.
  • If you are enrolled in a graduate or post-degree training program that can be reasonably expected to lead towards licensure as a marriage and family therapist, Clinical Fellow membership, or our Clinical Fellow the appropriate category is Student.
  • *If you live outside of the US, we have evaluative track standards for Pre-Clinical Fellow and Clinical Fellow membership*
  • If you work with couples and families but do not qualify for one of our other membership categories, you are welcome to be an Affiliate.

How much are dues with AAMFT?

Clinical Fellow:           $201.00 plus Division Dues
Member:                      $201.00 plus Division Dues
Pre-Clinical Fellow:    $146.00 plus Division Dues  
Associate Member:     $146.00 plus Division Dues 
Student Member:         $ 58.00 plus Division Dues 
Affiliate Member:       $161.00 plus Division Dues 
Clinical Members residing outside the United States and Canada:  $128.00 (Division Dues are not applicable)

How many members belong to AAMFT?

As of October 2015, AAMFT has close to 26,000 members.

I need to transfer my membership to another category.  How do I do that?

In order to transfer your membership appropriately to another category please complete and submit a transfer application.  You can access application information by clicking the red box at the top of the page that says "Join Now".

I’ve let my AAMFT membership lapse and would like to reinstate.  How do I do that?

In order to complete your reinstatement, please fill out and submit an application to reinstate if rejoining in the same membership category. If you need to rejoin in a different membership category, you will need to complete an application to transfer to the new category. Click on the "Join Now" box at the top of this page.

How long does it take to process an application after it has been received?

Typically applications are processed within 5 to 7 business days if submitted through the website or by email or fax. Applications mailed with a check payment generally take an additional 2 to 3 weeks for processing.

How Do I Contact AAMFT?

By phone:  (703)838-9808

By email:  central@aamft.org
By fax (703) 838-9805
By Mail:  AAMFT 112 South Alfred Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Once I sign up, what cycle is my membership on?  Calendar Year?

Your membership will reflect the current time period for which you are applying.  For instance, if you sign up on November 15th, your membership begin date will be December 1st and will expire the following year on November 30th.

Dues are by anniversary and runs from the time you join/renew until the following year during that same time of the year.  Invoices are mailed beginning 90 days prior to your expiration date. Full payment is due by your expiration date. Several follow-up invoices are emailed to unpaid members, at 60 and 30 days before and after your expiration.

If I sign up and decide for any reason that I want to terminate my membership, are my dues and fees refundable?

No.  Dues and fees paid to AAMFT are non-refundable.

Does the application for membership need to be completed electronically?

No, while we encourage you to join online so that you can start receiving your benefits immediately, you can also download the application and mail or fax to us along with payment and additional information as necessary.

I do not want to submit my application electronically.  What other ways can I send it?

By fax (703) 838-9805
By Mail:  AAMFT 112 South Alfred Street, Alexandria, VA 22314


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