Membership Benefits

Annual Conference
Members receive a significant discount below the non-member registration cost for the AAFCS Annual Conference.

Virtual Professional Modules (VPD)
All VPD Modules include access to on demand video presentation, supplemental materials and instructional resources and a certificate for professional development.

Webinar Library
Stay on the leading edge of your career with recorded webinars on a variety of topics and designed to fit your schedule with 24/7 access!

Affiliate Membership
As a member, you are automatically enrolled in and receive all the benefits of your affiliate.

Online Directories
Connect to other members through the online membership directory accessible exclusively to AAFCS members. Additional online directories include AAFCS Certification Connection, FCS Research Connection, and Graduate Program Directory.

Alliance for Family & Consumer Sciences
AAFCS leads the Alliance for Family & Consumer Sciences, a growing coalition of more than 20 organizations whose mission is to advance the value of family and consumer sciences globally. 

FCS Career Spotlight
AAFCS recognizes the important role of career exploration and encouraging individuals to pursue careers in the field of family and consumer sciences. 

FCS Career Connection
Whether you’re searching for a new job or great talent, our online career center is the place to achieve your employment goals.

Leadership Opportunities
Develop valuable leadership skills through involvement in your affiliate, our Leadership Academy, or other National membership activities.

Leadership Workshop
Our annual Leadership Workshop provides FCS professionals with leadership development skills that can be taken back to the workplace, classroom, and department. 

AAFCS Member Open Forum
Share resources, connect, and learn from other AAFCS members. Available exclusively to members and through your MyAAFCS login in credentials.

Online Forums for Professional Communities
Connect and network through a variety of forums and communities. Available exclusively to members and through your MyAAFCS login in credentials.

Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences
Access to online issues is included with your membership! Published four times a year, this peer-reviewed journal features scholarly articles, trends, issues, and practical information to help you in your career. Read the current issue HERE! Available in an easy to read format!

JFCS in Action
For each issue of the Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences, members are provided with supplemental resources to pursue further thought and/or action on selected topics from the issue. All resources can support additional dialogue within your classroom and professional setting. 

Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal
AAFCS members may subscribe at the Members-Only rate of $45 (Regular Price $144) to the quarterly Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal (FCSRJ) and enjoy peer-reviewed university research on a variety of topics. Want to see more? You can browse the issues and titles, here.

The AAFCS celebrates, embraces, and respects the value of every person. We denounce all expressions hate, racism, injustice, and discrimination. Our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice is demonstrated through our work to improve the well-being and quality of life for individuals, families, and communities. For more information click here!

Awards & Recognition
Members have access to apply for a variety of awards that showcase and exemplify their work in the Family and Consumer Sciences field. Distinguished Service Award, Leader Award and New Achiever Award, National Teacher of the Year, Scholarships and Fellowships. Some recognition includes monetary awards.

Pre-Professional Assessments & Certification
AAFCS offers 12 pre-professional assessments and corresponding certifications in Family and Consumer Sciences.

Professional Assessments & Certification
AAFCS offers four professional competency exams and corresponding certifications in Family and Consumer Sciences. As an AAFCS member, you’ll save $100 on your certification fee. And, if you’re not yet a member, be sure to ask about the Initial Certification Fee & AAFCS Membership Package.

University Program Accreditation
AAFCS is the sole accreditation agent in the United States for educational institutions and units offering programs in family and consumer sciences in higher education.

AAFCS sends out a bi-weekly newsletter, AAFCS Matters, which contains news and updates on the association and the FCS profession to all affiliated members.

Insurance, ID Theft Protection & Legal Service Plans 

Members can participate in a wide array of plans available through AAFCS' partnership with Forrest T. Jones, including student educator liability insurance ($25/year for $1 million in coverage), professional liability insurance (starting at $99/year for $1 million in coverage), auto insurance, health insurance, long-term care insurance, and much more. Obtain your quote today!