Join the National Capital Area Chapter

The National Capital Area Chapter serves you through: 

  • Ongoing Communication
  • Professional Development & Education
  • Networking & Outreach
  • Annual Conference
  • Local Planning Awards 

For more information about the benefits of membership, visit Membership Overview. Chapter-only membership does not include membership to the American Planning Association nor any of the benefits associated with a national membership. 

As a Chapter-Only member, you will not be entitled to:

  • National APA publications, or other National APA services, such as legislative representation in Washington.
  • Eligibility as a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).
  • A discount at the national APA conference.
  • The ability to vote in national APA elections.

If you have any questions regarding Chapter-Only Membership, please reach out to and allow 3-5 business days for a response. 

You can join the American Planning Association and be placed in the National Capital Chapter automatically by visiting this link or by contacting a customer service representative at or (312) 431-9100.


To proceed with the Chapter-Only Application, complete the online application form. Support the planning profession in the DC region by joining today.

Chapter-Only Membership fees are due by October 30 of each year and must be renewed each year. Membership for the 2019-2020 year costs $75. Membership fees are not prorated based on when you join. 

An NCAC Board Member will be in touch to confirm your application and collect payment after submission of this form. 

Join the National Capital Area Chapter