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ACTE is the largest national education association of 25,000 thriving professionals dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. Our members represent all facets of career and technical education (CTE) and include:

  • Secondary and middle school CTE teachers and administrators
  • Postsecondary CTE instructors, faculty, administrators and deans
  • Guidance counselors 
  • Students studying to become CTE educators
  • Federal and state government education professionals
  • Nonprofit organizations active in the advancement of CTE 
  • Corporations working with CTE programs and educators on workplace skills

Learn more about the comprehensive suite of member benefits, services and resources!

Individual Membership Categories

Professional Membership $80
Professional membership offers individuals actively engaged and employed in the CTE community a wealth of world-class resources, information and networking opportunities. Professional members in unified state associations are required to hold state and ACTE membership simultaneously and benefit from involvement at both the local and national level. Members in this category are eligible to vote, serve on committees and participate as a delegate. Join Now!  (Print form

New! - Do you have a group of staff positions for whom you would like to arrange membership? Use the Organizational Membership Form or call (703) 683-9318 for more information. 

Retired Membership $31
Retired membership is available for individuals who are retired from active employment in a CTE field, have been active in ACTE for at least one year and wish to remain active in the CTE community (and we welcome their expertise!). Members in this category are eligible to vote, serve on committees and participate as a delegate.
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National ACTE Student Membership FREE*
Student membership offers rising CTE professionals access to essential knowledge and tools as they prepare for their new and exciting careers! This membership category is serviced completely electronically.
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*Student dues may apply at the state level if joining from a unified state.

International Membership $60
International membership is open to CTE professionals outside of the United States and provides opportunities to share best practices and lessons learned across country borders. This membership category is serviced completely electronically.
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For additional information on joining ACTE, please contact member services or call 800-826-9972.

The following organizational membership categories are also available and include benefits tailored to your organization's specific needs:

Educational Institution Membership is open to any school district, technical and career center, curriculum center, and community college or university.

Corporate Membership is available to corporate entities interested in working with schools and educators on real-world CTE issues and workplace skills. (Print form)

National Affiliate Membership  provides nonprofit organizations an active voice in the advancement of CTE.

For state web address changes or updates on the ACTE-hosted state web pages, e-mail the webmaster or call 800-826-9972.

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Who We Are

The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is the nation’s largest not-for-profit association committed to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. ACTE represents the community of CTE professionals, including educators, administrators, researchers, guidance counselors and others at all levels of education. ACTE is committed to excellence in providing advocacy, public awareness and access to resources, professional development and leadership opportunities.

What We Do

ACTE is committed to enhancing the job performance and satisfaction of its members; to increasing public awareness and appreciation for career and technical programs; and to assuring growth in local, state and federal funding for these programs by communicating and working with legislators and government leaders.


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