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ACTE is the largest national education association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. Our members come from all walks of the profession:

  • secondary and middle school teachers and administrators
  • postsecondary instructors, faculty, administrators and deans
  • teacher educators
  • guidance professionals
  • state government education professionals

ACTE is well-known for its leadership in legislative advocacy. We work year-round with education policymakers and organizations, building national support and funding for career and technical education in cities and towns from one end of the nation to the other. But ACTE members also enjoy many benefits and services that help members make a personal difference to improve their schools, programs, students and their own careers.

ACTE dues are not deductible as a charitable contribution for U.S. federal income tax purposes, but may be deductible as a business expense.

Membership Categories

Professional Membership $80
Individuals actively employed in or concerned with career and technical education. Professional members in unified state associations are required to hold state and ACTE membership simultaneously. Members in this category are eligible to vote, serve on committees and participate as a delegate. Join Now! (print form) 

Retired Membership $31
Individuals who are retired from active employment in career and technical education or services and have been an ACTE member for at least one year. Retired members can not be employed either full or part time. Retired members must notify ACTE should they regain employment and renew at the professional membership rate. 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*
Individuals who are enrolled as full-time students preparing to become career and technical educators and who are not employed full time in the education system as a teacher, counselor or administrator. This membership category is serviced completely electronically. Student members must sign an eligibility agreement upon joining.
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*Student dues may apply at the state level for students joining from unified states.

International Membership $60
Individuals concerned with career and technical education who reside outside of the United States, its territories and protectorates and who are in a country that is not part of an ACTE region. This membership category is serviced completely electronically.
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If you need further information about ACTE and/or about our membership benefits, please do not hesitate to contact member services or call at 800-826-9972.

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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Achieve 100 Award

ACTE's exclusive Achieve 100 Award recognizes schools and institutions that have 100 percent ACTE membership participation from each and every member of their career and technical staff.

Individual Membership

ACTE individual membership includes professional, student, international and retired categories, and includes a wide range of benefits crafted to meet the needs of today's CTE educators.


ACTE Calendar

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Arkansas Career and Technical Conference

Monday, July 28, 2014

Online Seminars Sponsored by the U.S. Army: Career Readiness

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