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ACTE is the largest national education association of 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).

Member Benefits

Individual Membership Categories

Professional Membership $80

Offers individuals actively engaged and employed in the CTE community a wealth of professional development and networking opportunities. Members in unified state associations are required to hold state and national ACTE membership simultaneously and benefit from involvement at both local and national levels. 

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ACTE Organization Membership

Do you have a group of staff positions for whom you would like to arrange membership? The ACTE Organization Membership enables your institution to purchase positional memberships for a group of staff.  These memberships remain with the institution if a staff member leaves. If your organization is in one of the ACTE unified states, state dues would also apply. See chart below for group membership discounts:

ACTE Organization Member Discount Schedule

0-100 Members              $80 + state dues

101-249 Members          $75 + state dues

250-399 Members          $70 + state dues

400-549 Members          $65 + state dues

550-699 Members          $60 + state dues

700+ Members                $55 + state dues

For more information, see the ACTE Organization Membership flyer. Complete the attached ACTE Organization Membership Form.

Retired Membership $31

To qualify for Retired membership, you must:

  • Be a current Professional ACTE member for at least a year
  • Have retired from active full-time or part-time employment

If the criteria is met and you wish to convert or renew your current Professional Membership to a Retired Membership, please contact our Member Services team at to start the process.

Student Membership FREE*

Offers rising CTE professionals access to essential resources as they prepare for their new careers! *Student dues may apply at the state level if joining from a unified state.

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International Membership $60

Provides CTE professionals outside of the United States opportunities to exchange best practices.

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Organizational Membership Categories

Educational Institution Membership 
Open to any school district, CTE center, and community college or university.

Corporate Membership
Available to corporate entities interested in working with schools and educators on real-world CTE issues and workplace skills.

National Affiliate Membership
Provides non-profit organizations an active voice in the advancement of CTE.

For additional information on joining ACTE, please contact member services or call 800-826-9972.