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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

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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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.

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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

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

2015 OACTE Annual Conference

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

2015 ACTE Region V Leadership Conference

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