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Membership Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I affiliate my chapter?

A: FCCLA is launching a new and improved database that will provide you with access to members only information as well as affiliation. Online affiliation will open beginning August 15th.

Q: How much are dues?

A: National dues for each member are $9.00. There is a minimum of 12 members or $108.00 national dues. Both national and state dues must be paid for each member. Find your state dues by contacting your state adviser or call (800) 234-4425.

Q: What is a chapter ID number and where do I find it?

A: Unless you are a new chapter, your chapter ID number can be found on all correspondences mailed to you from the national headquarters which include Teen Times and chapter mailing envelopes.  If you cannot find your chapter ID number,please contact the national office at (703) 476-4900 or

Q: What do national dues support?

A: Payment of national dues makes the organization possible. National dues support Teen Times, chapter mailings, national programs, chapter resources, training, promotion, processing fees, membership cards, national officer's efforts, membership promotion, National Board of Director's activities, expenses related to raising money, and operating expenses of the national headquarters.

Q: What are the qualifications for being an FCCLA member?

A: Any student who is taking or has taken a course in Family and Consumer Sciences, or as determined by the state department of education, (middle school through grade 12) is eligible for membership in an organized chapter within the school.

Q: Who can be an FCCLA adviser?

A: Any teacher certified in Family and Consumer Sciences education, or as determined by the state department of education, may serve as a chapter adviser.

Q: How do I introduce new members to FCCLA?

A: Try the Step One activity, available from national FCCLA website. FCCLA…The Handbook to Ultimate Leadership includes lesson plans for introducing and starting an in-class chapter.

Q: What’s the difference between comprehensive and occupational members?

A: Comprehensive members emphasize a variety of Family and Consumer Sciences education programs of study, or as determined by the state department of education. Occupational members are enrolled in educational programs that prepare them for paid employment in a specific Family and Consumer Sciences related career.

Q: Can I affiliate my second term students?

A: Yes! Affiliations are accepted until April 30th.  However, if members wish to compete in STAR Events the national deadline for affiliation is March 1. Deadlines at the state level may vary. Check with your state adviser.

Q: What type of dues payment is accepted?

A: School or district purchase order, a credit card, or a check made payable to FCCLA, are all acceptable forms of payment.

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