Chapter Affiliation

New Advisers

Advising an FCCLA chapter can be an excellent adventure with rich rewards, a stronger FCS program, closer relationships with students, and personal and professional recognition.

Who is eligible to be a member of FCCLA?

Any student who 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 active membership in an organized FCCLA chapter within their school. Once the state and national dues are paid, the student will be an official affiliated member. Teachers can join FCCLA too! Teachers certified to teach Family and Consumer Sciences education, or as determined by the state department of education, can serve as the FCCLA chapter adviser.

How do I start an FCCLA chapter?

  • The first step is to contact your state adviser for information and materials needed to start a chapter.
  • Establish and affiliate an FCCLA chapter. Make sure your school administration understands the benefits of having an FCCLA chapter.
  • Follow the chapter checklist for basic guidelines on establishing a chapter.
  • Request a new adviser kit from National FCCLA by emailing
  • Visit the adviser page on the FCCLA website.

Adviser Kit

FCCLA's Adviser Kit is designed to support both new and returning advisers in their journey toward leading a successful FCCLA Chapter. This robust kit offers valuable resources that will help you understand the benefits of affiliation and seamlessly integrate them into your Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) classroom.

The Adviser Kit includes the following essential components:

  • FCCLA Adviser Handbook: This comprehensive guide provides valuable insights into FCCLA and offers ready-to-use resources that can enhance your chapter's experience.
  • Step-by-Step Affiliation Instructions: A detailed walkthrough to help you access the Adviser Portal and smoothly affiliate your chapter, ensuring you stay connected to FCCLA's resources.
  • New Chapter Checklist: Valuable tips and guidelines for starting your FCCLA chapter journey on the right foot.
  • Member Affiliation Info Form: A convenient tool to collect all the necessary information from your members, streamlining the affiliation process.

For any inquiries about locating resources, starting an FCCLA chapter, or navigating the FCCLA Portal or FCCLA Student Portal, please contact We are here to assist you every step of the way.

Chapter Affiliation

Joining FCCLA begins with chapter affiliation, an essential step for all chapters. To ensure uninterrupted access to valuable resources in the FCCLA Portal, chapters must complete the affiliation process before the designated deadlines each year.

Follow the steps below to affiliate your chapter for the current school year:

Affiliate Online Through the FCCLA Portal:

If you're a new chapter adviser, click on the "First Time Chapter Affiliation" button to request a new chapter in the system. Once your state adviser approves the request, you will receive login credentials, allowing you to affiliate your students.

Prepare Affiliation Information for Members:

Before adding members to your chapter, streamline the process by gathering all the required member affiliation information. This will make the affiliation process smoother and faster.

Choose Your Data Entry Option:

You have two convenient options for adding students to the FCCLA portal:

  • Individual Member Entry: Enter all the necessary member information directly into the portal.
  • Bulk CSV Upload: Save time by inputting member details into a CSV spreadsheet and easily import the document into the FCCLA Portal through a simple drag-and-drop process.

FCCLA Student Portal

Students have the ability to log into their own portal and do the following:

  • Apply for program awards as an individual or team
  • Apply for scholarships
  • Complete the online project summary form
  • View and print their My Journey FCCLA transcript 
  • Print their membership cards
  • Transfer to a new chapter if they are not already submitted for affiliation
  • Graduate themselves to Alumni & Associates (A&A) to continue their FCCLA involvement
  • Check their affiliation status
  • View membership resources

Recently, a system generated email went out to all members providing the link to the student portal and notifying each member of their membership ID and temporary password. Advisers will be able to resend this welcome email through the FCCLA portal in the event a member did not receive the email, the email address on file needs to be updated, or if the welcome email needs to be resent to the updated email address. Members can visit the student portal by clicking FCCLA Student Portal under Resources at the top of this page.

If you have any additional questions, please contact your state adviser or email

Affiliation Rates

National Affiliation

  • Dues for each FCCLA student member are $9.00. There is a minimum of 12 members or $108.00 per chapter, plus an adviser fee of $9.00 per adviser.

100% Middle-Level Affiliation (Grades 9 and Below)

  • This program is available to chapters that qualify within a state that is enrolled in this program.
  • The annual national affiliation fee for 100% Middle-Level Affiliation is $250.
  • Chapters with 27 students or more can choose this cost-effective option, which affiliates all of your FCS students in grades 9 and below.
  • An additional state affiliation fee may be required. Check with your state adviser to find out if your state participates in the 100% Middle-Level Affiliation.

Post-Secondary Program

  • This program is available to chapters that qualify within a state that is enrolled in this program.
  • Post-Secondary Program is for students enrolled in a Career and Technical Center (grades 13-16) and/or a post-secondary collegiate program.
  • The annual national affiliation dues for the Post-Secondary Program are $15 per member.
  • For more information on the Post-Secondary program, email

State Dues

For individual state rates, please contact your state adviser.

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