Types of Membership

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) welcomes the following memberships:

National membership is available to applicants who meet the following criteria:

Learn how to join as a national member

Benefits of National membership

Section/Council membership is available to applicants who meet the following criteria:

Sections and Councils provide a forum for members with special interests to discuss research and clinical matters, develop and coordinate specialized educational programs and projects for AAP membership, and serve as a resource to the Academy by providing expertise in a particular area. Members enjoy opportunities to network and share ideas with colleagues who have similar interests, and earn CME credits at council or section sponsored sessions held in conjunction with the AAP National Conference & Exhibition.

Learn more about joining a section/council.

Affiliate membership:

Council/Section Affiliate membership is available to those who are not eligible for AAP membership. Applicants for Council/Section Affiliation must meet the qualifications and requirements stipulated by the respective Bylaws and the AAP Board of Directors.

Affiliate member benefits include:

Learn more about becoming an affiliate member.

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