**Student Membership does not include a subscription to the Journal. Students may purchase a subscription for an additional $50.
Advancing the science behind comprehensive craniofacial care.
We empower and support cleft and craniofacial healthcare professionals and the patients they serve through research, education, and advocacy. Explore the many member benefits of joining ACPA.
The ACPA membership cycle runs by calendar year (January 1 – December 31). ACPA does not offer prorated membership dues. View ACPA’s Code of Ethics.
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Patients Served Annually
"Since I've joined the ACPA as a new nurse coordinator many decades ago, the information and insight I've gained about craniofacial conditions has been invaluable. And the support of my peers among coordinators within the ACPA membership has sustained me and guided me through many situations."
Mary Ellen Alexander, RN, MN
Professional Membership is available to healthcare professionals who have completed a formal professional training program and/or demonstrate a professional interest in the study or treatment of cleft lip/palate or other craniofacial conditions.
ACPA offers a membership discount for those who live in developing nations. View a list of eligible countries. Eligible individuals can sign up for Professional Membership for a rate of $85. Anyone who is interested in the developing nation discount should email email@example.com for the discount code.
2023 Annual Dues Pricing: $285
Affiliate Membership is available to individuals who do not work in the cleft/craniofacial field as a healthcare provider but have an interest in cleft/craniofacial care and the goals of the Association.
2023 Annual Dues Pricing: $220
Early Career Member
Early Career Membership is available to current residents, fellows, or healthcare professionals within the first year of their career in the cleft/craniofacial field. Early Career Members must provide a letter verifying their status.
2023 Annual Dues Pricing: $150
Student Membership is available to individuals who are full time students in good standing in an undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate training program. Student Members must provide a letter from their department chair verifying their status.
Student Membership does not include a subscription to The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, though a subscription may be purchased for an additional $50.
2023 Annual Dues Pricing: $30
Life Membership may be conferred to any Professional Member who is at least 60 years of age, has been a continuous member of ACPA for at least 20 years and is retired from professional activities. There is no cost to be a Life Member of ACPA. Please email us to see if you qualify for Life Membership.
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Retired Membership may be conferred to any Professional Member who has retired from professional activities but does not qualify for Life Membership.
2023 Annual Dues Pricing: $95
ACPA provides benefits to support members’ needs and to promote optimal patient care. Members are encouraged to take advantage of the following opportunities:
Surround Yourself with Fellow Experts
Surround Yourself with Fellow Experts Enhance professional development and earn continuing education by attending ACPA’s Annual Meeting at a reduced rate.
Receive the Industry’s Leading Academic Journal
Your ACPA membership includes a subscription to The Cleft Palate Craniofacial Journal (a $386 value)**, the international academic journal that publishes research on etiology, prevention, diagnosis and treatment in all areas of craniofacial differences.
Increase Your Knowledge Year-Round
Join webinars from the comfort of home and earn continuing education at reduced member rates through ACPA Online Learning.
Connect with Colleagues
Post discussions, ask questions, and share resources on the ACPA Online Community.
Dive Deeper into Dedicated Topics
Network and learn from ACPA Members with special interest groups – 22q11.2 Related Disorders, Care Coordination, Ethics, Feeding Nutrition and Growth, Global Care, and Mental Health/Psychosocial.
Gain Exclusive Access to Resources
The membership portal includes access to the ACPA member directory.
Discuss the Latest in Cleft/Craniofacial Care
Participate in virtual topic-based discussion forums throughout the year.
Keep Informed on the Latest in the Cleft/Craniofacial Industry
ACPA Weekly News includes the latest information, trends, and developments and other information of interest to ACPA members.
Expand Your Team with High-Quality Candidates
Post jobs on the ACPA Career Center at a reduced rate and reach over 2.5 million healthcare professionals.
Enhance Your Professional Growth and Leadership Skills
Get involved with ACPA by leading discussions, becoming a peer reviewer, joining committees, and more.
Become a Member
What you do is a key component to the treatment journey of your patients with craniofacial differences and/or cleft palate. When you join the ACPA you can share your skills and collaborate with other professionals to develop a comprehensive care approach using up-to-date research and innovative solutions.Become a Member Today