How Do I Join?

AFSA offers individuals associate membership, PDF icon Click here for the application, as well a group memberships.

If you have a number of school leaders interest in your district, you can join as a community at reduced rates over the associate membership fee. Call the AFSA national office at (202) 986-4209 or email at:

What Does AFSA Offer?

Members of AFSA are protected on the job with the union’s one million dollar occupational insurance coverages, and enjoy a package of health and welfare benefits and money-saving services that may be customized based on individual need. Click here to see the full benefits.

For more than 30 years, AFSA has fought for quality public school education for students of all backgrounds.

AFSA assists affiliated groups and individual members with vital services, including:

  • professional development;
  • collective bargaining;
  • contract negotiations and enforcement;
  • legal counsel;
  • legislative lobbying at the local, state and federal levels; and
  • political action and organizing.

Why Join?

The quality of public school education is being threatened by misguided, unsuccessful ventures such as vouchers, school choice, privatization, high-stakes testing and other assaults on our public education system. More and more education professionals realize they need the protection, services and expertise that AFSA provides. AFSA is a strong, powerful and experienced advocate for public schools, principals, assistant principals, administrators and supervisors.

Want a Stronger Voice in Your School District?

AFSA brings together more than 20,000 school leaders into a united voice, providing more power in our workplaces.

As a union affiliated with the AFL-CIO, AFSA members recognize the importance of collective bargaining rights and their right to organize. AFSA members are active in the labor movement and proudly stand in solidarity with all trade unionists and school administrators.