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Thank you for becoming a member of the American Philosophical Association! Becoming an APA member connects you with thousands of philosophers in North America and across the world and also entitles you to many member benefits.

There are five APA membership options:

Regular Membership: Open to those whose training in philosophy is advanced and systematic enough to make them competent to teach the subject at the college or university level.

International Membership: Open to those residing outside the US or Canada who are otherwise eligible for regular membership.

Student Membership: Open and limited to those actively enrolled at an accredited college, university, or secondary school and who study philosophy or cognate fields. Student membership is not available to anyone who holds a doctoral degree in philosophy, regardless of student status.

K-12 Teacher Membership: Open to those employed or seeking employment teaching philosophy in a primary or secondary school, provided they do not also teach philosophy at the college or university level. Teacher associate membership may be bundled with membership to PLATO (Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization). 

Colleague Membership: Colleague membership is open to those with academic appointments who are ineligible for regular membership, as well as those holding degrees in philosophy or cognate fields whose primary occupation is outside academia.

Please note that the APA membership year runs from July 1 to June 30. Membership dues paid mid-year are not prorated, but first-time members joining after March 15 receive the remainder of the current membership year and the full following membership year for the price of their first year's dues.

By completing and submitting this membership registration form, you certify that you are qualified for the type of membership you select according to the criteria above.

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