American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)


PLEASE NOTE: The Web Portal login area (username and password) is NOT applicable to Pre-PAC test sites or to test candidates trying to access Pre-PAC assessments. Click here to access the Pre-PAC Management System. Then click on the appropriate step in the Pre-PAC process and follow links to the various systems (order center, assessment system, and data reporting system). Within those systems, you will be asked to enter the username and password that has been assigned or provided to you by the Pre-PAC program. If you have questions, please contact Lori Myers at lmyers@aafcs.org.

How do I renew my membership online?

You must first log into the AAFCS Web Portal using your personal access credentials; the secure login area is located on the upper right-hand corner of the AAFCS homepage, www.aafcs.org. Upon login, you will be directed to the members-only page, which includes a link to Renew Membership.

How do I notify AAFCS of my new address, phone, job, etc.?

You must first log into the AAFCS Web Portal using your personal access credentials; the secure login area is located on the upper right-hand corner of the AAFCS homepage, www.aafcs.org. To update your AAFCS profile, click the Manage Profile link. You will then have the option to edit your contact information as well as supplementary professional information that will help us serve you, better.

Do I have to join my affiliate?

Yes; AAFCS bylaws are structured so that membership dues support national membership and affiliate (state) membership. In order to be an AAFCS member, you must belong to an affiliate and pay both affiliate and national dues.

Does my affiliate have a website?

Most of our affiliates have their own websites with information on current events. Review our affiliate directory to find the link; this list is updated frequently, so check back often if you do not see your affiliate listed. A key component of AAFCS is our affiliate structure, and connecting with FCS professionals in your state is a great way to share knowledge, research, and experience. You can also connect with AAFCS members in your state or region directly by using the online membership directory, accessible to members-only through the Web Portal.

What are the benefits of membership?

A list of membership benefits and services is available in the Membership area of the AAFCS website.

Is membership refundable or transferable?

AAFCS membership is non-refundable due to the immediate availability of free downloads and benefits for members. AAFCS membership is non-transferable. To sponsor a member, please view our HUGS program.

Are there any online discussion groups I can participate in?

Yes! AAFCS has 15 member Communities that are open to all members and represent multiple FCS practice settings. Access Communities today!

How can I have my password sent to me?

You can request to have your password emailed to you by going to https://webportal.aafcs.org/Login/RetrievePassword.aspx. You will have the option to request to have your password. Once you receive the email and log into your account, you can click on "Manage Profile" and change your password, if you wish. If you’re unsure of your user name or email address associated with your profile, please contact us at membership@aafcs.org.

What are my payment options if I want to purchase online?

On the payment screen of your online transaction, you have the option to either pay by MasterCard or VISA.

How do I change my affiliation to another affiliate?

Please call Membership Services at 1-800-424-8080 or email us at membership@aafcs.org to change your affiliate. At the time of your renewal, you may also edit your affiliate information on your mailed renewal form or on the online renewal form.

I joined, but I haven’t received my member card. Where is it?

Once we receive your payment, you can expect your credit card or check to be processed within seven to 10 business days. When that's confirmed, we send you a New Member Kit, containing your member welcome letter from Executive Director Carolyn W. Jackson, CFCS, your member card, and other sources of information about AAFCS member benefits. It usually takes four weeks for you to receive your New Member Kit.

I signed up online, but I can’t get into the Members-Only area of the Web Portal.

If you completed the online membership application and paid online using the Web Portal, you should have received an email with your user name and password; if you didn’t, please call us at 1-800-424-8080/703-706-4600 or email us at membership@aafcs.org. If you created a profile but didn’t complete the membership application, please complete the application process; then you’ll receive an email with your user name and password.