Membership Benefits

Benefits


Affiliate Membership

As a member, you are automatically enrolled and receive all the benefits of your affiliate.

Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences
Published four times a year, this peer-reviewed journal features scholarly articles, trends, issues, and practical information to help you in your career. A printed copy of each issue and access to online issues is included with your membership!

Networking and Leadership Opportunities
Network and develop valuable leadership skills by participating in the online AAFCS communities. Upon joining AAFCS, you're also listed in the online membership directory accessible exclusively to AAFCS members!

Webinars
Stay on the leading edge of your career with free webinars! Webinars are free for members and cover a variety of current family and consumer sciences topics. Learn more about our webinar library here.

Conference Discount
Members receive a significant discount below the non-member registration cost for the AAFCS Annual Conference and Expo. Since 1909, AAFCS has assembled educators, entrepreneurs, researchers and business people to meet friends and colleagues, expand their expertise at educational sessions, and see new products.

Discounts on Publications
Receive a Members-Only discount on books sold by AAFCS. Members also receive more than 50% off of the individual nonmember price for the quarterly Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal.

Insurance Plans

Members can participate in various insurance plans and other protection available through AAFCS' partnership with the Trust for Insuring Educators, including car insurance through Geico and liability insurance for student and professional educators.

Special Savings through Affinity Partners
Members enjoy discounts on rental cars, Sears appliances, and more via their AAFCS Membership.

Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal
AAFCS members may subscribe at the Members-Only rate of $45 (Regular Price $144) to the Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal (FCSRJ) and enjoy peer-reviewed university research on a variety of topics. The FCSRJ, published four times annually, presents original research and scholarly reviews in all areas of family and consumer sciences and related disciplines concerned with the general well-being of families and individuals.

Advocacy for Public Policy
AAFCS and its members represent family and consumer sciences concerns and priorities with Congress, the media, and Federal policy makers. Your membership makes us collectively stronger.

Support for FCS Secondary Programs 
AAFCS provides resources family and consumer sciences educators can use to help demonstrate the value of their programs to key decision makers. A member can also request a letter of support signed by AAFCS leaders for his or her FCS program.

Awards and Grants
Get noticed for your impact! AAFCS is proud to provide recognition to our members via our awards and grant program, including the National Teacher of the Year Award, sponsored by Goodheart-Willcox.

Additional Services


Education Program Accreditation

AAFCS is the sole accreditation agent in the United States for educational institutions and units offering programs in family and consumer sciences in higher education.

FCS Career Connection
Whether you’re searching for a new job or great talent, our online career center is the place to achieve your employment goals.

Fellowships
Membership in AAFCS is your gateway to national and international fellowships to support graduate and post-secondary study in family and consumer sciences.

Professional Certification
AAFCS offers professionals certification in family and consumer sciences.

Research Grants
Every year members compete for grants to support research studies in family and consumer sciences.


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Members Save on Insurance, Professional Certification, and More!

We know that smart financial management is a tenet of FCS, and we want to help our members by offering a selection of benefits that can help your dollars go further.

Insurance Plans
Student educator? Car insurance consumer? FCS consultant? Pet owner? Members can participate in a wide array of insurance plans available through AAFCS' partnership with the Trust for Insuring Educators, including car insurance through Geico, student educator liability insurance (required by many student-teaching programs), and professional liability plans. Recent additions include pet and dental insurance. Obtain your quote today!

Conference Discount
Members receive a significant discount below the nonmember registration cost for the Annual Conference and Expo. For more than 100 years, AAFCS has assembled educators, entrepreneurs, researchers and business people to share knowledge, research, and experience.

Discounts on Publications
Receive a Members-Only discount on books sold by AAFCS. Members also receive more than 50% off of the individual nonmember price for the quarterly Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal.

Discount on Professional Certification
As an AAFCS member, you’ll save $100 on your certification fee. And, if you’re not yet a member, be sure to ask about the Initial Certification Fee & AAFCS Membership Package.

Retail Savings

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Sears Commercial Discount
If you are building, remodeling or moving, Sears Commercial is here for all of your needs. Sears Commercial has partnered with your company to provide you with a discount purchasing program. With this program you can enjoy discounts on great products for your home such as 10 major appliance brands including Kenmore, America's #1 brand.

Travel Discounts


Choice Hotels

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Hertz Rental Cars

Hertz AAFCS members receive special year-round discounts on your daily, weekly, weekend, and monthly rentals for business or pleasure; traveling in the U.S. or worldwide. Your Hertz CDP# 389280 is the key. Call  1-800-654-2210 or visit the Hertz website at www.hertz.com when making your reservation. Then present your Hertz Member Discount Card at the time of rental. It’s that easy! Email membership@aafcs.org if you need a discount card!