Join ATPE

Join ATPE now for the 2021-22 membership year!

Professional, Associate and Administrator membership is open to persons employed in Texas by a public school district, institution of higher education, Regional Education Service Center, the State Board for Educator Certification or the Texas Education Agency. You must join/renew in the appropriate insured category in order to qualify for coverage. ATPE reserves the right to determine eligibility for the appropriate membership category. Commissioned peace officers are eligible for Public membership only.

Credit card or bank draft
If you wish to pay your membership dues as a one-time payment, the application is now available. Click on the “Pay dues by credit card or bank draft” button to complete your application. 

Check or payroll deduction
Click on the "Pay dues by check (PDF)" or "Pay dues by payroll deduction (PDF)" buttons to download a paper application.
 

*Eligibility, terms, conditions, and limitations apply. Visit atpe.org/protection to view important disclosures and complete details of the insurance policy. Staff attorney services are provided separate from the Educators Professional Liability Insurance Program.

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Choose Your Membership

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Professional Membership

$139
when you pay dues by credit card, bank draft, or check**

$175
when you pay dues by payroll deduction

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Associate Membership

$80
when you pay dues by credit card, bank draft, or check**

$90
when you pay dues by payroll deduction

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Administrator Membership

$225

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Public Membership

$35

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College Student

FREE

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First-Time Professional

$110

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Student Teacher

FREE

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Retired Membership

$10

**Installment payments available for credit card and bank draft payments.

Discover Your Membership Benefits

Member Discounts
Member Discounts

ATPE membership offers access to over 25 exclusive services and discounts—it’s easy to recoup the cost of your annual dues and more!

Legal Resources
Legal Resources

Do you have job-related legal questions or concerns? Browse this section for information on topics including certification, evaluations, and employment issues.

Professional Development
Professional Development

ATPE membership includes access to more than 90 hours of on-demand continuing professional education (CPE) courses—available at no additional cost.

Advocacy
Advocacy at the Capitol

ATPE takes your voice to the Capitol in both Austin and D.C. Our team of professional lobbyists expertly advocates for your priorities and rights at the state and national levels. Plus, we provide ongoing political involvement training and grassroots advocacy opportunities for our members.