Join the Family and Consumer Sciences Professionals of Texas

Individuals join an organization for various reasons, which may include any or all of the following:

  • To make important contacts in the profession.
  • To keep up-to-date in a rapidly changing profession.
  • To learn of job openings and positions filled.
  • To share experience with others in similar fields of interest.
  • To become certified in one’s professional field.

Membership Options and Cost

AAFCS-Texas Affiliate membership is composed of approximately 450 family and consumer sciences professionals. Membership in the AAFCS and the AAFCS-Texas Affiliate are simultaneous.

(Members with a degree or professional level credential who support the field of family & consumer sciences. Professional category includes former Active, Ellen Richards Sustaining, and Associate memberships. This membership level includes registration for live webinars offered by AAFCS Professional Development Center).

First Year Professional Membership
(Special introductory rate for the first year of Professional membership – one year only).

 (Members who meet the Professional category who are retired and at least 60 years of age).


(Students enrolled full time as a post-secondary, undergraduate or graduate student; see HUGS on Student Unit page for special offer).
$ 50.00
Organizational/Corporate/Business $750.00
Non-Profit Organization $500.00

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Membership Benefits

Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences – From Research to Practice. This new publication from the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences is just what professionals like you asked for! Published four (4) times a year; this Journal features peer-reviewed, scholarly articles and trends, issues, and practical information to help you in your job. Student members receive on-line access to the journal.

AAFCS-TX Action – This is the official newsletter of AAFCS-Texas Affiliate. It is published twice per year and sent online. For those that have no email address, a hard copy is mailed. 

Texas Family & Consumer Sciences Journal – This is the Texas affiliate’s own annual research journal, featuring peer-reviewed, scholarly articles and information.

AAFCS and AAFCS-Texas Affiliate State Conference and District Meetings – Take advantage of dynamic professional development opportunities that will enhance your career success.

Online Services – Access our websites to stay current on Association news and public policy developments, and use our Bank of Specialists.

Periodic Member Updates and News of Employment Opportunities – Members may access the national AAFCS Career Connection at Texas members who register their e-mail addresses with the AAFCS-Texas Affiliate listserv will receive additional notice of FCS employment opportunities, as information becomes available.

Advocacy Efforts – AAFCS represents you and your professional concerns with Congress, the media, and among policy makers. Your membership makes us collectively stronger.

Certifications and Accreditation – AAFCS offers exams for assessment of professional competencies and certifications for family and consumer sciences professionals. AAFCS is the sole accreditation agent in the United States for higher education institutions and units offering programs in family and consumer sciences.

AAFCS Career Connection

AAFCS Advocacy/Public Relations/Media Tool Kit

Networking Opportunities – Network with colleagues in your particular area of expertise through the AAFCS-Texas Affiliate Communities.

Discounts – Receive significant savings on meeting registration fees, publications, available group insurance plans, national educational and leadership opportunities, development programs, fellowships, awards, grants, and other exclusive resources only from AAFCS and/or AAFCS-Texas Affiliate.

Membership Application

To become a professional member of our association, please complete the Membership Application found on the AAFCS website membership page or use the printable form

Students, please see the Student Membership / HUGS section of the Student Unit.

Last updated: March 22, 2019 at 18:38 pm