Why types of memberships are available?

ACP offers individual and organizational memberships.

Individual Memberships are renewed on an annual basis with membership dues established by each local chapter. Each ACP chapter establishes their own local chapter dues. Differences in dues structures typically represent variations in local economies, costs associated with providing direct member services and benefits, and member preferences. For those without convenient access (less than 50 miles) to a chapter— an unaffiliated ACP General Membership is available for $100 annually (United States applicants, includes territories and international applicants).

Organizational Memberships are available in 1, 2 and 3 year renewal schedules for businesses and groups with larger continuity planning professionals on staff. Organizational Memberships streamline the renewal process for institutions and allow for single invoice processing.

Annual dues for the Northeast Florida Chapter is $135:

National Dues: $100 of all membership dues are used to provide services and benefits to our members and chapters

Chapter Dues: $35 of membership dues remain with our chapter and are used to support our programs and special events

Why should I join?

ACP has become a unifying force for practitioners in the rapidly evolving field of business continuity. Through its network of local chapters and strategic alliances with industry leaders, membership provides direct access to information and resources that enhance professional development.

Active participation allows members to:

  • Share knowledge with and gain insight from a network of industry practitioners
  • Expand skill sets through an extensive knowledge base of resources
  • Earn professional education credits for membership and meeting attendance
  • Advance your career through increased visibility and leadership opportunities
  • Receive discounts on conferences, products, services, and training

Is ACP right for me?

Membership is open to those interested in the field of business continuity, emergency management, risk management and similar disciplines. If you would like to participate in our diverse network of over 2,400 professionals to learn and share knowledge about business continuity planning, join today!

Who are ACP members?

ACP has 2,000 active members in 33 chapters across the United States. Members serve in a variety of public and private industries including Financial, Information Technologies, Telecommunications, Utilities, Manufacturing and Distribution, Education, Consulting, and Health Care.

Can I attend meetings at different chapters?

Chapters accept and encourage participation from members across the country. If you travel extensively, join the chapter where you would attend a majority of your meetings. Then feel free to contact any ACP Chapter located where you are traveling and RSVP for meetings.

What is ACP's payment policy?

ACP accepts checks, money orders, Pay Pal and major credit cards (Master Card, Visa, Discover and American Express).

If your company pays for either a single membership or multiple memberships they need to send only one check. However, the check must accompany the renewal notice(s) or new membership application(s) of all persons paid so that the money can be correctly credited to each person's account.

Company issued purchase orders are accepted only for renewing memberships.

Are corporate dues separate from chapter dues?

Posted affiliated membership dues combine both annual corporate and local chapter dues. General membership dues are unaffiliated with any chapter.

Is the membership term for a full calendar year?

The term date for an annual (12 month) membership is based on the calendar year.

Is ACP a non-profit organization?

ACP is a non-profit, tax-exempt professional association registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)6 business league. Individual and Organizational membership dues, sponsorships and other money paid to ACP are not considered charitable contributions, but may be deductible business expenses. Consult your tax advisor for information and advice.

Does ACP provide certifications?

ACP does not provide professional certifications, but partners with well-known and reputable organizations that do. See the Partners and Resources sections on the web site for additional information.

What new member material will I receive?

  • "Welcome" email (once the payment is posted to the membership)
  • "Welcome" letter
  • Membership Card
  • Certificate

What membership renewal material will I receive?

  • "Thank You For Renewing" email
  • "Thank You For Renewing" letter
  • Membership Card

Where can I join?

You can join on-line by visiting the ACP National Join Now page. Remember to select the Northeast Florida Chapter.

Guest Policy

The ACP Northeast Florida Chapter is pleased to welcome all guests to our Chapter meetings. We hope you’ll enjoy your experience and encourage you to give serious consideration to the many benefits and opportunities available through our ACP Corporate and Chapter community. Annual ACP membership with the Northeast Florida Chapter is $110.00 and allows access to any ACP Chapter meeting or event nationwide.Effective June 1, 2010, the ACP Northeast Florida Chapter instituted a “Repeat Guest” cover charge. The fundamental purpose of the cover charge is to help defray Chapter expenses.If you’re an active, paid-in-full member of ACP International, regardless of your chapter affiliation, please pre-register for the Chapter meeting by contacting the Program or Membership director. ACP members from a sister chapter are asked to present their membership ID card during sign in to assist us with tracking your CEU benefits.

If you are new to ACP, we offer that you attend two meetings in which the cover charge will be waived. This will give you the opportunity to determine if ACP is right for you. By the third meeting, you are considered a repeat guest.

If you’re a repeat guest, have attended prior Northeast Florida chapter meetings but have yet to join the ACP, or you were part of ACP and your membership has lapsed, you’ll be required to remit a ($10.00) cover charge, in cash or check payable to ACP Northeast Florida Chapter, when you sign-in prior to the start of each meeting.

Note: Repeat Guests or Inactive Members who join / renew prior to the close of the Chapter meeting, submit the appropriate paperwork and payment of their dues via a check or credit card, will have their cover charge returned!