Frequently Asked Questions
- What types of memberships are available?
- Why should I join?
- Is ACP right for me?
- Who are ACP Members?
- How do I find a chapter?
- Can I attend meetings at different chapters?
- What is ACP's payment policy?
- Are corporate dues separate from chapter dues?
- Is the membership term for a full calendar year?
- How do I start a chapter?
- Is ACP a non-profit organization?
- Does ACP provide certifications?
- What new member material will I receive?
- What membership renewal material will I receive?
Individual Memberships are renewed on an annual basis. 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 a nearby chapter— ACP offers a National membership.
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
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!
ACP has 2,300 active members in 42 local 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.
ACP chapters are listed in the Contact Us section of the website. Use the interactive map to locate a chapter in your area or use the drop down list to find a specific chapter.
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.
ACP accepts checks, money orders, 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.
Yes. ACP National dues are $75. Individuals may join a local chapter. Each chapter establishes their local annual membership fee.
The term date for an annual (12 month) membership is based on the application date, not calendar year.
If there isn't a chapter organized in your area yet, contact the Corporate Director of Chapter Services to get more information about starting one.
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 memberhsip 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.
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.
- "Welcome" email (once the payment is posted to the membership)
- "Welcome" letter
- Membership Card
- "Thank You For Renewing" email
- "Thank You For Renewing" letter
- Membership Card