Inactive Membership

If you are no longer practicing due to illness, retirement or other circumstances, you can stay connected to the AAFP with an inactive membership.  


  • Members who are incapacitated by reason of illness, accident or infirmity.
  • Members who are totally retired and not eligible for Life membership.
  • Active, resident and supporting members who interrupt their practice or residency training due to extenuating circumstances.


  • May have floor at Congress of Delegates but may not vote or hold office.

Continuing Study Requirements

  • None

General Membership Information

  • Transfers from one classification to another must be approved by the chapter. For more information on transferring into this category, please contact the Member Resource Center at (800) 274-2237 or

Chapter Membership

  • AAFP membership is unified, which means that members are required to belong to the national AAFP and to their appropriate chapter. The AAFP has a chapter for each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Uniformed Services, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Members are also required to belong to a local chapter, if one exists in their area.
  • Chapter membership makes it convenient for AAFP members to access relevant information and focused resources right where they live and work. Chapters offer local and regional opportunities to network, mentor, volunteer, take a leadership role, and get involved in the AAFP.

Questions? Contact us at (800) 274-2237 or


Term of Membership

One year unless the member is completely retired.

National AAFP Dues

$55 annual dues (Jan.1 to Dec. 31)

Chapter/Local Dues

Vary by Chapter