Application Information

Please review the AAFS, Section, and status requirements in detail prior to beginning the application process.

Application Timeline

Spring Cycle

Start DateEnd Date
Submission PeriodFebruary 1April 1
Review PeriodApril 1June 30
Decision PeriodApplicants will be notified of decision prior to October 1

Fall Cycle

Start DateEnd Date
Submission PeriodJuly 1October 1
Review PeriodOctober 1January 31
Decision PeriodApplicants will be notified of decision prior to April 1

Note: Promotion and upgrade applications will only be reviewed during the fall review period. New member applications will be reviewed during both review periods.

It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure the application and supporting documentation are submitted to the AAFS office by the deadline.

The required application fee must accompany the application form. The application fee is a one-time fee. If your application is approved in February, you will receive a dues invoice with your notification of approval; membership is activated upon membership dues payment.

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