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Membership vs Certification

Do I have to be a member to apply for a AAPSCM® certification?

No. AAPSCM® membership is separate from AAPSCM® certifications. However, as a AAPSCM®  member, you will have access to many benefits including discounts on your certification exam fee as well as discounts on professional development opportunities to help with the maintenance of your certification(s).

How long is my membership cycle?

AAPSCM® membership is for one year from the date of your membership activation. You can renew your membership as early as 90 days from your expiration date. You can find your membership status in your AAPSCM® profile on

I paid for my certification renewal, did my membership renew as well?

No. There are separate fees and separate processes to renew your membership or your certification. Membership is on a one-year cycle and your certification renewal is on a five-year cycle.

For more information about AAPSCM® certifications, please click here.

Automatic Renewal of Your Membership

What happens if I do not renew my membership on time?

If you do not renew your membership by your expiration date your membership expires and you will no longer have access to your membership benefits, such as the discounts on certification, member-only webinars, course materials opportunities, or maintain your chapter membership. The membership automatic renewal feature ensures continuous access to your membership benefits without interruption.

When do I need to renew my membership?

You can renew your AAPSCM® membership as early as 90 days ahead of your expiration date. Membership renewal is based on the most recent join date.

Where can I go to renew my membership?

Log on to and go to your profile. From there, you can access your dashboard to renew your AAPSCM)® and chapter membership(s). While in your profile, please make sure all shipping and billing address fields are completed and your saved payment method is current.

What’s New with My Benefits?

AAPSCM®recently added a new member benefit, standards and policies. What is it and how do I access it?

AAPSCM® provides easy, searchable access to AAPSCM® Standards and policy guides and course materials, sharable how-to articles, case studies, templates, and interactive graphics.


My benefits include access to virtual events and webinars. How do I access those?

Due to its overwhelming success, we started our continuing the Virtual Experience for conferences and webinar. AAPSCM® members can register for an all-access pass to virtual conference and visit our Spartanburg SC Charter. For those who are interested in an all-access pass to our conferences and to Spartanburg, SC USA, You will have to register as a member

Access to Your Benefits

How do I access my membership benefits?

On a desktop or tablet, navigate to the upper right-hand area corner to the purple “Log in” button. Log in using your username and password you established during the registration process when you purchased AAPSCM® Membership. Return to the upper right-hand corner and where the log in button was and you’ll now see “myAccount” with a little drop-down arrow next to it. Click on this arrow and select the “dashboard” link. You can access your benefits from the left-hand navigation or the displayed modules within your dashboard. In addition, you can access your tools, templates, webinars, virtual events, and your network via your online community.

On mobile phones, the purple “log in” button will appear at the top in the center. Log in using your established username and password. Once you are logged in, you’ll see the “hamburger menu”, or three stacked lines, in the upper right, next to the shopping cart. Click on the hamburger menu and choose “myAccount” and “dashboard” once the menu expands.

I just purchased AAPSCM® membership and tried to download the Brochures and Guide, but it’s not allowing me to access it. Is there something wrong?

When you purchase membership, it may take a few minutes for our systems to sync and open up access to benefits as a member. We suggest waiting a few minutes and trying again. It can take three-to-four minutes for our systems to acknowledge your membership access.

As part of my membership I have access to online communities, tools, templates, webinars, Brochurrs, Course materials events and more. Where do I find those resources?

Access AAPSCM® s online community to find, templates, member-only webinars, brochures, course materials, virtual events and more. click on

I purchased membership as part of registering for a AAPSCM® event (Conference, Seminars World). How long will it take for my membership to appear on my profile?

Your membership will be active shortly after your application and payment are received. You will receive a confirmation email notifying you of your membership activation.

Membership and Chapters

Can I become a member, then join a local chapter later? How long will the chapter membership be valid?

Yes. You can join one or more of our AAPSCM® chapter(s). Chapters are in each region of your country and continent or with any of our training partners. You cannot be a chapter member without being a AAPSCM® member. Your AAPSCM® and chapter membership expiration dates will be the same regardless of when you add a chapter(s). Therefore, if you only have four months left of your AAPSCM® membership, your chapter membership will expire in four months as well, despite when you joined the chapter.

How long does it take for my Chapter Membership to be active?

Your chapter membership will be active once AAPSCM® has received payment. You will receive a confirmation email that your chapter membership has been processed. A timely notification response depends on the chapter, typically a few days.

Student Membership

What’s the difference between Student Membership and AAPSCM® Membership?

Student Members enjoy the same benefits as AAPSCM® Membership except that Student Members receive access to publications in a digital format exclusively. Student members will need to verify their student status during the purchase process.

Is there a new process when I apply for student membership?

AAPSCM® has streamlined its student verification process. During the application process, students will input their details and then click “Verify”. Students must submit a school-issued document (ex. Class schedule, student ID, tuition fee receipt, etc.) which shows their full name, school, and date of enrollment for the current term. Once the submission is completed, the page will display anticipated verification time and will notify the student, on that page or via email, on the outcome.

What if I cannot find my country on the Student Verification page? How do I complete my membership transaction?

Look for the link that says “Can’t find your country?” and click on it. You will be directed to your “cart” page with student membership automatically added to your cart. You will check out as usual and AAPSCM®  will verify documentation after purchase.

Payment and Local Currencies

What are the payment methods accepted by AAPSCM®?

Payments are made in U.S. dollars via credit card, check, or bank transfer. AAPSCM® accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club and Discover. You may also send mails to our secretariat at 1508 Meadow Ridge Ln. Boiling Springs, SC 29316. However, it is advisable to renew your membership online 

Can my membership be cancelled and refunded?

AAPSCM® Membership is non-refundable and non-transferable. You can choose to not renew your AAPSCM® membership at the time of your next expiration.

Why am I being charged the “one time” $10/$50 application fee if I was a member in the past?

If your AAPSCM® membership has expired, and you rejoin PMI, you are considered to be a new member. You will also be charged US$10.00 processing fee and $50 for Corporate membership processing fee. Opting in to auto-renew your AAPSCM® membership will prevent your membership from expiring and will eliminate the additional US$10 processing fee. Please make sure your credit card information is up-to-date and not expiring.

Can I have a discount on the membership dues fee?

AAPSCM®  does not offer discounts on AAPSCM® membership.

Does AAPSCM®offer the ability to pay in local currency?

AAPSCM® is providing online storefronts in Bahamas, UAE and India, which accept payments in local currency. You may also pay in local currency to our affiliate partners institutions.  AAPSCM® plans to continue its efforts to expand the local currency offerings for our customers.