So you want to be a member of AALEP? Congratulations! We commend you for wanting to join our Association. However, if you are just seeking another organization to add to your name on your business card, AALEP is not for you. If you want contacts you can mine for assignments, AALEP is not for you.
On the other hand, if you are engaged in public policy advocacy at a high level, have many years of experience, feature honesty and integrity as a hallmark of your practice and have reached a level of maturity in public policy advocacy matters, you may be a candidate for membership. AALEP is an organization for those who have already achieved that high combination of professional competency and integrity - not those who aspire to it.
AALEP identifies you as a member of an organization of highly qualified professionals. Members possess special expertise that might guide you to better performance with your clients or the organizations you work for. Our in-depth educational programmes will broaden your knowledge and your scope in public policy advocacy.
Invitation to membership is extended by the Invitation Committee based on the collective judgement of its members as to whether or not an applicant meets the stringent requirements of the organization. Membership is something to be earned- not purchased. AALEP membership will acknowledge that you are a trusted advisor in public policy advocacy.
The invitation process is comprehensive and thorough. It begins with the completion of a ‘Memorandum of Information’ which includes extensive details regarding an individual’s experience in public policy advocacy.
Once the Memorandum of Information is submitted, the AALEP Secretariat solicits recommendations and schedules a personal interview with a current Public Policy Advocate.
Invitations to membership are typically made every quarter.
AALEP Membership Policies
Maintenance and Termination of Membership
Click here to download the Membership Application Form