The first step for a new adviser is to establish and affiliate a FCCLA chapter. Follow the Chapter Checklist for basic guidelines on establishing a chapter. National and state affiliation is required to use the "FCCLA" name. Make sure your administration understands the benefits of having an FCCLA chapter.
Next click the link below to visit the National FCCLA Chapter Portal. Please use the First Time Chapter Affiliation button to request a new chapter in the system. Once your state adviser approves the request, you will receive login credentials to affiliate your students.
All chapters must affiliate on the national website. All affiliation payments should be sent directly to the national office.
Membership Dues are $13.00 ($9.00 national and $4.00 state) for members, including advisers. A school must have 12 members to affiliate a chapter at the national level.
Helpful hints and membership recruitment information is available here.
Middle Level Affiliation is a unique way to affiliate the ENTIRE middle school and receive full benefits of the national affiliation. This is a great deal if you teach new students every six or nine or even twelve weeks. You can affiliate once and if you have a new student in January that wants to compete then they are already affiliated.
Cost: National dues are $250.00 and State dues are $150.00 (approximately 34 members) for a total of $400.00.