Grow Your Chapter

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The Chapter Relations Department supports all 125 affiliated local chapters located across the nation. Local chapters work in conjunction with the APA to provide outstanding networking events, education opportunities, and professional development resources through:

  • Chapter meetings
  • Study groups
  • Statewide/regional conferences
  • Community outreach

Affiliated chapters support the APA's mission and encourage national membership and participation, while promoting educational growth and unity in their profession to their local communities.

The APA and its local chapter leaders have put together resources for many areas of leading a chapter, which you'll find below. For additional ways to promote your chapter, please refer to the Local Chapter Guide.

Download the Local Chapter Guide

Certification & RCHs

  • RCH Request Form – Request RCHs for your chapter event. Your event must be registered with APA Chapter Relations before seeking RCHs.
  • Chapter RCH Guide – How to request RCHs for your chapter event.
  • 100 Popular Chapter Meeting Topics – A list of popular educational topics which are acceptable for RCHs and may be used at chapter events or meetings.

Chapter Events

Marketing Your Chapter