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21/22 Affiliation Opens September 1

September 1, 2021

2021–2022 TSA Chapter Affiliation

Membership in TSA runs for each school year.  The term of the 2021-2022 TSA membership begins when a chapter is affiliated, and ends at the conclusion of the 2022 National TSA Conference on June 30, 2022.  On-time Priority Affiliation is from September 1 thru November 19, 2021.  Starting on November 20, 2021 thru February 1, 2022, this is late registration and there is a $100 late fee that will be assessed.  AFTER February 1, any Chapter and/or Member who is affiliated after this date is NOT eligible to compete at the Regional or State Conference.  

TSA offers three, curriculum-integrated membership programs. Chapters choose the program that works best for them:

Red Chapter Affiliation Program (Red CAP)
A chapter affiliates up to 10 members by paying a flat fee (additional members may be added during the year for a fee). The membership fee for Red CAP is $120 at the national level, plus $80 state level.

White Chapter Affiliation Program (White CAP)
A chapter affiliates 11 or more members by paying a per member fee for state and national dues. The membership fee for White CAP is $12 per member at the national level, plus $8 per member at the state level.

Blue Chapter Affiliation Program (Blue CAP)
A chapter affiliates an unlimited number of members in a school for a flat fee. This option is popular among chapters where students rotate through a STEM class for a portion of the year to enable all students to be members. The membership fee for Blue CAP is $400 at the national level, plus $350 at the state level.

Additional Fees

$10 per registered advisor and $100 State Fee is also assessed at the time of Affiliation.

The chapter affiliation program you choose must be the same at the state and national level:  

  • Red CAP chapters become White CAP chapters automatically when they affiliate 11 or more members.
  • Red CAP or White CAP chapters may convert to Blue CAP at any time.
  • TSA operates under a unified dues policy, whereby members must affiliate and pay applicable dues at the local, state, and national level.

Benefits of TSA affiliation:

  • Streamlined access to the competitive event guides
  • Customized leadership materials
  • Chapter management tools
  • Student member portal
  • Opportunities to compete at the local, state, and national levels

Expediting Affiliation

Credit card payment is preferred and will ensure immediate chapter affiliation.  Paying by check through a purchase order may take up to several weeks to process.  To expedite chapter affiliation if paying by check, send a scanned copy of the check to register@tsaweb.org prior to it being sent to national TSA.

Note: TSA chapter affiliation is not complete until national TSA receives payment or an approved purchase order for payment.


September 1, 2021