Membership FAQs

To log onto the members-only section of our website, enter your username (your email address), and your password (defaulted to your last name, all lowercase) in the member box to the right. You can change your password once you’re within your profile.

 If you’re in a Joint State, you must renew through your state affiliate. Joint States include: AK FL HI ID MD MI MS MT ND NM PA RI TN VA WA WV WY or Map. If you’re in a Non-Joint State, you can renew your membership directly online by clicking the  button in the member box, or by contacting NAESP at 1-800-386-2377 or 703-684-3345.

Email NAESP directly at Be sure to include in the email your first and last name, the state you’re in, and what information needs to be updated in your member record. You can also update your information by logging into the NAESP members-only section of the website and clicking on the  button in the member box.

One (1) year

You will start to receive your electronic benefits (like access to the website) within 24 hours. For other benefits, like receiving Principal magazine in the mail, please allow 3-4 weeks.

Proof of membership is now available as a Certificate of Membership. Log into the NAESP members-only section of the website and clicking on the “Membership Certificate” link in the Membership menu. Your certificate includes your Membership ID, LAP Benefits (if applicable) and the membership expiration date.

Click your state on the Zone Map, or find your state in the Affiliate List to view contact information for your state affiliate.

Your national membership dues depend upon the category of membership under which you enrolled*. As of July 2022, NAESP membership dues are as follows:

  • Active – $259
  • Aspiring Principal – $99
  • Assistant Principal – $219
  • Associate – $159
  • Emeritus – $99
  • Institutional Active – $309
  • International Associate – $189
  • Institutional Subscription – $179

*Members in Joint States must also join their state associations. 

Dues and subscriptions paid to NAESP are NOT tax deductible for federal or state tax purposes.

It depends on the state. NAESP has agreements with some states (Joint) that require an individual member to become a member of the state association when they become a member of NAESP and vice versa. View this map to see if you live in one of these states



 If you are a member of your state association, some affiliates offer payroll deductions. However, at this time, NAESP does not allow for monthly payments.

NAESP provides numerous networking opportunities for principals, assistant principals, and other leaders in education, including its Annual Conference, National Panel of New Principals, and our Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn communities, Principal Roundtables, etc.

 NAESP has established a prestigious national program, the National Panel of New Principals (NPNP), for early career professionals in their first and second year of practice.