AAP-CA Chapter 2 Benefits


  • The health industry is changing and the pace in Sacramento is constantly moving. As a member of Chapter 2, your voice as a pediatrician can be heard through the State Government Affairs committee.


  • Do you have an issue or research interest, but need support? Chapter 2 offers the network and logistical support to help bring your ideas to life.
  • As a Chapter 2 member, you’ll receive town hall meeting invitations. These meetings are held regularly throughout our service area, featuring guest speakers, presenting topics of pediatric interest.


  • Gain access to CME meetings at a discounted price.
  • Receive Peds@CA2 eNews, a monthly newsletter with articles of interest and upcoming events.
  • Gain access to area MOC projects and local experts with experience in obtaining Part IV of the ABP’s MOC.
  • Maintain your certification.


  • Participate in chapter activities and committees that support your areas of interest.
  • Engage in AAP leadership positions and apply for CATCH grants.

Annual Membership

Join both National AAP and Chapter 2 by following the listed instructions below. Follow each step in order to join:

  1.  Fill out the following Membership Registration Form and provide the data requested: https://forms.gle/fdgkdHaESr6a7Nbx9

  2. After completing the form, submit your payment through either the Paypal QR code to the right, or by following the link below: https://www.aap.org/en/membership-application/join-aap/
    1. Be sure to scroll to the category that pertains to your role and select “Join as …”
    2. You may also contact AAP National directly via email or by phone AAP Member & Customer Care team at mcc@aap.org or 866-843-2271
Please ensure you review the membership levels so you select the correct payment for your role within the chapter.

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Which Membership Level is Right For Me?


Candidate Fellow

  • You are considered a Candidate Fellow when your Board Certification is in process.
  • Once you become Board Certified (FAAP) your membership may be upgraded to Voting Fellow.

Voting Fellow

  • You may join the Chapter as a Voting Fellow if you are a Fellow, or a Specialty Fellow of the AAP (FAAP).
  • Voting Fellows become voting members of California and may vote in Chapter elections.

Chapter Affiliate

  • Chapter Affiliates are physicians who are not Fellows of the AAP (such as Pediatricians and Family Physicians who are not members of the National AAP, Child Psychiatrists, Public Health Physicians, etc.) but who are licensed to practice medicine and who have had the training and experience to qualify as having a basic interest in pediatrics.
  • Chapter Affiliates are not entitled to vote in Chapter elections or hold office.

Chapter Associate

  • Chapter Associate Members are non-physicians, licensed professionals (such as Child Psychologists, Pediatric Dentists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses and Licensed Clinical Social Workers) who are not AAP Fellow Members, who have training experience and a basic interest in children.
  • Chapter Associate Members seeking membership shall be nominated by an AAP-CA Chapter 2 member, their membership application shall be approved by a majority vote of the Board of Directors, and are not entitled to vote in AAP-CA Chapter 2 elections or hold office.