Approved Professional Associations

(Updated 03/26/18)

  • 100 Black Women in Funeral Service
  • Academy Health
  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS)
  • Academy of Family Mediators
  • Academy of International Business
  • Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (formerly - American Dietetic Association)
  • Academy of Process Educators
  • Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
  • Advertising Photographers of America
  • Aerobics and Fitness Association of America
  • Aerospace Medical Association
  • Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI)
  • Air-Conditioning Contractors of American (ACCA)
  • American Academy of Religion
  • American Accounting Association
  • American Alliance for Health, PE, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD)
  • American Associate Degree Early Childhood Educators
  • American Association for Paralegal Education
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • American Association for Women in Community Colleges
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)
  • American Association of Community College
  • American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)
  • American Association of Medical Assisting (AAMA)
  • American Association of Museums
  • American Association of Philosophy Teachers
  • American Association of Physics Teachers
  • American Association of Respiratory Care
  • American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT)
  • American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
  • American Association of University Professors
  • American Association on Mental Retardation
  • American Birding Association
  • American Chemical Society
  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • American College of Healthcare Executives
  • American College Personnel Association
  • American Council of Learned Societies
  • American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
  • American Council on Exercise (ACE)
  • American Counseling Association
  • American Culinary Federation
  • American Culture Association
  • American Design and Drafting Association
  • American Dialect Society
  • American Educational Research Association
  • American Fisheries Society
  • American Geographic Society
  • American Geological Institute
  • American Health Information Management Association
  • American Historical Association
  • American Historical Society
  • American Institute of Architects
  • American Institute of Building Designers
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)
  • American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM)
  • American Jewish Historical Society
  • American Library Association
  • American Management Association
  • American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges,
  • American Mathematical Society (AMS)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • American Nurses Association  
  • American Occupational Therapy Association 
  • American Ornithologist Union
  • American Physical Society
  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • American Political Science Association
  • American Professional Wound Care Association
  • American Psychological Association
  • American Public Health Association
  • American Records Management Association
  • American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS)
  • American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA)
  • American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science
  • American Society for Engineering Education 
  • American Society for Engineering Management
  • American Society for Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama
  • American Society for Nondestructive Testing
  • American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics/Ex Biology
  • American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS)
  • American Society for Microbiology 
  • American Society for Quality (ASQ)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • American Society of Criminology
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc.  
  • American Society of Interior Designers
  • American Society of Mammologists
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • American Society of Media Photographers
  • American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE)
  • American Society of Picture Professionals
  • American Society of Radiologic Technologists
  • American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)
  • American Sociological Association
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • American Statistical Association
  • American Thoracic Society
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • American Vocational Association
  • American Welding Society
  • APICS-The Educational Society for Resource Management
  • Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association (AFCEA)
  • Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education
  • Association for Biology Laboratory Educators
  • Association for Childhood Education International
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Association for Educational Communications and Technology
  • Association for Jewish Studies
  • Association for Psychological Types
  • Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development   (ASCD)
  • Association for Symbolic Logic
  • Association for Talent Development
  • Association of College and University Biology Educators
  • Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture
  • Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences (AEIRS)
  • Association of Field Ornithologists
  • Association of Teachers of Technical Writing
  • Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA)
  • Association on Higher Education and Disability  (AHEAD)
  • Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions
  • Association of Veterinary Technician Educators
  • Association of Writers and Writing Programs
  • Brain Injury Association of Virginia
  • Carolinas Symposium on British Studies
  • College Art Association
  • College Composition and Communication Conference (CCCC)
  • College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA)
  • Colonial Waterbird Society
  • Communal Studies Association
  • Community College Humanities Association
  • Comparative and International Education Society
  • Computer Technology Industry Association (Comp TIA)
  • Conference of Interpreter Trainers (CIT)
  • Conference on British Studies
  • Conference on Exceptional Children
  • Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication
  • Consortium of College and University Media Centers
  • Council for Exceptional Children
  • Council On Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Educators
  • Digital Imaging Group
  • Eastern Psychological Association
  • Ecological Society of America
  • Electrical Contractors of Tidewater (ECAT)
  • FATE Foundations in Art: Theory and Education
  • Florida Historical Society
  • Foreign Language Association of Virginia (FLAVA)
  • Geological Society of America
  • Glass Art Society
  • Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
  • Hampton Roads Counseling Association
  • Hampton Roads Licensed Professorial Counselors Association
  • Healthcare  Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
  • Help Desk Institute
  • History of Education Society
  • Human Anatomy and  Physiology Society 
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
  • Information Technology Exchange (ITE)
  • Institute for Networking Professionals
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)
  • Interior Design Educators Council
  • Interior Design Society (IDS)
  • International Association for Corrections and Forensic Psychology
  • International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts (IAFA)
  • International Association of Administrative Professionals
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police
  • International Association of Dance Medicine and Science
  • International Association of Directors of Law
  • International Association of Electrical Inspectors
  • International Building Code Council  (IBCC)
  • International Business Designers
  • International Coach Federation
  • International Communication Association
  • International Communications Industries Association
  • International Community Corrections Association
  • International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics
  • International Council of Systems Engineering (INCOSE)
  • International Education Committee
  • International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)^2
  • International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association
  • International Linguistics Association
  • International Montessori Educators
  • International Reading Association
  • International Society for Technology in Education
  • International Society of Automation (ISA)
  • International Sociological Organization
  • International Studies Association
  • International Webmasters Association (IWA-HWG)
  • Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach
  • Kappa Delta Pi (International Honor Society in Education)
  • Kelbyone (formerly National Association of Photoshop Professionals)
  • Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA)
  • Linguistic Society of America
  • Mathematical Association of America
  • Medieval Academy of America
  • Mid Atlantic College Reading Association (MACRA)
  • Mid-America College Art Association
  • Mid-South Sociological Association
  • Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA)
  • Modern Language Association (MLA)
  • NASBITE International (National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators)
  • National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)
  • National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE)
  • National Association for Developmental Education (NADE)
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children  (NAEYC)
  • National Association of Biology Teachers 
  • National Association of Broadcasters
  • National Association of Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE)
  • National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators (NAECTE)
  • National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE)
  • National Association of Forensic Economists
  • National Association of Geology Teachers
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design
  • National Association of Science Teachers
  • National Association of Social Workers  (NASW)
  • National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
  • National Association of Veterans Program Administrators (NAVPA)
  • National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America 
  • National Association on Higher Education and Disability
  • National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA)
  • National Black MBA Association
  • National Business Education Association
  • National Career Development Association
  • National Commission for Health Education Credentialing
  • National Communication Association (NCA)
  • National Council for Continuing Education and Training
  • National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • National Dance Association
  • National Education Association
  • National Funeral Directors Association
  • National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association
  • National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
  • National Kitchen and Bath Association
  • National League for Nursing
  • National Network of Health Career Programs at Two Year Colleges
  • National Orientation Directors Association
  • National Press Photographers Association
  • National Restaurant Association
  • National Science Teachers Association
  • National Society of Professional Engineers 
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • National Television Academy
  • National Tutoring Association
  • National Women's Studies Association
  • National Writing Center Association 
  • Nature
  • NCECA National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts
  • Netware Users International (NUI)
  • Network Professionals Association (NPA)
  • New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS)
  • North American Association for Environmental Education
  • North American Nature Photographers Association
  • Omohundro Society for Early American History and Culture
  • Order of the Golden Rule
  • Organization of American Historians
  • Organization of American History
  • Phi Delta Kappa International
  • Phi Alpha Theta (History Honors Society)
  • Photo Marketing Association International
  • Photographic Society of America
  • Picture Agency Council of America
  • Popular Culture Association
  • Potomac and Chesapeake Association for College Admission Counseling
  • Professional Photographers of America
  • Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • Quality Matters
  • Renaissance Society of America
  • Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES)
  • Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
  • Research Society on Alcoholism
  • Rhetoric Society of America
  • Royal Society of Arts
  • Safety and Flight Equipment Association (SAFE)
  • SESAH South Eastern Society of Art Historians
  • SEWCA South East Women's College Art Association
  • Sigma Xi (International Honor Society of Scientists)
  • Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Society for Historical Archaeology
  • Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
  • Society for Military History
  • Society for Nautical Research
  • Society for Neuroscience
  • Society for Photographic Education
  • Society for the Advancement of Management (SAM)
  • Society for the History of the Early Republic
  • Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP)
  • Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP)
  • Society for Utopian Studies
  • Society for the Study of Evolution
  • Society of Biblical Literature 
  • Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS)
  • Society of Economic Petrologists and Mineralogists
  • Society of Information Technology and Teacher Education
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
  • Society of Mathematical Biology
  • Society of Utopian Studies
  • Society of Wetland Scientists
  • South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
  • South Carolina Library Association
  • Southeastern Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Southeastern College Art Conference
  • Southern Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators  (SASFAA)
  • Southern Association for Women Historians
  • Southern Criminal Justice Association
  • Southern Early Childhood  Association
  • Southern Economics Association
  • Southern Graphics Council
  • Southern Historical Association
  • Southern History Society
  • Southern Jewish Historical Society
  • Southern Sociological Association
  • Southern States Communication Association (SSCA)
  • Southern Virginia Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Teachers of Accounting at Two Year Colleges
  • Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • Tidewater Association of Chemistry Teachers
  • Tidewater Chapter, Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Tidewater District Society of Radiologic Technologists (TDSRT)
  • Tidewater Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Toastmasters International
  • Toastmasters International-Tower Toasters
  • Toastmasters International-Comm-Unity Speakers
  • Toastmasters International-CBN/Regent Toastmasters
  • Two-Year College Chemistry Conference 2YC3
  • Two-Year College English Association-Southeast  TYC-SE
  • United States Judo Association
  • VCCS Professional Development Peer Groups
  • Virginia Academy of Science
  • Virginia Adult Institute for Life-Long Learning
  • Virginia Alliance for the Mentally Ill
  • Virginia Association for Health, PE, Recreation and Dance (VAHPERD)
  • Virginia Association for Developmental Education (VADE)
  • Virginia Association for Early Childhood Education
  • Virginia Association of Allied Health Professions
  • Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Virginia Association of Colleges and Employers
  • Virginia Association of Communication Arts and Sciences (VACAS)
  • Virginia Association of Employers and Colleges
  • Virginia Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators (VAGARA)
  • Virginia Association of Licensed Veterinary Technicians 
  • Virginia Association of Science Teachers
  • Virginia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (VASFAA)
  • Virginia Association of Student Personnel Administrators
  • Virginia Association of Surveyors
  • Virginia Association of Teachers of English
  • Virginia Baptist Historical Society
  • Virginia Beach Association of Teachers of English
  • Virginia Business Education Association
  • Virginia Career Development Association
  • Virginia College Personnel Association
  • Virginia Community College Association
  • Virginia Conference on International Education
  • Virginia Council for Associate Degree Nursing
  • Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • Virginia Counselors Association
  • Virginia Educational Media Association
  • Virginia Funeral Directors Association
  • Virginia Geographic Alliance
  • Virginia Hospitality and Travel Association
  • Virginia Humanities Conference
  • Virginia League for Nursing
  • Virginia Library Association
  • Virginia Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges
  • Virginia Mediation Network
  • Virginia Nurses Association  
  • Virginia Occupational Therapy Association
  • Virginia Physical Therapy Association
  • Virginia Public Health Association
  • Virginia Psychological Association
  • Virginia Reading Assoc.
  • Virginia Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
  • Virginia Social Science Association
  • Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants - Tidewater Chapter
  • Virginia Society of Radiologic Technologists (VSRT)
  • Virginia Society of Respiratory Care
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (VATESOL)
  • Virginia Veterinary Medical Association
  • Virginia Vocational Association 
  • Visual Resources Association
  • Washington Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Wedding and Portrait Photographers International
  • Wildlife Society
  • Wilson Ornithological Society
  • World Aquaculture Society
  • World History Association
  • Yoga Alliance
  • YogaFit
  • Zumba Fitness