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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ | Membership

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact our Executive Director

How do I join DAPA?

When does my membership expire?

When is my membership renewal due?

Why does it take so long for my renewal/application fee to be deposited?

How do I join DAPA?

Go to the Online Membership Application page and fill out the online form.  Select your desired membership level, complete the form, upload any required documents, and make your payment using our online system.

When does my membership expire?

DAPA's membership year runs from January 1st thru December 31st of each year.

When is my membership renewal due?

DAPA membership renewals are due by January 31st of each year.  If you don't get your renewal in, you will lose benefits of your DAPA membership such as access to DAPA's Job Bank, Newsletters, Forums, and other helpful resource sections of DAPA's website.  If you have questions regarding your renewal, please contact DAPA's Executive Director.

Why does it take so long for my application / renewal to be processed?

All renewals and applications are reviewed and approved by DAPA’s Executive Director.  There is a process that the Executive Director performs for new applications which includes verifying education, employment, and performing background checks.  These various processes cannot be completed until all requisite information and verification documents are provided by the applicant.

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