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BECOME A MEMBER

New Members Click Here  Renewing Members Login to Renew Here

New Organizational Membership/ Partnership Application Click Here

*please be advised that you must login to renew your membership.

Please do not fill out multiple applications for your new membership, this will delay your application.

If you did not have a membership in the 2020-2021 year, you must fill out a New Membership Application.

Please be advised that processing times will take up to 2 weeks. You will receive an email with payment information when your membership application has been approved.

The 2021-2022 Membership Year begins September 1, 2021. Every Member needs to renew their Membership on or before October 15, 2022 in order to keep their Membership active despite when they may have previously purchased it.

To meet your accessibility needs, a paper copy of the New Member Application or Renewing Membership Application form can be requested by emailing office@oacyc.org.

MAINTAINING YOUR MEMBERSHIP

To maintain your Full Membership in the OACYC, you are required to complete at least one (1) professional development (PD) activity per year.

For a PDF Download of the 2021-2022 Professional Development Guidelines please click here.

All Full Members have proven they meet a specific standard for entry into the profession (in terms of education/ training) when they join the OACYC. But as a professional association, we also want to assure the public, and be able to prove, that our members are maintaining this standard and remaining current in the field. That is why all renewing members receive the attached form. There are four (4) basic expectations regarding the form:

  1. At least one (1) professional development activity is to be outlined on it; OR, if you received a certificate of participation or similar proof of attendance at a workshop, simply send us a copy, as long as it includes 1) your name, 2) the topic/title of the workshop, 3) the date(s) of the workshop.
  2. Please report professional development activity that you have completed within the past 12 months.
  3. Members who attend OACYC training can count their attendance as their one (1) professional development activity. You can include any activity that you feel expanded your knowledge or skills, such as:
  • Conferences, workshops, and seminars
  • Reading books, viewing videos and other media
  • Taking courses (university, college, private institutes, etc.)
  • Volunteer experiences (beyond the basic requirements of your job)

We ask that you:

  1. Briefly describe the activity; in the case of workshops, books, videos, meetings, special events /projects, courses taken, etc., giving complete/specific details.
  2. Briefly say how this activity expanded your knowledge/skill.  This should involve: 
  • Naming/describing the knowledge/skill
  • Explaining how your knowledge/skill was expanded/altered 
  • Stating how this new knowledge/skill relates to you in your present position/role or your future goals 

Without proof, membership cannot be provided.