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Associate Educational Therapist is the first step on the pathway of AET’s Professional membership track.

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Memberships for Educational Therapists

Associate ET - ET/Professional - Board Certified  
Student - Allied Professional - Retired - General

Associate Educational Therapist

Associate ET Membership

  • First step on the pathway of AET's Professional membership track.
  • Open to individuals who have met AET's basic professional academic requirements.
  • Associate ET membership is a interim, required step toward ET/Professional membership.
  • Dues $200 per year plus a one-time application processing fee of $35.00.

ET/Professional Membership

  • Next step for Associate ETs.
  • Newly approved Associate ETs may immediately begin meeting the Direct Service Hour and Supervision/Mentorship requirements for ET/P membership.
  • ET/Ps are considered full professional members qualified to practice independantly.
  • Dues remain at $200 per year; no additional application fee.

Board Certified

  • Highest level of professional qualification recognized by AET
  • Open to ET/Professional (ET/P) members who have a Master’s Degree in a field related to educational therapy and have been ET/P members in good standing for at least one year
  • Must meet additional requirements specified by the AET Certification Board.

Student Membership

  • Open to students who can verify they are enrolled in a university or college program leading to qualification for Associate ET membership.
  • Proof of enrollment, in the form of enrollment documents from school, required. Copies of class schedules accepted.
  • Online application available; must be followed up by supplying proof of enrollment within 30 days of joining. (Membership cancelled after 30 days if proof of enrollment not received by the office.)

Student classification is good for two membership terms of one year each, after which new proof of school enrollment must be provided.

 Allied Professional Membership

  • Open to licensed professionals in fields related to education and educational therapy.
  • Educators are not considered “Allied Professionals” and are encouraged to join either as Associate ETs or General members.
  • Dues $150 per year plus a one-time application processing fee of $35

Read more: Allied Professional

Retired Membership

  • Open to ET/P, BCET, and Allied Professional members in good standing for three years who are retiring or significantly reducing hours of practice.
  • May retain a maximum of seven private practice hours per week.
  • Listed in AET Professional Directory
  • Eligible to be included in online Referral Directory
  • Reduced annual membership dues of $100
  • Contact the AET Membership Department directly at 414-908-4949 x 116 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to switch membership to retired status.

Read more: Retired Professional

General Membership

  • Open to
    • Educators who are not educational therapists but who have an interest in the field
    • Parents who are seeking tools to assist them in being effective advocates for their children
    • Others who have an interest in individuals with learning differences and the mission of AET
  • General membership dues: $125 per year

Read more: General