Membership with AAAA gives you access to resources to support and enhance your professional life. From education to professional resources to exclusive job listings, AAAA is the fuel to develop your career.


Discover a nation-wide network of nearly 2,000 CAAs.


Events, resources, and insights to level up your knowledge.


Join hundreds of colleagues at the  AAAA Annual Conference.


Advocate for CAAs and evolve the profession.



Fellow members are those members of the Academy who: (i) are graduates of an approved program for the training of anesthesiologists assistants; (ii) are currently licensed, certified or otherwise sanctioned to practice as an anesthesiologists' assistant (iii) demonstrate the ideals and principles for which the Academy stands.Fellow members of the Academy shall have the right to vote in all elections (general and special), hold office positions, and enjoy all benefits. Fellow Membership Fee: $495 per year Dues and contributions to AAAA are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. However, they may be deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses subject to limitations imposed as a result of association lobbying activities. It is estimated that the portion of your current years dues are allocated to lobbying activities, and thus nondeductible, is 30%.

Student Members

Student members are those members of the Academy who are currently enrolled in an approved program for the training of anesthesiologist assistants. Student members may:
(i) hold student office positions;
(ii) vote in student elections; and
(iii) enjoy all rights and privileges of membership in the Academy; provided, however, that
student members may not hold general office positions, or vote except as set forth above. Student members evolve to Fellow member status upon graduation from an approved program for the training of anesthesiologist assistants and retain the status of a Fellow member without additional application or payment of dues until December 31 in the year of the students' graduation, or the student fails to become licensed, certified or otherwise sanctioned to practice as a CAA. Student Membership Fee: $200 one time fee

Emeritus Members

Emeritus members are those members of the Academy who have rendered outstanding service to the Academy and are nominated to Emeritus membership by the Membership Committee and elected by the Board of Directors.Emeritus members are entitled to all rights and privileges of Fellow members, are not required to pay dues, fines or assessments, and are elected to the Academy for life. No Fee for Emeritus Members

Physician Affiliate Membership

Physician affiliate members are allopathic and osteopathic physicians licensed to practice in the United States of America who support the ideals and principles for which the Academy stands. They shall enjoy all benefits, which shall accrue to the Academy, but are not entitled to vote or may not hold any office position. Physician Affiliate Membership Fee: $150 per year

Affiliate Membership

Affiliate members are any anesthesia adjacent profession including but not limited to Respiratory Therapists, Anesthesia Technicians, Pre-AA students in a four-year university, and international Anesthesiologist Assistant equivalents. This membership category cannot vote or hold office positions within AAAA but are entitled to affiliate member benefits. Affiliate Membership Fee: $25 per year

Member Benefits


  • Access to Networking and Professional Development Opportunities with other CAAs

  • Discounted prices for annual educational conferences with more than 20 CMEs offered!

  • Online Career Center and Job Board

  • News about the profession via e-Record emails, Facebook, and Twitter

  • In-depth professional and practice information via quarterly newsletter (supplied digitally and hard-copy) 

  • Advocacy and Legislative Efforts across the 50 states


Other member benefits include:

  • Financial advice for Certified Anesthesiologist Assistant

  • Discounted Medical Liability Insurance*

  • State Academy Support

  • Payment and practice issue support

  • National CAA Week - Free AAAA promotional items available during first full week of June annually

  • Expanded career opportunities and practice location choices through AAAA efforts to license CAAs in more states

  • Employment assistance related to legislative issues

  • Credentialing assistance related to practice locations

  • Searchable online membership directory

  • AAAA website with updates to membership

  • Member Services response during business hours

Discounted AAAA Membership Rates


Practice group discount – 10% off each member dues when group (5 or more members) pays AA dues with one form of payment.

First-Year Fellow discount -- $200 discount on payment of following calendar year dues for graduating SAAs when dues are paid in the year of program completion within 60 days of graduation. Additionally, the graduate gets membership for free for the balance of the graduation year. 


(Note- If you are joining the AAAA for the first time, our dues are not pro-rated. Your membership will be valid until January 1, of the next year. If you join on October 1 or after, then your membership will be extended to cover the following years dues cycle.)