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How to start a Chapter

How To Start A Chapter

Chapters are the heart of AITP and provide opportunities for networking with other IT professionals, continuous learning programs, involvement in community activities and more. If there is not a local AITP chapter in your area, you may start one. A minimum of 10 members is required and individuals must be willing to serve as officers of the Chapter. There are documents listed below that are required for starting a Professional or Student Chapter.

For more information about starting an AITP chapter, please contact AITP Headquarters at or at 800-224-9371 .


The following documents/items are needed to start a Professional Chapter:

  • Application for Chapter Charter
  • Chapter Bylaws (see model bylaws)
  • Documentation of Employer Identification Number (EIN)
    • To obtain an EIN for a new chapter apply online via the IRS website
    • OR fill out the Internal Revenue Form SS-4 and submit directly to the IRS.


The following documents/items are needed to start a traditional Student Chapter

  • Chapter Affiliation Application
  • Model Student Bylaws
  • List of Chapter Officers 
  • Letter from the Principal, Dean or other superior administrative official attesting that the Student Chapter meets the requirements for a student organization at the school, college or  university.
  • Letter of acceptance from the Sponsoring Professional Chapter signed by the Chapter President.  Visit our website to find a Professional Chapter for a sponsor.
  • Transmittal form with no less than 10 members. Students can join as individual members of their region and opt to pay by check or can pay with a credit card. Once the chapter is created students can be added as members of that group.
  • Dues are $29 per member and are collected each year.



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