Why should I join?

The Association of Contingency Planners (ACP) has become a unifying force for practitioners in the rapidly evolving field of business continuity. Through its network of local chapters and strategic alliances with industry leaders, membership provides direct access to information and resources that enhance professional development.

Active participation allows members to:

  • Share knowledge with and gain insight from a network of industry practitioners
  • Expand skill sets through an extensive knowledge base of resources
  • Earn professional education credits for membership and meeting attendance
  • Advance your career through increased visibility and leadership opportunities
  • Receive discounts on conferences, products, services, and training

Membership is open to those interested in the field of business continuity, emergency management, risk management and similar disciplines. If you would like to participate in our diverse network of over 2,400 professionals to learn and share knowledge about business continuity planning, join today!

What types of memberships are available?

ACP offers individual and organizational memberships.  Individual Memberships are renewed on an annual basis with membership dues established by each local chapter.  Organizational Memberships are available in 1, 2 and 3 year renewal schedules for businesses and groups with larger continuity planning professionals on staff. Organizational Memberships streamline the renewal process for institutions and allow for single invoice processing.

The ACP NYC Metro chapter has also developed a pilot educational membership program.  Please contact our membership director for additional information. (See below)

Becoming an ACP member is easy! Simply complete an online application

if you wish to submit your payment electronically or download the print version of the membership form and submit your payment via postal mail.

If I am an existing member, what membership renewal material will I receive?


  • "Thank You For Renewing" Email
  • "Thank You For Renewing" Letter
  • Membership Card


For questions or comments about the Long Island Chapter membership, please contact the ACP LI Chapter Director of Membership Rich Schierer at or  (631) 375-4512.