AAPT.org - American Association of Physics Teachers

Help & Frequently Asked Questions

General Assistance

Need help with the website that you can't find here? Want to report an error or have a suggestion about the website? Contact the web team via email at aapt-web@aapt.org or over the phone: 301-209-3337

Online Accounts & Services

Logging in - Current AAPT Members

By default, your username is your AAPT Member ID (see below for assistance identifying your member ID)

New Users & Non-members

Create an online user account and your username and password will be emailed to you. Once you have created an account with us, you can login to change or reset your password anytime.

I've forgotten my password (or username) or wish to change it!

Updating your account/contact info

You can update your contact and other information about yourself by visiting the account profile page and clicking edit. If there is anything you are unable to update (for example - deleting an old address), please contact our Membership Department directly via membership@aapt.org or 301-209-3333.

What is my Member ID number? Where do I find it?

Your 5 digit member ID is located on the mailing label of your AAPT journals, directly above your name. It is also printed on all paper renewals.

The Physics Store

For help and frequently asked questions pertaining to AAPT's Physics Store, please see the Physics Store Help/FAQ page.

Common Troubleshooting

I'm not a current AAPT member, but would like to join or renew and receive the discounted rate for a meeting registration immediately.

If you place an order for an AAPT membership and meeting registration in the same cart before completing your order, the member rate appropriate for your member type will be applied to the meeting registration. Follow these simple steps:

  1. Sign in to your online profile (register for free if you have not already) with your AAPT online account.
  2. Click on Join Now (or Renew Now, if you've been a member in the past) under the Membership Status section of your profile.
  3. Complete the joining/renewing process, but stop at the Checkout page and return to AAPT.org
  4. Proceed with registering for the National Meeting you wish to register for via that meeting's registration page.
  5. Once you get to the checkout, you should have the discounted registration rate as well as your membership available for completing the purchase.

If you have any trouble or would like help registering, please feel free to contact programs@aapt.org or 301-209-3340.  For help with membership contact membership@aapt.org or 301-209-3333.

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