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Chapter Affiliation

New Advisers

Advising an FCCLA chapter can be an excellent adventure with rich rewards, a stronger FCS program, closer relationships with students, and personal and professional recognition.


Any student who has taken a course in Family and Consumer Sciences, oris currently enrolled in an FCS course, middle school through grade 12 is eligible for active membership in an organized FCCLA chapter within their school. Once the state and national dues are paid, the student will be an official affiliated member. Teachers can join FCCLA too! Teachers certified to teach Family and Consumer Sciences education, or as determined by the state department of education, can serve as the FCCLA chapter adviser.


  • The first step is to your state adviser for information and materials needed to start a chapter.

  • Establish and affiliate an FCCLA chapter. Make sure your school administration understands the benefits of having an FCCLA chapter.

  • Follow the chapter checklist for basic guidelines on establishing a chapter.

  • Request a new adviser kit from National FCCLA by emailing

  • Visit the National adviser page on the National FCCLA website.

Adviser Kit

FCCLA's Adviser Kit is designed to support both new and returning advisers in their journey toward leading a successful FCCLA Chapter. This robust kit offers valuable resources that will help you understand the benefits of affiliation and seamlessly integrate them into your Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) classroom.

The Adviser Kit includes the following essential components:

  • FCCLA Adviser Handbook: This comprehensive guide provides valuable insights into FCCLA and offers ready-to-use resources that can enhance your chapter's experience.

  • Step-by-Step Affiliation Instructions: A detailed walkthrough to help you access the Adviser Portal and smoothly affiliate your chapter, ensuring you stay connected to FCCLA's resources.

  • New Chapter Checklist: Valuable tips and guidelines for starting your FCCLA chapter journey on the right foot.

  • Member Affiliation Info Form: A convenient tool to collect all the necessary information from your members, streamlining the affiliation process.


For any inquiries about locating resources, starting an FCCLA chapter, or navigating the FCCLA Portal or FCCLA Student Portal, please contact the Colorado State Adviser or National FCCLA at We are here to assist you every step of the way.

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