Read frequently asked questions about applications, member dues, and general membership information.
Frequently Asked Questions
Get fast support with answers to the most common membership questions through the FAQs below. If your question is not addressed, please contact the ACOG Membership Services team for additional support.
ACOG offers various types of membership. Review the list of membership categories and requirements. A completed application is required for membership.
ACOG does not offer corporate or group memberships. However, you can purchase resources and publications through the ACOG Store.
It takes approximately one to four weeks depending on the application type:
- Fellow – Up to four weeks
- Associate Member/Association Member International – Up to four weeks
- Junior Fellow – Two to four weeks
- Educational Affiliate – Two to four weeks
- Medical Student – One to two weeks
- Fellow Senior Status – One to two weeks
- Life Fellow – One to two weeks
Applications for Fellow, Associate Member/Associate Member International, or Junior Fellow cannot be expedited due to the policies and procedures set forth by the ACOG Executive Board.
Please contact Membership Services to apply online under your previous record.
No, the application processing fee is a one-time fee paid when submitting an application. The membership dues are billed once you have been admitted as a member of ACOG.
You can see if you're eligible to reinstate your membership by logging into MyACOG.
If you are not sure why your membership expired, you may also contact Membership Services before submitting an application. You may simply need to pay your outstanding dues to reinstate your membership.
There are several ways to pay dues:
- Pay online for an immediate payment
- Mail: PNC Bank, ACOG, PO Box 826312, Philadelphia, PA 19182-6312
- Fax: 202-479-0054
- Phone: 1-800-673-8444 or 202-863-2452
Note: Make the most of your CME Allowance! If you have CME and/or employee benefit funds, we encourage you to use those resources to cover your ACOG membership dues.
Membership is on an anniversary cycle. Renewals are emailed each month depending on your anniversary cycle and are due within 90 days of the first renewal notice. However, Junior Fellows in Training-Residents are billed on an academic year.
Yes, you will owe Fellow dues, which are higher than Junior Fellow dues. Once you are admitted as a Fellow, your Junior Fellow dues will be prorated and applied towards your Fellow dues.
Payment can be made online until your membership has been expired for greater than 90 days. After this 90 day grace period, you will be assessed a reinstatement fee.
Pay dues online or reinstate your membership. Depending on whether you pay within the grace period, your membership may be placed on a new renewal cycle.
Problems reinstating online? Please contact Membership Services or call 1-800-673-8444 or (202) 863-2452.
After three calendar years, one must reapply for ACOG membership. Please refer to the requirements of each membership category to ensure you apply for the appropriate category. View a list of membership categories and requirements.
Yes, Fellows and Junior Fellows in Practice may receive a reduction. Associate Members who previously completed an osteopathic ob-gyn residency will also be granted a reduction. Requests must be submitted to Membership Services. Please include the following Fellowship information:
- Program Name
- Program Director's Name
- Start and End Date of training
For U.S. citizens only: Membership dues paid to The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists are not deductible as a charitable contribution for income tax purposes, but may be deductible in part as a business expense.
For U.S. citizens only: The College estimates that 8% of your membership dues are allocable to lobbying expenses, and therefore are not deductible for income tax purposes as ordinary and necessary business expenses.
The ACOG Foundation Development Fund is an important component in our ability to participate in and initiate new programs and projects in women’s health. Your tax-deductible $50 Dues Statement gift directly supports the ACOG Foundation Development Fund. Donations to this fund make activities like the Council on Patient Safety in Women’s Health Care and reVITALize programs possible.
ACOG's political action committee helps elect state and Congressional candidates who support our specialty. It is the only national PAC in Washington, D.C. representing ob-gyns before Congress. Contributions to Ob-GynPAC are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes.
A receipt is emailed immediately upon paying online. If paid via check or credit card, please allow 5-10 business days to receive a receipt.
Dues receipts will be shown for those we have on file, and are available for up to three years.
Please log in to MyACOG for a duplicate receipt or dues statement.
Yes, district and section dues must be paid to maintain membership in ACOG. Learn more about the ACOG districts and sections.
There are several ways to change your contact information:
- Log in to MyACOG and click "Edit" under Contact Information in the Profile tab
- Contact the Membership Services team (include your full name and ACOG ID)
- Call membership services at 1-800-673-8444 or (202) 863-2452
Select "Member Login," then enter your email address and click "Next." Click on link "Forgot your password," then click "Request Reset." An email will be sent to your email address to reset your password.
Yes, Fellow Senior Status members must maintain board certification to remain an active Fellow Senior Status.
Fellow status is not automatic. However, board certification is one of the requirements for ACOG Fellow, and a Fellow application must be submitted and approved. A current Junior Fellow has one year to apply for Fellow status once they become board certified.
Yes, the Annual Meeting is open to both members and non-members. However, ACOG members receive a discount on the registration fee as part of the many benefits they receive.
At this time, ACOG no longer offers "online only" access. Therefore, you will continue to receive the printed copy and have online access. Only members in Mexico, Latin American Sections, and the West Indies have "online only" access.
ACOG does not currently offer Medical Student members access to the Green Journal. However, a subscription to the Green Journal can be purchased at the member rate. View a list of Medical Student benefits and additional information.
Please call ACOG at (202) 863-2452 or (800) 673-8444 to verify your membership status.
Please allow 6-8 weeks from your admittance date to receive your Fellow certificate. If not received after this timeframe, please email [email protected] or call 1-800-673-8444 or (202) 863-2452 to request a replacement certificate, and include your name, ACOG ID, and mailing address. Requests that are six months after your admittance date assess a $35 replacement fee.
ACOG certificate frames can be ordered online. Please visit diplomaframe.com/acog to submit your order.
Fellow and Fellow Senior Status membership will remain active as long as the following requirements are met.
- Maintain an active, unrestricted medical license
- Keep membership dues up to date
- Certification and Maintenance of the Certification in obstetrics, gynecology, or both from one of the boards recognized by the College Board of Directors:
- American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology Parts I and II
- Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of England
- Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
- Consejo Mexicana de Ginecologia y Obstetricia
- The University of the West Indies Postgraduate Doctorate Medicine
- Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
- Federación Centroamericana de Sociedades de Obstetricia y Ginecología
- Japanese Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (JSOG)
- Sociedad Chilena de Obstétrica y Ginecologia
- European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (EBCOG)
- American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (AOBOG)
- Also available to board certified physicians in other Latin American Sections (Argentina, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador and Peru).
Only active Fellows (Fellow, Fellow Senior Status, Founding Life Fellow, and Life Fellows) can use the initials FACOG after their name.
There are many benefits for being an ACOG member. View the list of benefits that are available under most categories of membership.
ACOG has 12 districts and 98 sections.
Member cards have been discontinued. Please view your MyACOG profile for your ACOG ID number and other membership information.
Practice Bulletins are not a benefit of Life Fellow membership. Therefore, Life Fellows must purchase a subscription to access the Practice Bulletins. You can purchase the annual ACOG Clinical subscription, which includes Practice Bulletins, Clinical Updates in Women's Health, and more. Contact Membership Services to purchase the annual Green Journal subscription.