How Can I Join CAPA? 

Ask any procurement professional in the Richmond Metro area about the best source for professional development and they're sure to mention CAPA! We offer a wealth of benefits including valuable network opportunities with professionals and vendors throughout the public sector, educational opportunities, community events and much, much more. Check out how a CAPA membership can help or enhance your career.  


  • Professional development through attendance at educational business meetings, classes, and conference.

  • Discounted rates at CAPA professional development events (meetings and conference).

  • Earn Professional re-certification points toward UPPCC certifications and VIP certifications for attendance at business meetings and the annual conference.

  • Fellowship in a professional organization which allows an exchange of ideas and networking between members.


  • All public agency procurement, supply and materials management personnel or persons who are seeking Virginia Government purchasing or points or hours for UPPC or the Procurement Institute VCM, VCO, VCA recertification. Persons can be employed in State, County, municipal and townships, public school systems, colleges, universities, hospitals, commissions, authorities and any other political subdivision of the Commonwealth;

  • Any person with full time employment in a position having a direct influence on the public procurement process including, but not limited to,CEO, Accounting, staff attorneys,organizational staff with procurement responsibilities, department directors, etc;

  • College students pursuing a career in public procurement or;

  • Others who may be approved for membership by a majority of the Board of Directors.


An applicant becomes a member upon acceptance of the application and payment of dues or, when applicable, and by approval of the Board of Directors.

Committee Opportunities

There are many exciting networking and volunteering opportunities for CAPA members. Click here for a complete description of these duties.

Member Dues Information 

The link below will send you to the Member Dues page that will explain types of memberships and more information about becoming a member. 

2021 Membership Dues

How to join:

To Join and pay online Click Here  (For New Memberships Only)

By joining online, it will provide you with a temporary membership until dues are paid.

Or, print and complete the application and mail with payment to:

CAPA Treasurer

P.O. Box 26821

Richmond, VA 23261


The Membership Application Form Can Also Be Used For Individuals Renewing Their Memberships Who Prefer to Send Payment via Postal Carrier With Check or Money Order Payable to CAPA.

For Former Members or Current Members whose Membership has Expired, please contact the CAPA Treasurer to reinstate membership.