How to Join CAPA

Ask any procurement professional in the Richmond 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 throughout the public sector.  Check out how CAPA membership can help your career, and follow the link below to join our mission to "Capitalize Purchasing Professionals"!


  • 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 and materials management personnel including Federal, 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.


Types of Membership

The membership consist of voting, honorary, student and retired memberships falling into one of the following four categories:

Voting Membership-Membership in the association shall be open to Federal, State, County, municipal and township activities,public school systems, colleges and universities.

Honorary Membership-Honorary membership may be conferred upon individuals who have made distinguished contributions to the purchasing profession or this association by a majority vote of the members present when there is a quorum. Honorary members shall not be entitled to vote or hold office and shall be exempt from payment of fees and dues.

Student membership-Student membership may be conferred upon college students with an interest in public procurement or who are pursuing a career in public procurement. Students are to furnish proof of enrollment and a copy of their current schedule Student members shall not be entitled to hold office or serve as committee chairs and shall be exempt from paying dues.

Retired Membership- Retired membership may be conferred upon members of the association upon their retirement from the pursuit of their livelihood through active employment, and upon written request for such membership. Retired members shall not be entitled to vote or hold office and shall be exempt from payment of fees and dues.


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

How to join:

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

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. 

2018 Membership Dues Rates


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