Start a Chapter

No Chapter in your area? Consider the benefits of starting a chapter!

Contact USLCA at with questions. You can learn more about chapter benefits and resources here.

Any group that subscribes to the purposes and policies of USLCA may apply for affiliation. Chapter must have a minimum of 25% of USLCA members and the Chapter President must be USLCA member.

USLCA Chapters provide valuable opportunities for networking, developing relationships with aspiring lactation professionals, and making the most of advocacy opportunities to advance our profession.

The 2023 annual dues for USLCA Chapters are structured as follows:

Membership Dues: January 1, 2024 – December 31, 2024

Less than 50 members: ……………….US$ 175.00

50-99 members: ………………………. US$ 225.00

100 or more members: ……………….. US$ 300.00

Applying as a new chapter?

Please fill out the application and upload all required documents. Application form.

Applications will include the following attachments:

  • Chapter Name
  • Chapter Agreement (signed and dated)
  • Chapter Roster
  • Chapter EIN**
  • By-laws**
  • Articles of Incorporation**
  • Mission Statement

**While it is no longer a requirement of USLCA that chapters be a legally constituted organization, if you are, please be prepared to submit these additional documents.

Note: Chapters will not be able to file under USLCA’s federal tax identification number.

Chapter Names

Chapter names and acronyms must be professionally appropriate.

  • Chapters must select a name for their group that does not form the acronym USLCA or ILCA
  • Use of the phrase “affiliated with the United States Lactation Consultant Association” is restricted to organizations which have been formally accepted as chapters.