If you joined ALTA after November 1, 2015, you do not need to renew your membership until the 2017-2018 renewal period.
If you are a CALT or CALP who joined after March 1, 2015, you are not required fill out 10 CEUs on the verification form until the 2017-2018 renewal period.
If you are CALT or CALP who joined ALTA prior to March 1, 2015, you are required to fill in 10 hours on the CEU verification form.
If you are a QI or ICALP, you are required to fill in 10 hours on the CEU verification form and submit proof of the 10 hours listed.
If you prefer to renew by mail / fax, once you've read the ALTA 2016-2017 Membership Renewal Update below, please print, complete, and return the 2016-2017 Paper Membership Renewal for your Membership Level below.
Each of these printable forms are provided in Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat formats.
Greetings from your Vice President of Membership. It is time to renew your membership to ALTA for the 2016-2017 membership year. Below are some FAQs that may help explain some common questions about renewing.
Membership renewal is payable on or before Thursday, March 31, 2016. Dues received after then will be assessed a 25% late fee.
Renewal letters are being sent via email this year, and all forms can be completed electronically on the ALTA website. Simply click the link above to do so. Any accompanying documentation can be scanned and emailed to ALTA headquarters.
You can simply print off the renewal form from the links below and mail it in with your payment and any accompanying documentation, if needed.
All ALTA members must compile 10 CEU contact hours annually. In order to renew your membership as a CALT or CALP, you must affirm that you have complied with this requirement by entering your CEUs in the CEU verification form and signing where indicated. It is not necessary to send in proof of compliance. However, ALTA members are responsible for retaining proof of CEUs in the event of future audit. NOTE: New CALTs and CALPs certified after March 1, 2015 will need to provide CEU documentation with their second membership renewal year (2017-2018).
QIs and ICALPs must provide documentation of 10 contact hours of CEU credit each year when renewing membership. Documentation must include the form entitled, "CEU Membership Verification Form" and copies of your certificates of attendance from ALTA approved events. Unused hours from 2013-2015 audits may be used, but documentation must be resubmitted.
For a complete listing of ALTA CEU Requirements, please click here.
It is an area of the ALTA website that the public can search in order to find ALTA members to contact in hopes of finding someone qualified to meet their educational needs or the needs of a loved one struggling with dyslexia or other related reading disorders. This area was formerly named Find-A-Therapist. It is a benefit provided free of charge to all ALTA members at the QI, CALT, ICALP and CALP levels.
Simply check the corresponding box on your membership renewal form indicating that you would like to be listed in the Directory of Certified Members. Then fill in the requested information on the accompanying Directory of Certified Members information form. Submit your form and your information will be listed in the Directory of Certified Members area of the ALTA website.
Not a problem. Simply leave that box unchecked and do not fill out the corresponding form.
There is a password protected area of the ALTA website that lists the same information and allows fellow ALTA members to find you.
Jo Ann Handy, M.Ed., LDT, CALT-QI
Vice President of Membership
** Renewal Fee is due by Thursday, March 31, 2016. Renewal documents received after then will be assessed the 25% late fee.**
ALTA, the first national professional association exclusively for written-language professionals, continues to maintain, promote, and strengthen standards to assure that our membership provides quality professional services for individuals with dyslexia and related learning differences. The educational service that you provide is vital to the success of our association. We greatly appreciate your efforts. Your annual dues fund our newsletter, website (www.ALTAread.org), directory, referral networks, and other publicity and outreach expenses. They also finance the online and telephone Help Lines as well as our general operating expenses. In addition, your dues allow us to offer our annual conference at a reasonable fee and operate an ALTA® booth at the International Dyslexia Association Annual Conference and at selected branch conferences throughout the United States.