All teachers employed by a school board in Alberta must become active members of the Association.
Associate membership is available to superintendents, faculty of education members, charter school teachers and other individuals who have teaching certificates but are not eligible for active membership.
Student membership is available to persons enrolled in full-time undergraduate programs of study leading to first certification as teachers in Alberta.
The Association grants life memberships to teachers who, upon retiring from the profession, have been members of the Association for at least 20 years.
Honorary membership, the Association's highest honour, is bestowed upon members of the Association or other people who have given meritorious service to the teaching profession or to the advancement of education.