The North Carolina
Association of Teacher Assistants



The North Carolina Association of Teacher Assistants promotes
the important role of teacher assistants in the public schools,
provides professional training opportunities, and works to
improve salaries and employment security.

Members benefit from

* invaluable PEER NETWORKING





* opportunities for RECOGNITION and AWARDS.

Our Dues and Fees

NCATA has a no refund policy on all dues and fees, including conference registration. This is clearly stated on all forms requiring payments. Beginning January 15, 2018 any overpayment of dues and fees will be donated to the E.H.R. Scholarship Program as approved by the NCATA Board of Directors. 

The NCATA membership year runs from January 1st to December 31st.
Generally, members pay their dues for the next year beginning in August of the new school year.

Membership Dues:
Regular Membership Dues - $45 a year
Associate Membership Dues - $25 a year

After December 31st of each year: 
Regular Membership Dues - $50 a year
Associate Membership Dues - $30 a year

PDP Application Fees: Members must pay their membership dues before submitting a PDP application. These are two separate payments.
Initial Application: $55
Renewal Application: $45
Upgrade Application: $45
A late fee of $5 needs to be added if an application is postmarked January 1st to February 1st. We accept PDP applications received after the February 1st deadline but they will not be reviewed reviewed in November. 

PDP Reactivation Fee: $30
If a member does not renew their membership by January 15th of each year, their membership will be archived in our membership database on that date. At the same time, their PDP status is changed to lapsed. To reactivate their PDP, if the PDP expiration date would still be valid, requires a $30 reactivation fee. 

A PDP Reactivation Fee is also required if you let your PDP renewal date pass without renewal. 

Conference Registration Fees:
November 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 - Member Rate: $150
January 1, 2020 - February 1, 2020 - Member Rate: $160
November 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019 -  Non-Member Rate: $250
January 1, 2020 - February 1, 2020 - Non-Member Rate: $260

In cases of emergencies, the following exception will be made with regard to conference registration. 
Registrants may transfer their registration to the following year's conference or to another person with these restrictions:

  • The substitute must be a member of NCATA if the registrant is a member. A non-member may not substitute for a member. If the registrant is a non-member and has an emergency situation, the substitute attendee may be a non-member or a member but NCATA does not refund any conference registration fees.
  • The original registrant must contact Melinda Zarate to obtain the "Unable-to-attend" form.
  • The principal must approve of the transfer.
  • The "Unable-to-attend" form must be signed by all parties, notarized, and faxed to the NCATA office prior to the opening day of conference.
  • Any financial transactions are the responsibility of the parties making the transfer of conference registration.
North Carolina Association of Teacher Assistants
PO Box 334
Welcome, NC 27374
Phone Toll Free: 1.800.979.2077
Fax: 1.800.979.2077

For issues on this website, please email Melinda Zarate, Communications Director.  (

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