After logging in, you can:

  • Manage membership details: 
    • Keep your email address,
    • Mailing address and other contact information up-to-date (this helps the CLA Committee send membership mailings and emails)
  • Access CLA Journal: Download digital copies of any CLAJ issue (56.3 & later)
  • Maintain history of all CLA purchases and membership renewals
    • (note: you must be logged in when making purchases)
  • Access CLA Newsletter
  • Renew membership
  • Automatic convention registration discount: Purchase convention tickets with an automatic discount (for students and retirees only)

NOTEThe “Navigation menu” referred to within this document are the links underneath the CLA logo at the top of the site.

How To Access Account : Logging In

  • Click “Log-in” at the top of the website:
  • Enter your username and password
    • Username: jdoe
    • Password: xxxxxxx (for strong password)
      • Uppercase
      • Lowercase
      • Numbers
      • Symbols
    • If you purchased membership through the site recently, then you should use the username and password that you set during purchase.
  • If Username & Password are reset (FIRST-TIME log-in): Find your username and reset your password on the account page by clicking the “Edit your password and account detail?” link (or click here).
  • Enter your email address: A password reset link will be sent to the email attached to your account.
    • If you do not see the email in your inbox, please check your spam or junk folders. If email not found, please contact [email protected]
    •  Within the link, Click reset password, and create a new password in the site.
  • Click “login” to log-in to the site, and you will be redirected to the “My Account”, which can also be found at

How To Manage Membership Details

  • My Account
    • Dashboard:located at logging in)
      • Under “My Account” on the dashboard, you will find:
        • Orders
          • See a history of purchases made when logged into the site
        • My Membership
          • View account status and access journal content
        • Downloads
          • Access items purchased and available for download
        • Addresses
          • Edit/update billing and shipping address
        • Account Detail
          • Manage user information, and reset password
        • Logout
        •  Note:your membership for a given year ends at the end of each year on December 31, regardless of when you last renewed.

Access CLA Journal

  1. Navigate to “My Account” dashboard(as noted above): click the “My Membership” tab, then the “View” button, of the journal you want to access (issues of CLAJ beginning with issue 56.3)
  2. Journal page
    • On the Homepage at the top of the screen navigate to the “Main Menu”
    • Click “CLA journal”
    • Click “Journal Archives” (this will take you to this URL:
    • Select the journal that you would like to access
    • Each journal page contains a table of contents, as well as a link to download the full journal PDF
    • To access the Current Journal Issue
      • Navigate to the “Main Menu”
      • Hover over “CLA journal”
      • Click “Journal Current Issue”

Renewing Your Membership

  • Membership expires (On Dec 31steach year), to renew your membership log-in My Account (as noted above).
    • Click on the “My Membership” tab to check status, If expired
    • Click “Download” then click “Go to shop” to renew your membership
  • A page with fields asking for your shipping and billing address will open.
    • If information was already filled in and you are logged in, the fields will automatically fill.
    • Verify that you are renewing the correct membership type.
    • Click “Proceed to PayPal” to complete your transaction. You will be sent to the Paypal site to complete payment.
  • *Note: if you want to purchase a type of membership that is different from what you currently had, then instead of following the directions above, you should purchase directly from the membership purchase page at by clicking the “Become A Member” block on the “Homepage”. If you want to change to a new membership type,you should log-in to the site first, so that your new membership is attached to your current CLA account, instead of purchasing an entirely new account.


  • Note:Financial transactions are not conducted within the CLA site, and the site does not store any of your financial information. All financial transactions are done through Paypal.

Convention Registration Discount (only students & retirees)

  • Log-in to the site (see steps above)
  • Go to the convention purchase page (convention-registration) or click “Convention” in the navigation menu, and click “Convention Registration” button
  • The 2020 convention price for regular members is $140. If you are an active retiree or student member and purchase registration by March 17, 2020, you will see a discounted price on this page (note: you must be logged in to receive the discounted price)
    • Retiree/Student Price: $125
  • Click “add to cart” and follow the steps to register on the site pay through Paypal.
  • Once you complete payment, you will receive an email confirmation from the website.
  • If you do not see this confirmation email, please check your email account’s spam/junk folder.
  • Also verify that the purchase was completed by checking the “Orders” tab of the dashboard on the “My Accounts” page.

Membership & Membership Center Support

  • General questions or concerns: contact the CLA Executive Committee by emailing [email protected]
  • Website technical difficulties: contact the website administrator, by emailing [email protected]