Become a Member



Educate and Elevate Award Winning Tools

  • Access our award winning campaign toolkit which enables you to educate the public, funders, and legislators about your and our important work of changing lives through adult education.

Quick Access to Legislators

  • As a field, we united to let legislators know that adult education changes lives and stimulates the economy. Legislators listened and added $35 million to our WIOA Title II funding stream. We must continue to contact them!

National Awards

  • Do you know an outstanding educator, administrator, or adult learner? COABE awards $10,000 per winner each year!

Adult Educator Resources

  • Find lesson plans, apps, videos, and much more! Upload you own to share with other adult educators.

2020 COABE National Conference

  • The 2020 COABE National Conference will take place in Baltimore, Maryland, April 5-8, 2020. Enjoy our members-only, $75 off registration discount.

Conference Mini Grants

  • With generous funding provided by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, COABE will award fifty mini grants to defray registration costs to our national conference.


  • Each month you will have the opportunity to join our professional development webinars where you will hear from expert national level presenters on trending topics.


  • Access the best research by leading researchers in our field! Download your free e-publication quarterly or purchase a hard copy at discounted members-only rate.

Membership Number

You will need your membership number to access all membership benefits, including:

  • Viewing/accessing webinars

  • Discounts on conference registration

  • Downloading the COABE Journal

  • Accessing and uploading to the Adult Educator Resources

  • Receiving grants, scholarships, and awards

If you have any questions about your membership, please contact or call 888-442-6223.

Membership Rates

Membership benefits include voting privileges, public policy alerts, discounted conference registration, and an opportunity to compete for scholarship and grant funds.

Annual Price

Adult Learner
Affiliate Group (up to 5 individuals)
Small Group (up to 10 individuals)
Medium Group (up to 25 individuals)
Large Group (26+ individuals)

Additional Membership Payment Options

Prefer to pay by check? No problem! Just download and complete a hard-copy membership application.  

Checks: Fill out the hard-copy membership form and mail to COABE, PO Box 1820, Cicero, NY 13039. Please make check payable to "COABE".

Purchase Orders: Fill out the hard-copy membership form. Please fax your purchase order and completed membership form to the COABE office at 866-941-5129 or email to