Membership Payment Plan Terms and Conditions

Automatic Renewal Terms and Conditions

Enrollment in automatic membership renewal with the American Counseling Association (“ACA”) is subject to the following terms and conditions:

Recurring Membership Dues

By opting-in to automatic renewal of your membership dues, you hereby authorize ACA to renew your ACA membership and the member subscriptions that you have selected on an automatic, annually recurring basis to the credit or debit card that you place on file in either monthly, quarterly or annual installments per the option you have previously selected. 

Automatic renewals will be processed on or near the date of your annual membership term. If you do not wish to proceed with automatic renewal for an upcoming membership year, you must opt out 15 days before your annual membership term by calling ACA’s Member Engagement Team at 800-298-2276 or by sending an email to  If you cancel within 30 days of your initial payment, you will receive a refund of the amount paid. Cancelling anytime after this will result in no refund.

ACA reserves the right to change membership dues rates at any time. Automatic membership renewals will be charged at the then-current membership dues rate.  Any changes to membership dues will be communicated by ACA to the enrolled member prior to the automatic payment date. It is the responsibility of the member to update his or her membership record. 


ACA will send an email acknowledgment of pending and requested recurring membership payments 60 – 30 days prior to the date the credit or debit card will be charged the annual, or initial installment, payment. Payment receipts are available on the ACA Store. Notifications and communications related to recurring charges will be sent to the email address provided by the member to ACA.

Additional Terms

ACA accepts credit and debit payments by VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. All billing information you provide to us must be truthful and accurate and you represent that you are authorized to use the card in the manner contemplated here. If paying using a credit card that belongs to your institution or organization, you must be an authorized user of said credit card. In the event that you become no longer authorized to use the card, you are responsible for updating and replacing the credit card information on file through your online renewal process or by contacting Member Services.

Should the credit card on file be declined or other issues arise with your recurring membership, ACA will notify the member by email and/or phone. If attempt(s) to collect payment fail and are not rectified within four attempts (business days), your membership and associated benefits will terminate.


I understand and authorize ACA to charge my credit card/debit card for the payment installment on the same day of the month for [xx] consecutive months.

I agree in the event that the charges are denied by the credit card/debit institution for any reason, I will be notified and obligated to pay by other means within two business days.

Automatic renewal:

Ensure that your membership never expires, and your membership benefits continue by choosing ACA’s automatic renewal option.

By enrolling in this program, I authorize ACA to renew my membership automatically by charging my credit or debit card on, or near the membership anniversary date. I understand that I will receive notification approximately 30 days in advance of the upcoming renewal; this notification will include notice of any dues rate changes, if applicable.

I understand that I may cancel this authorization by providing ACA with written notice 15 days before my membership expiration date. I understand that my membership will continue to renew automatically unless I cancel.

After enrolling in automatic renewals, you may change your option or update your credit or debit card at any time by calling our Member Engagement Team at 800-298-2276 or emailing

By agreeing to these terms and conditions, I am opting-in to automatic renewal and payment.