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Professional Membership - $185

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This membership type is for counselors who hold a master's degree or higher in counseling or closely related field from a college or university that was accredited when the degree was awarded by one of the regional accrediting bodies recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Proof of academic credentials may be requested.

Don't worry! If your interests and activities are consistent with those of ACA, but you are not qualified for Professional Membership you can join as a Regular Member. Just check the box in the application.

Here are some of the great resources our members have access to:

Ethics Consultations IconTools, education and consultation to help you comply with the ethical and professional standards of the counseling profession. Our Code of Ethics and expert ethics consultation are complimentary to members.


Political Advocacy Icon

Opportunities to make your voice heard on critical policy issues impacting the counseling profession, including workforce, legislative and regulatory issues.



Continuing Education Icon

Free and discounted educational opportunities where you can learn from leaders in the field in our 12 free annual online courses (a $264.00 value) and in person at our Annual Conference & Expo.



Publications Icon

Complimentary subscriptions to our award-winning publications, including the  the Journal of Counseling & Development and Counseling Today, as well as our two email newsletters

Liability Insurance Icon

Discounted liability insurance protecting your assets and covering your expenses in the event of a malpractice suit.