Credibility.
Community.
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Become An ACA Member

As a counselor, you deserve a professional home where you can build community, deepen knowledge, and develop your commitment to enriching lives and contributing to societal well-being. Through whatever practice setting you choose, at whatever point in your career you might be, you can rely on the American Counseling Association to offer you the guidance and support you need throughout your professional journey.

Membership Tiers

Choose from the annual membership options below.


Student

$105

Open to graduate and doctoral students







New Professional

$105

Individuals who have graduated with a master’s or a doctorate within the past 12 months. Status is good for one year.




Regular

$189

Available to ACA aligned counselors who are missing some professional qualification






Professional

$189

Experienced counselors and counselor educators








Retired

$105

This tier is only available with 5 continuous years of ACA regular or Professional membership in good standing


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To print membership application, click here.

Membership Benefits

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Credibility

  • Discounted liability insurance (Free for Student members enrolled in master’s programs)
  • Professional ethics consultations
  • Opportunity to market your practice as guided by the ACA Code of Ethics
  • Free subscriptions to our awardwinning Counseling Today magazine and the Journal of Counseling & Development
  • Free continuing education credits valued at $264
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Advocacy

  • Targeted advocacy efforts for legislation and policy issues affecting the profession, such as Medicare reimbursement and the interstate counseling compact
  • Advocacy action alerts and legislative news updates
  • Advocacy training and continuing education credit through events like Virtual Hill Day
  • Advocacy toolkits
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Community

  • Career consultations and access to job boards
  • ACA Connect online community
  • Member Minute newsletter, exclusive to ACA members
  • Discounted registration for the annual ACA Conference & Expo and any virtual conference experiences
  • Annual national awards with


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Practice Support

  • Discounted rates on books through the ACA Store
  • American Counseling Association Foundation grants for members who apply for support
  • Discounted rates on rental cars, software, and other services (a complete list of partners can be found here)
  • ACA resources such as the ACAACES Syllabus Clearinghouse for counselor educators
 

 

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