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 Benefits of Membership

  • Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, a quarterly scholarly publication.
  • A quarterly newsletter highlighting legislative and professional activities that affect rehabilitation counselors and the profession.
  • Opportunities for professional growth and leadership through participation in ARCA sponsored activities and workshops.
  • Special publications on current professional concerns.
  • Access to professional liability insurance.
  • Accredited continuing education opportunities for CRC’s
  • Opportunities for student members to network join student associations, scholarly competitions, serve on professional committees.
  • Listserv alerting rehabilitation counselors to legislative actions and ARCA activities.

Membership Options

Professional: Individuals who hold a master’s degree or higher in counseling or a closely related field from a college or university accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Regular: Individuals whose interests and activities are consistent with those of ACA, but who are not qualified for professional membership.

New Professional: Status is applicable only to current student members who have graduated in the past 12 months. Status is good for one year.

Student: Individuals who are enrolled at least half time in a college or university program.

Retired: Members who are retired from the counseling profession and have been active ACA members for the past 5 consecutive years.

ARCA Only: You can join ARCA, a division of ACA, without joining ACA. Doing so will give you all the benefits of membership in ARCA only; you will not receive any ACA benefits. If you are joining a division only (ARCA), a division processing fee of $10 will be added to your ARCA membership dues.

This link will take you to the ACA membership page. From there, you can select the membership you wish, and process your application accordingly.

 
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