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State Branch of ACA


NCCA

The North Carolina Counseling Association is NCs state branch of the American Counseling Association. NCCA works in conjunction with ACA to bring its members up to date information on the counseling profession. The North Carolina Counseling Association is dedicated to promoting the development of the individual professional counselor, advancing the counseling profession, and using the profession and practice of counseling to improve the quality of life for North Carolina’s citizens. NCCA Membership is separate from the ACA membership. 


DUES ARE SEPARATE

While the North Carolina Counseling Association is a branch of the ACA, membership dues are separate.  Dues paid to ACA only cover ACA activities and NOT NCCA activities. 

How Membership Works

​MEMBERSHIP YEAR

The membership year runs from July 1 to June 30. 


JOINING MIDYEAR?

For new members, those who join throughout the current membership year, a discount based on the quarter you join will automatically be applied to the following year dues.   

Division Dues

AFTER you have paid for your annual NCCA dues, you can then join as many divisions as you wish. Divisions are available for current NCCA members only.  

Therefore, after you pay for your current NCCA dues, sign up for any/all divisions by going to the Divisions page to check them all out, and then clicking on NCCA Divisions - Sign Up to get active. 

Membership Categories & Annual Dues

PROFESSIONAL MEMBER - 1 YEAR OR MORE:  $80 (1 YEAR)

This membership is for individuals who hold a Masters degree or higher in counseling or a closely related field and who also hold state board licensure and/or Counselor Certification by the National Board for Counselor Certification (NBCC).  This membership is for those in the profession for 3 years or more. 

Become a Professional Member Today! - CLICK HERE


​PROFESSIONAL MEMBER - LESS THAN ONE YEAR:  $25 (1 YEAR)

This membership is for individuals who hold a Masters degree or higher in counseling or a closely related field and who also hold state board licensure and/or Counselor Certification by the National Board for Counselor Certification (NBCC).  This membership is for those in the profession 1 year or less. 

​Become a Professional Member Today! - CLICK HERE


REGULAR MEMBER:  $75 (1 YEAR)

This membership is for individuals who possess a Masters degree in counseling or a closely related field.

​Become a Regular Member Today! - CLICK HERE


STUDENT MEMBER:  $20 (1 YEAR)

(Carries all privileges) This membership is for individuals who are enrolled in a graduate program in counseling or closely related field. Limited to three years, 1/2 time students, and faculty verification.

​Become a Student Member Today! - CLICK HERE


​RETIRED/EMERITUS MEMBER:  $15 (1 YEAR)

(Carries all privileges of prior status) This membership is for individuals who previously held Professional or Regular membership and are no longer actively employed in providing counseling services.

​Become a Retired Member Today! - CLICK HERE


To Download: NCCA W-9

“Contributions or gifts to the North Carolina Counseling Association are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes.  Dues payments are deductible by members as an ordinary and necessary expense.”  See §10701 of the Revenue Act of 1987. For income tax purposes, member dues paid are deductible as a business expense. However NCCA estimates that 0% of all dues paid go toward non-deductible lobbying expenditures. All members are advised that this percentage of dues paid is non-deductible for income tax purposes.