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ARCA Membership

ARCA provides you with the opportunity to forge meaningful connections with dedicated rehabilitation counseling professionals both locally and nationwide. By becoming a part of ARCA, you are not only joining a supportive network of individuals committed to making a positive impact in the field, but you are also contributing to a community of change-makers, problem solvers, and leaders in the field.

Membership Levels




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.




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

New Professional



A New Professional is someone who has graduated with a masters or doctorate degree within the past 12 months. Please note that New Professional Membership status is good for one year.




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




Members who are retired from the counseling profession and have been active ACA members for the past 5 consecutive years.
Join ARCA today to be a part of this dynamic network and drive positive change in our profession.

You can join ARCA without also joining ACA

ACA will accept Division-Only memberships over the phone.

Please note if you are not an ACA member but would like to join ARCA, ACA will assess a $10 processing fee to your total amount. This fee is applicable for all dues categories.

Division-Only membership can be processed in-house by calling:

ACA Engagement Specialists
703-823-9800 | 800-347-6647 (option # 7) 
M–F 8:30 am – 5:30 pm, ET.