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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

The membership year runs from July 1 to June 30.

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 1 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

  • Academic Institution
    Allows academic institutions to activate student memberships as a group. The membership year for those under the student group membership runs July 1 through June 30. All related faculty members will be offered complimentary professional memberships. The university is responsible for sending NCCA the student graduate roster with those enrolled in their advanced degree counseling program as well as the faculty roster.

    Pricing
    • $1,200 - memberships for up to 50 graduate counseling students and 8 faculty
    • $2,200 - memberships for up to 100 graduate counseling students and 12 faculty
    • $4,500 - memberships for up to 200 graduate counseling students and 15 faculty

    Sign up for an Academic Institution Membership 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.