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Welcome to the new VCA Online Membership Portal!

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You can now apply as a New VCA Member or Renew your membership from here, just by clicking the appropriate button on the left. A credit card is required to apply online. You can also change the personal information in your Membership Profile as you renew your membership.

ALREADY A MEMBER AND WANT TO ADD A VCA CHAPTER OR DIVISION?

  Contact Vicky Wheeler at vcaoffice@cox.net or telephone 800-225-8103 or 757-766-5466

 

CLICK HERE - PRINTABLE VCA MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

If you prefer to mail the Membership Application to VCA, along with payment, you can Print the available PDF document, complete the form, and include the payment when you mail it to the VCA Office.

Want to know more about VCA Membership? Choose the other links on the Navigaton Panel on the left.

VCA has 5 membership categories for you to choose. Be sure to select the member type that best fits you when you go to Join or Renew your membership.

Professional Member: Any individual who holds 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, and who actively engages in (or is interested in) counseling. A professional member shall be eligible to vote.

Regular Member: Any individual whose interest and activities are consistent with those of the Association but who do not meet the criteria for professional membership. A regular member shall be eligible to vote.


New Professional Member: The VCA member category of New Professional is reserved for members in the first and second years in a new role as a counselor or related staff. New Professionals pay a reduced fee, which is the same as students. New Professionals are eligible to vote.

Retired Member: Individual Professional or Regular members who have reached the age of 55 and have retired from the counseling profession. Persons who are granted retired status will have a membership fee one/half (½) the amount of the dues paid by professional/ regular members and shall be eligible to vote.

Student Member: Any individual who is a full- or part-time student in a program related to counseling. Student membership is subject to verification of student status to receive the discounted membership rate. Student members shall be eligible to vote.

NOTICE OF NONDEDUCTIBILITY: Contributions, gifts or payments to VCA are not deductible as charitable contributions for Federal income tax purposes. However, may be deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses. VCA estimates that 10% of annual dues are allocated for lobbying expenses, which are nondeductible contributions for Federal income tax purposes.

About Emeritus Membership: VCA members may be given Emeritus status on the vote of the VCA Board of Directors if they meet the following criteria:
- Active membership in VCA for 10 of the past 15 years,
- Reached the age of 55 and are retired from active service as a counselor or human development provider,
- Made significant contributions to our profession as attested to by a letter of support from the individual's chapter or division.

Recommendations for Emeritus Status will come to the Board of Directors from Chapters and Divisions, along with a fee as established by the board. Emeritus members will receive all services and benefits afforded Professional and Regular members. The membership annual fee will be waived. Emeritus members will have to file a membership renewal form each year. For more information, please contact the VCA Office.

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