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Eligibility: Any person who holds a graduate degree of at least the master's level in counseling, counselor education or a related field is eligible to be a professional member.
Eligibility: Any student who is enrolled on at least a half-time basis at a college or university in a graduate degree program in the area of counseling or counselor education or a related professional counseling degree program is eligible for student
membership in ICA at half the cost plus $5 of ICA Professional Membership dues with the signature or electronic notification of a graduate faculty member from that program verifying at least halftime graduate student status.
Student Members are entitled to vote in ICA elections and to have the same obligations and be entitled to the same privileges as professional members.
First Year Professional
Eligibility: Recent graduates may join ICA and its divisions at the same rate as student members for a period of one year following program completion. A member must pay annual dues and all Division members must maintain Association membership.
A member in good standing shall be entitled to vote, to attend meetings of the Association, and shall be eligible to hold office in the Association.
Retired Professional Counselor
Eligibility: Retired members in ICA are entitled to membership dues at a reduced rate set by the Governing Council if they are (a) at least 60 years of age, and (b) no longer working in the field of counseling and (c) have been an ICA Member
continuously for the past 5 years. or be a member with a disability who is not able to work in the counseling field.
Retired members are entitled to vote in ICA elections, to have the same obligations and be entitled to the same privileges as professional members.
Past ICA President
Eligibility: Past Presidents of ICA receive free dues after one year of service as
Immediate Past President.
Past Presidents can be either Professional or Retired as they meet the criteria mentioned above for those types of memberships.
Past Presidents are entitled to vote in ICA elections and to
have the same obligations and be entitled to the same privileges as professional members.
Eligibility: 1) An individual who does not meet the requirements for ICA Professional
membership may elect to become an affiliate member of ICA at the professional
Affiliate members are non-voting members and may not hold office.
2) An organization may purchase an affiliate membership at the professional rate.
Members of the organization may not, by virtue of membership in the
organization, claim member discounts at ICA events.