Frequently Asked Questions

Does my supervisor have to have the Registered Counselling Supervisor (RCS) designation?
Your supervisor is not required to have the ACCT supervisor designation RCS. They also do not have to be a member of ACCT. The requirements to be approved as a supervisor for ACCT members is that the supervisor holds a professional membership or designation equivalent to the MTC designation and that they have at least 5 years of experience in the counselling field.

Can my hours at work count as supervision hours?
If you are being supervised in your work role (by a supervisor who meets the above requirements) and your work involves counselling, then those hours may be counted toward your supervision hours.

Is supervision mandatory for RTCs?
Supervision is required for the first 1000 direct client contact hours. To account for your supervision, both you and your supervisor would keep a current log of your direct client contact hours, the hours spent with your supervisor and your supervision reports or evaluation. It is an annual requirement for membership that you report a minimum of 8 hours of supervision per year.

If I have completed 100 practicum or supervision hours before I am finished my education can I join ACCT as an RTC?
The membership criteria for RTCs includes both an education and a practicum or supervision requirement. Both of these pieces are required in order to qualify. All Registered Therapeutic Counsellors must hold a certificate, diploma or a degree in counselling or a related field, or equivalent experience and training as determined by ACCT Membership Team. These decisions can be made on an individual basis. For more information on the RTC requirements please click on the following link: ACCT Counsellor Criteria.

What are the fees for joining ACCT?

ACCT Fee Structure
Membership Share Purchase: $100.00 (one time fee, refundable upon request when you discontinue your membership)
Application Administration Fee: $150.00 (non-refundable)
Association Subscription Fee: $175.00 (non-refundable)

Annual Professional Fees: (non-refundable)

  • RTC - Registered Therapeutic Counsellor: $290.00
  • MTC - Master Therapeutic Counsellor: $290.00
  • RCS - Supervisor with ACCT MTC status: $99.00
  • RCS w/o - Supervisor without ACCT MTC status: $149.00
  • Student: $70.00 (to be applied to RTC Fee, upon acceptance as an RTC)
  • Retired: $95.00


Is there an alternative to paying with PayPal?
There is an option to pay without a PayPal account. Click the 'Don't have a PayPal account?' button and you should be able to pay with a credit card.

Alternately you can pay through an eTransfer to acctfinancial@gmail.com.

What are the benefits of joining ACCT?
As part of your membership in ACCT you will receive the following:

  • Professional Recognition –includes a Professional Designation, Registration Identification Number and Membership Certificate
  • Information, Resources & Online Connections –via the Members-only Forum, newsletter and continued website developments
  • Professional Standards of Practice and Ethical Guidelines –we encourage you to review the “ACCT Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice” and the “ACCT Rules”
  • Online Directory Listing –promote your private practice, skills and experience to potential clients and verify your professional expertise to professionals in the industry
  • Influence with Provincial Regulations –through association outreach to government, provincial regulatory bodies and professional groups, we invite you to become part of the voice in directing where the industry is heading