If you have accumulated a minimum of 200 direct client contact hours with supervision and less than 1000 direct client contact hours please apply for our RTC designation.
If you have a minimum of 1000 direct client contact hours and have received a minimum of 50 hours of supervision and/or you have confirmation of senior or master level membership with another association, please apply for our MTC designation.
Prior to completing your Counsellor - Candidate application please ensure you meet the following criteria and that you have the following documents saved to your computer ready to upload with your application:
To help ACCT maintain the highest standard of membership, all applications go through a rigorous verification process. After initial review and verification applications are sent to a committee for further review and approval. This ensures that ACCT helps set the quality standards for our profession and that ACCT members meet or exceed the requirement for their designation.
Please allow up to 30 business days after the initial review for the processing of your membership application. Payment in full is required for us to review and process your application.
In fairness to other applicants, we are not able to expedite an application.
Please upload copies of your proof of liability insurance (or application) as well as supporting documents for your counselling or psychotherapy qualifications: diploma, certificate, degrees or transcription documents and references (instructions below). PLEASE BE SURE TO UPLOAD EVERY DOCUMENT THAT YOU WISH TO SEND TO ACCT. This is particularly important with references. Ask your referee to use the forms on this website. There is also a MISC Uploads Form for anything you forget! Thanks!
Please ensure that you have provided either a transcript that indicates a completed practicum or a letter of reference indicating the completion of 100 hours of clinical practice with supervision as an integral part of your education, practicum experience, and/or paid or unpaid work experience in a counselling related capacity.
Provide two references from people who you have known for at least 1 year. One of your referees should be a supervisor in a training/educational capacity OR from a qualified supervisor and confirms your Direct Client Contact and supervision hours. The other should be a mental health professional with at least 5 years’ experience in their profession. All reference letters must be signed and include the date and contact info for the referee.
Expulsion from another professional body or having been the subject of a disciplinary review by another professional body or having a criminal record is not necessarily a bar to membership in ACCT. The failure to disclose all such information, or making a false declaration, may result in refusal or termination of membership.
Applications containing such disclosures will be submitted to a panel for consideration under the normal procedures outlined in Rules of the Association. Health matters that could affect your suitability for counselling will also be submitted to this panel for consideration.
It is important that you complete this section in full.
If you have answered “Yes” to any of the above please provide a full and comprehensive statement, including details of the circumstances surrounding the disclosure, any mitigating factors and detail the steps you took to make any necessary changes in the box marked 'Additional Information'. Please address the experience fully and tell us what you have learned from your experiences.
Please list any unpardoned conviction and title it 'criminal conviction statement'. Some convictions are pardonable after a certain amount of time has elapsed.
All material information relating to your application must be disclosed under Additional Information (above). It is your responsibility to ensure that you declare all relevant information. If you are not sure whether something is relevant or material, please fill out the contact form and leave a phone number where someone can call you. Please ensure that your name and date of birth are exactly the same as on this application form.
We ask that all applicants please read, understand and adhere to the ACCT Code of Ethics, Standards of Practice and Philosophy and it is your responsibility as a member of ACCT to read the ACCT Rules. Please send us an email using the contact form with any questions you may have or leave a phone number and we will return your call.
I confirm that the information contained in and uploaded with this form is true, accurate and complete. I hereby authorize the officers of ACCT to make such inquiries, as they consider necessary to verify the information given. I understand that any false or misleading statement or falsification of accompanying documents may lead to disciplinary action being taken against me and may result in immediate termination of my registration. I understand that failure to disclose on the application or during the period of membership could lead to disciplinary action and termination of registration.
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