MeCA includes three different memberships:


Member - $40.00

To be eligible, an individual's primary responsibilities must be in the area of counseling and his/her preparation or position is such to qualify him/her for membership in one of the Divisions of the American Counseling Association.

Student Member - Dues Waived

Students Members shall be, at the time of application, students who are currently matriculated in a graduate program of study leading to an advanced degree in the field of counseling.

Emeritus Member - Dues Waived

Upon retirement from participation in the professional activity that enabled regular membership in the Association, any member who has been in good standing in the Association for 5 years shall be transferred to emeritus status with the full rights and privileges of membership status, and shall thereupon be exempt from further dues and special assessments. Emeritus members are encouraged to notify the Membership Chair of address changes.



All members admitted are required to:

  • subscribe to the purposes of MeCA,
  • reside or work in the state of Maine,
  • maintain ethical standards of professional conduct and
  • be approved by the Executive Board by recommendation of the Membership Chair. In exceptional cases, the status of member associate may be granted by a two-thirds majority vote of the Executive Board to persons not possessing the above qualifications but seeming significantly qualified in other respects.


For questions on becoming a MeCA member, contact Andrea Hallett, MeCA Membership Chair, School Counselor, Caribou Middle School, ahallett@rsu39.org.

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