Member Benefits for Affiliates (Vendors)

Increase your visibility with ACA International membership.

ACA International membership offers you highly targeted marketing opportunities and the latest industry and regulatory information to help you better serve your credit and collection customers. Become a member today and take advantage of exclusive services and opportunities not available to the public.

Drive revenue by participating at premier industry events. ACA’s three core events each include exhibit and sponsorship engagement opportunities to help you maximize your membership, launch new products, learn about your customers’ challenges and strengthen your business relationships. Reach approximately:

  • 250+ professionals at the Spring Forum & Expo
  • 1,000+ professionals at the Annual Convention & Expo
  • 300+ professionals at the Fall Forum & Expo
  • 7,500+ professionals via emails promoting exhibitors and sponsors

ACA has a track record of bringing quality leads year-after-year to its events – with more than 50 percent of attendees being presidents, CEOs and vice presidents of their companies. Become a member and receive significant savings on exhibit booths at each of these events.

Target your advertising and receive discounted prices. Tap your desired client base within the industry and increase your sales. Select the outlet that works best in your marketing mix to gain industry recognition, reach decision makers and benefit from discounted rates available only to members.

  • Collector magazine. More than 4,500 individuals and companies receive ACA’s flagship publication each month, and 1,500 individuals subscribe to the digital edition. Display advertising or sponsored content puts your message in the hands of decision makers—63 percent of readers take some action as a result of seeing a Collector ad.
  • ACA Daily® e-newsletter. Reach more than 10,000 subscribers with a graphic or sponsored content ad in this daily e-newsletter.
  • ACA Online. With 180,000 page views and 38,000 ad impressions per month, online advertising offers a dependable way to increase visibility.

Pinpoint new leads with ACA’s member mailing list. Only members may obtain an ACA International member mailing list. Available in a Microsoft Excel format, the list is easily sortable for any direct mailing or calling campaign. (Email addresses are not available.)

Be part of the conversation. In this era of relationship selling, you need opportunities to connect and build trust. The Hub, ACA’s online member community, provides members a forum for sharing information and discussing common challenges. Learn more at The Hub.

Sharpen your competitive edge. Collector magazine and the ACA Daily e-newsletter provide ACA members with the latest credit and collection industry news and information. Understand your customers with articles on industry operations and trends, as well as U.S. market regulations and legislation. U.S. members receive one monthly printed subscription to Collector magazine. Subscriptions to ACA Daily e-newsletter are available to all and members enjoy access to exclusive content and resources.

Obtain game-changing information with ACA’s online compliance resources. Understand changing legislation and regulations affecting your customers. Access ACA’s research compilations and convenient topical reference sources available to members 24/7 via the online compliance database.

Know your niche with market-specific member content. If you’re interested in assisting customers in a specific market, we offer news, education and other resources in areas such as third-party collections, asset buying, healthcare collections, and first-party collections.

Learn the latest with industry guides. ACA publishes indispensable compliance and business manuals in printed and electronic formats on subjects such as state collection laws and practices, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and other topics. Visit the ACA Products store to learn more.

Gain industry know-how. Experts provide training tailored to your learning style with online and in-person seminars, conferences, teleseminars, CD-ROMs and DVDs. Demonstrate to your clients you understand their business. ACA is your best resource for credit and collection training. Members enjoy reduced prices on registrations and training products.

Actively influence and follow the actions of government agencies. ACA International works tirelessly on ambitious legislative and regulatory initiatives to protect business interests at the state and federal level. With a Washington, D.C., office and full-time staff, ACA builds ongoing relationships with policy makers and regulators, and mobilizes members to be the authoritative voice of the credit and collection industry.

Garner goodwill when you display the ACA International member logo. Show your commitment to excellence and the continued vitality of the credit and collection industry and its premier association when using the ACA member logo on your promotional materials. Print your business' ACA Member Certificate via My ACA.

Increase your bottom line through Alliance ACA. ACA’s negotiated agreements with several companies offer members substantially discounted pricing currently including background screening; disaster recovery assistance; package shipping; and telecommunications, data and mobility programs.

Reap the benefits of continuous business improvement with ACA’s Blueprint Quality Management System. Blueprint shows you how to save money by streamlining processes and retain customers by resolving service and process related issues, all while increasing employee satisfaction. This certification is applicable to any business.

ACA Council of Delegates - Affiliate Division Representatives
Congratulations to the following Affiliate members elected in 2019 to one-year terms representing the Affiliate Division on the ACA Council of Delegates:

  • Neal Jagoda / VoApps DirectDrop Voicemail, Atlanta, GA
  • Michelle Jeffers / Applied Innovation, Inc., East Wenatchee, WA 

The Council of Delegates meets at the Annual Convention to elect the ACA Board of Directors and approve amendments to the Association's Bylaws. During the year, the group receives reports of the Association and provides feedback to the Board of Directors.

Opportunities at the state level
There are 36 state and regional collection associations (units) affiliated with ACA International. Company members in the U.S. have dual membership in their local unit and ACA. Units are independently incorporated organizations having their own bylaws and boards of directors. Each unit may also have exhibit and sponsorship opportunities available at their meetings. See the "Unit Meetings" column on our Events overview page to view upcoming state and regional events.

Download an affiliate member application today! Affiliate membership is for companies that supply products and services to the credit and collection industry.

Please note: If your business collects debt, see the Company membership page.

Questions? Contact Member Services via or call (800) 269-1607 and press zero.

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