Affiliate membership is open to companies who supply products or services to the credit and collection industry. (If your business collects debt, or is a law firm or billing company, you must join as a company member.)
To join ACA International as an affiliated vendor member, complete an application and return it to us with your payment. The application requires naming three references of customers you currently serve; credit or collection company clients are preferred.
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.
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.
ACA International’s Annual Convention & Expo
- 700–1,100 attendees & exhibitors
ACA International’s IGNITE
- 200–250 attendees & exhibitors
ACA International’s Fall Forum & Expo
- 300–350 attendees & exhibitors
ACA International’s Washington Insights Fly-In
- 100–150 attendees & exhibitors
ACA International’s Committee of 100
- 90–100 attendees
ACA has a track record of bringing quality leads year-after-year to its events with more than 50% of attendees being presidents, CEOs and vice presidents of their companies. Become a member and receive significant savings on exhibit booths at ACA’s events.
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. This is ACA’s bimonthly online magazine, the only one in our industry right now. Each digital issue gets 16,000+ page views, and all members receive one printed issue each year (July/August issue). Display advertising or sponsored content puts your message in the hands of decision makers—46% of readers visit an advertiser’s website after reading Collector magazine. All Affiliate member companies appear in our annual Resource Guide, which runs in the July/August issue.
- ACA Daily® e-newsletter. Reach more than 7,000 subscribers with a graphic or sponsored content ad in this daily e-newsletter.
- ACA Online. With 251,301 average monthly page views and 65,000 ad impressions per month, online advertising offers a dependable way to increase visibility.
- ACA Mobile App. ACA’s new mobile app connects you to hundreds of credit and collection professionals via a range of advertising options.
- Sponsorship opportunities for the ACA Huddle, Hot Topic webinars and more are also available. View ACA’s media kit to read the full range of opportunities and talk to our ad rep
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 printed issue to the bimonthly Collector magazine each year, and the digital issues are free to both members and nonmembers. 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 ACA SearchPoint.
Understand 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 and conferences. 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.
Increase your bottom line through Alliance ACA. ACA’s negotiated agreements with several companies offer members substantially discounted pricing.
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. 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. Affiliate Division representatives are elected each year.
Opportunities at the state level. There are dozens of 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. Our Events overview page to view upcoming state and regional events.
Opportunities to Engage with ACA Members
Exhibit and Sponsor at ACA’s Main Events
Through exhibits, sponsorships, and advertising, you can show ACA members what services you offer to help them succeed. Reach out to us today to customize a package for your company.
Membership Dues & Fees
|Affiliate Member Dues||Plus: Industry Advancement Fund Assessment**||Total|
**The Industry Advancement Fund assessment is paid by all members. The industry-favorable laws and precedent-setting court decisions ACA obtains through the IAF in the U.S. impact, in turn, global credit and collection trends and laws, and help protect the long-term viability of the industry.