Member Benefits for International Organizations and Individuals Located Outside of the 50 United States
Learn how membership in ACA International can benefit your international business.
ACA International, the Association of Credit and Collection Professionals (ACA), contributes to the success and the positive reputation of the credit and collection industry through education, advocacy and services. Founded in 1939, ACA brings together thousands of members worldwide, including third-party collection agencies, asset buying companies, attorneys, creditors and vendor affiliates. ACA establishes a code of conduct, produces a wide variety of products, services and publications, and articulates the value of the credit and collection industry to businesses, policymakers and consumers.
Company Membership in ACA International
ACA International is the premier trade association for debt collection companies. Internationally there are about 200 organization and individual members representing more than 60 countries. ACA brings industry colleagues together for the opportunity to share information and learn about credit and collection operations and trends.
ACA members have access to many resources. In addition, members may purchase additional products and services at rates significantly less than those charged to the public. ACA’s publications and website are printed in English.
The annual dues are USD $400 an individual membership and USD $800 for international collection companies with up to 24 people (when located outside the 50 United States of America). Dues for larger companies are outlined in the international membership application. Below are popular benefits included in the member dues for debt collection companies, asset buyers, litigation and defense law firms in international locales.
- Use of the ACA International member logo
ACA members agree to abide by ACA International’s Code of Conduct, which sets you apart from other companies. Show your clients you are proud to be part of this association of professional, ethical members by displaying the ACA International member logo on your materials. Print your business' ACA Member Certificate at My ACA > Profile > certificates. (This benefit is available only to organization members and not individuals.
- Complimentary listing in ACA’s Online Membership Directory
The member directory is a critical point of connection for members and the public. It lists all ACA member companies, creditors, and affiliate vendors. Your company’s listing is complimentary and can include a direct link to your website. (Individual international member listings do not include website link.)
- Complimentary subscription to the digital edition of Collector™ magazine (in English)
Read and circulated by more than 4,500 individuals in the United States and around the world for over 75 years, Collector magazine features articles on current industry operations and trends, as well as U.S. market regulations and legislation, and global news. International members receive a monthly email linking to the complete issue in digital form on the Web. They also may purchase print copies or advertise at a discount.
- ACA’s online member community, The Hub
This email forum includes the “International Debt Collection” discussion group, which provides a place for members to post questions and exchange information on topics of common interest. (Advertising is not permitted.)
- ACA International’s Convention & Expo
As the premier industry event for 75 years, ACA’s Annual Convention brings together more than 1,000 individuals from around the world. Usually occurring in July, this must-attend event includes timely educational workshops, networking opportunities and an exhibit hall showcasing the latest technology and resources for the industry. Members attend at a discount.
- Gain industry know-how
Experts provide training tailored to your learning style with online and in-person seminars, conferences, 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.
- Continuous business improvement
Cut down on mistakes and improve your daily operations. ACA’s PPMS™ -- Professional Practices Management System® , first developed for the U.S. credit and collection industry, is applicable to any collection business. PPMS helps you develop, implement and adhere to a set of industry-specific guidelines so you can stremline processes and manage your business more effectively.
- Representation on the ACA International Council of Delegates
International Division members elect peers to the ACA International Council of Delegates.
- Asset Buyers
This specialized section of ACA is for companies that buy and sell accounts receivable. Company members who are interested in asset buying/selling may participate in the Asset Buying discussion group on The Hub at no additional cost.
- Members’ Attorney Program
MAP is a special interest discussion group for defense and in-house attorneys, which helps them better represent ACA members' interests in the United States. To participate, attorneys must work for an ACA member company or hold a credit membership and certify they do not represent consumers against collection agencies, asset buyers or credit grantors. Licensed attorneys at member companies and firms may download a MAP participation form.
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