Thank you for considering ACA International membership for your business. Company membership is open to third-party debt collectors, outsourced first-party debt collectors, billing companies, asset buyers, judgment recovery, and litigation and collection or creditor defense law firms located in the 50 United States. Each company membership is limited to a single location.
- United States - Click the dropdown above to select your state.
- U.S. Possessions - See International division membership page.
- International - See International division membership page.
Why does your state/location matter?
ACA company membership is available by location. Each office wanting ACA member benefits must complete an application and pay dues.
For companies in the United States, membership is a combined package of national plus unit benefits provided by 36 state and regional collectors associations (units) affiliated with ACA. U.S. unit dues vary from state to state and are paid in addition to the current U.S. national dues. Multi-office discounts are available (see bullet point below).
Additional Applicant Information:
- You may pay by check or credit card. ACA accepts MasterCard, Visa or American Express.
- State/regional units are your local source for information, education, networking, legislative advocacy and more. ACA company membership in the U.S. consists of this combined (ACA+Unit) benefits package. It is not possible to join at only one level.
- The Members' Attorney Progam is now a benefit included with membership. If you are an attorney working at a member location, complete and return a MAP participation form so we can grant you access to our attorney-specific online community on The Hub.
- If your company has multiple locations in the United States under the same ownership, contact ACA Member Services and let us tell you about our multi-office discount program.
- The membership applications are in an Adobe Acrobat PDF file. To open a PDF file, you need Adobe Acrobat software on your computer. To download a free version, visit the Adobe website.
Membership Structure and Dues:
|Membership Level (# of people*)||Membership Fees||Plus IAP**|
(Different per Unit. Please click dropdown above and select your state. See page 6 of the membershp application for specific fees.)
*The current number of people as defined here are those who work at or are associated with the applicant at a particular office location. Size of Business must be greater than zero (0) and is to include all owners, officers and partners, where each person counts as one (1). In addition, it includes all managers, attorneys, collectors, paralegals, support and all other staff, where the hours of part-time people may be added together to determine a full-time equivalent (FTE) whole number. This FTE number added to the number of owners, officers, partners and full-time people equals your total count. Diversified entities (such as a law firm with consumer litigation defense and real estate practice areas) may exclude individuals working solely in areas unrelated to accounts receivable management. Other staff includes, but is not limited to, staff working off-site but reporting to the member location; i.e., outside sales personnel, virtual support, etc/
**The Industry Advancement Program assessment is paid by all members. The industry favorable laws and precedent setting court decisions ACA obtains through the IAP in the
US impact, in turn, global credit and collection trends and laws, and help protect the long term viability of the industry.
- Benefits of US Company Membership
- Collector™ Magazine
- Meeting a Higher Standard
- Selecting a Professional Collection Agency
- ACA's Online Member Directory
- Starting and Managing a Collection Agency
- Special resources for attorney members
Questions? Contact Member Services at email@example.com or call (800) 269-1607 and press zero.