Membership Classifications

Types of Membership

Provisional Membership

Person of good character who accepts and agrees to abide by the NZCCA Rules of the Association, NZCCA Code of Ethics and Practice and 'Who We Are' Statement.

From 31 December 2018 applicants for Provisional Membership will have successfully completed, or be in their final year of, a suitable NZQA Level 7 equivalent (degree) programme. They will also have completed two hundred (200) supervised counselling practice hours and have fulfilled any additional criteria as specified by the Executive or Membership Committee.

 Provisional Members:

  • Status may only apply for three (3) years.
  • Can only identify themselves as MNZCCA (Provisional).
  • Possess full voting rights.
  • Who are students are requested to present evidence of the completion of their qualification to the NZCCA office when they have received their certificate.

 Link to Provisional Application Form

 

 Full Membership

Person of good character who accepts and agrees to abide by the NZCCA Rules of the Association, NZCCA Code of Ethics and Practice and 'Who We Are' Statement.

From 31 December 2018 applicants for Full Membership will have successfully completed a suitable NZQA Level 7 equivalent (degree) programme. They will have also completed four hundred (400) supervised counselling practice hours of which at least two hundred (200) are post-graduate, and will fulfil any additional criteria as specified by the Executive or Membership Committee.

Full members possess full voting rights.

 Link to Full Membership Application Form

 

Upgrade from NZCCA Provisional Membership to Full Membership

This application is for NZCCA Provisional Members who are upgrading to Full Membership.  

 Link to Upgrade from NZCCA Provisional to Full Membership Application Form

  

Retiree Membership

Retiree Membership is for NZCCA Full Members who are over the age of 65 years and seeing an average of 3 clients or fewer per week.

For this membership category, professional development requirements are reduced to a minimum of 20 hours (including at least one workshop).

Supervision requirements for this membership category are the same as for full membership (at least monthly).

Members accepted under this category will have their annual fees reduced to 25% of the membership fee.

Retiree Members possess full voting rights.

 Link to Retiree Application Form

 

 Academic Membership

Academic Membership is for existing Full Members of NZCCA, or another approved clinical professional association,  who are not currently in clinical practice, but are academics engaged in the education of counsellors. 

Academic Membership will be considered on a case by case basis and broader parameters for supervision may be negotiated.

All Academic Members will be required to comply with the annual review process.

Academic members will be entitled to use the letters MNZCCA (Academic).

 Link to Academic Application Form

 

 On Hold

A member who ceases supervised practice in New Zealand for a period of up to three years may place their membership on hold by notifying the Association in writing prior to commencement, thereby maintaining their relationship with the Association.

If membership is put on hold for a period of longer than six months the membership fees are reduced to 50%.

The member may return to full membership of the Association by completing a Membership Reinstatement Form (Off-Hold Form) in conjunction with their supervisor. Members who are on hold for periods in excess of one year will need to complete an On-Hold Membership Review on an annual basis.

Memberships may not be placed on hold for longer than three years. At the end of this maximum period, membership, if not reinstated, will be terminated.

Link to On Hold Application Form

 

 Off Hold

Members who are On Hold may return to membership of the Association by completing a Membership Reinstatement Form (Off Hold Application Form) in conjunction with their supervisor (see below). 

Link to Off Hold Application

 

Types of Non-Membership

Student Associate

Person of good character who is currently enrolled in an NZQA approved or university based counselling training programme in New Zealand.

Student Associates are encouraged to be familiar with but are not required to sign the NZCCA Rules of the Association, NZCCA Code of Ethics and Practice and 'Who We Are' Statement.

Student Associates are not members and may not identify themselves as members. Student Associates may only identify themselves as Student Associates of NZCCA.

Student Associates do not have voting rights.

Being accepted as a Student Associate, or remaining on the Register of Student Associates shall be at the discretion of the Executive.

 Link to Student Associate Application Form

  

Affiliate

Person of good character who is a counsellor or who is interested in counselling but does not meet the criteria for any level of membership.

Those counselling are strongly encouraged to be under regular and ongoing professional supervision. Affiliates are encouraged to be familiar with but are not required to sign the NZCCA Rules of the Association, NZCCA Code of Ethics and Practice and 'Who We Are' Statement.

Affiliates are not members and may not identify themselves as members.

Affiliates do not have voting rights.

Being accepted as an Affiliate, or remaining on the Register of Affiliates shall be at the discretion of the Executive Committee.

 Link to Affiliate Application Form