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Student Member Standards And Application


  • The materials for making application for the Student Member category include the following: 
  • Carefully follow the instructions contained in the application form. If you have questions, concerning the completion of the application and/or required documentation, contact the Association Office.
  • Mail ONE collated, unstapled copy of the completed application, INCLUDING ALL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION, along with the appropriate Processing Fee, to the Association Office. Make an additional copy of the application for your records. Faxed applications will not be accepted. NOTE: The Association Office assumes no responsibility for collecting or copying application materials.
  • Complete membership applications and supporting documentation will be reviewed upon receipt in the Association Office. Applicants will be notified if documentation is missing. Applications incomplete after six months will be closed.
  • Applicants will be notified as soon as a decision has been reached on the application.
The  one-time fee for Student Member is $50 and must accompany the application.  
NOTE: Student Fees are not refundable. There are no annual dues assessed to student members.


Send all application materials to:

American Association of Pastoral Counselors
9504A Lee Highway
Fairfax, VA 22031-2303
The Student Member is a general membership category for students enrolled in an AAPC approved training program, a seminary or an academic program - undergraduate or graduate. Applicants should have an inquiry level of interest in the field of pastoral counseling.
Student Member is a temporary status. It is valid only while enrolled in a degree program and for 1 year past graduation.
As a Student Member, you will:
  • Pay a one time fee of $50.00 but no regional dues.
  • Have online access to Currents and Journeys.
  • Be welcome to attend Association and Regional meetings without the privilege to vote or to hold office.
  • Be eligible to apply for need-based conference scholarships.
  • Be eligible for discounted rates on your professional liability insurance.


To qualify as a Student Member, an applicant must be currently enrolled in an AAPC training program, a seminary or degree program.
  •  Submit current evidence of student status.
Association office staff in Fairfax, Virginia, will process, review, and approve applications for Student Member usingconsultation with the Regional Certification Chair as necessary. 


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