Open to All
Membership in AAPC is open to all who support AAPC's mission to bring healing, hope, and wholeness to individuals, families, and communities. The primary benefit of membership is to be a formal participant in the dialogue on the integration of spirituality and one's professional practice.
AAPC offers four membership categories:
A Note for Members Who Joined Prior to 2017
In the years before state, provincial and other governmental licensure and certification requirements, AAPC provided the standards and credentials for many in the field of pastoral counseling. While AAPC has discontinued the certifications, AAPC members worked hard to distinguish themselves by pursuing:
While AAPC’s simplified membership and thus its current streamlined dues structure are no longer tied to these achievements, we invite all AAPC members who have worked hard to earn them, to continue to use them as a point of distinction and commitment to the profession.
A Note for Southeast Region Members
The Southeast Region offers additional membership categories for Diplomate and Fellow at higher dues rates for renewing members. These options will be offered to members of the Region as they go through the membership renewal process.