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Membership Standards and Application

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Member Standards and Application


Materials for making application for new individual membership or change of category include the following:

  • Application Form
  • AAPC Code of Ethics
  • It is important that you read the entire application and accompanying materials before beginning completion of the application form. Carefully follow the instructions contained in the application form.
  • If you have questions, concerning the completion of the application and/or required documentation, contact your Regional Office.
  • Mail one copy of the completed application, along with the appropriate Processing Fee, to the AAPC PO Box 3030, Oakton, VA 22124
  • Make an additional copy of the application for your records.
  • Membership applications will be reviewed upon receipt in the Association Office provided they are complete. Applications incomplete after six months will be closed.
  • Applicants will be notified as soon as a decision has been reached on the application.


  • Processing fees are listed on the application.   NOTE: Processing fees are not refundable. Include only the processing fee with your application.  You will be sent an invoice for annual dues once the application is processed.  Annual Dues vary by region.



Send all application materials to:

American Association of Pastoral Counselors
PO Box 3030
Oakton, VA 22124

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