Join ACI

Membership Criteria

The membership criteria fully outlines the educational requirements for Accreditation.

All members must renew their membership on an annual basis. The Membership year runs from 1 August to 31st July.

You can apply to join ACI under the following membership categories. You may apply online, or by submitting your application by email or post.

Associate Membership

Associate members of ACI benefit from communication and participation in some of the activities of the association.
Associate Form

Pre Accredited Membership

All members must be Pre Accredited for twelve months before applying for full Accreditation.
Pre Accreditation Form

Accredited Membership

Accreditation Form

Inactive Membership

Inactive membership can be offered to members who cease counselling for an agreed limited time, up to a maximum of two years.
It protects their accredited membership status while it also protects the public.
Inactive members of the Addiction Counsellors of Ireland cannot offer counselling to clients.
Inactive Membership Policy

Clinical Supervisor Membership

Applicants must be a fully accredited counsellor with ACI at QQI Level 8 for a minimum of 5 years prior to date of application and have successfully completed a core training course (as outlined in 5.1 of the Membership Criteria).
Clinical Supervisor Form

Forms to be completed by ACI Clinical Supervisors for Membership Applications

Please download and forward the form appropriate for your membership application to your clinical supervisor for them to complete.
Supervisor Report for Pre-Accredited Membership
Supervisor Report for Accredited Membership
Supervisor Report for Accredited Clinical Supervisor

Payment of Fees

Associate, Pre-Accredited, Accredited and Clinical Supervisor Membership must be paid online via the payment gateway on the website.

Membership Renewal

Renewals for Associated, Pre-Accredited, Accredited and Clinical Supervisor Memberships are paid by accessing your account at: The renewal date is August 1st for all memberships.

Reminder emails will be sent two and one weeks before renewals are due.