Application Procedure

1. Documentation

I. General membership:

  1. Fill in the universal application form downloadable from HKPCA official website http://www.hkpca.org.hk/membership/how-to-apply/
  2. Prepare photocopies of related graduation certificates and/or transcripts. All of the above support your academic qualifications and related work experiences and post master practicum work. If the institution granting the academic award is outside Hong Kong, kindly provide programme details, e.g. course descriptions and graduation requirements in hardcopy format.
  3. counselling related work employment letter proof from employer showing years of related work experience.

II.Professional membership (include Certified Counsellor “CCoun” and Approved Counselling Supervisor “ACounS”):

  1. Must have obtained the general membership status such as Fellow, Associate Fellow or Member as precondition. Must possess a local master’s degree in counseling or in a counseling-related field, with theory and practice components. Otherwise, applicant has to apply for general membership at the same time and follow the steps of general membership application. 
  2. Fill in the universal application form downloadable from HKPCA official website http://www.hkpca.org.hk/membership/how-to-apply/
  3. Prepare post master practicum supervision contract before supervision starts, full set of supervised contact hours and supervision hours summary tables (applicable to certified counsellor application only) signed / endorsed by HKPCA listed Approved Counselling Supervisor(s).

Note that “supervised practice” has three important aspects:

  1. “Practice” refers to the broad array of remedial, developmental, and preventive intervention performed by counsellors in multiple settings, with identifiable goals and a mechanism (e.g., qualified counselling supervisors) to monitor and evaluate the attainment of goals.
  2. “Supervised practice” refers to an arrangement where the “counsellor-in-training” is accountable to a person in a supervisory role.
  3. Supervision is used primarily as a process to facilitate the professional competence and development of the counselor.

Reminder notes: Applicants are strongly recommended to keep a full set copies at applicants hand for own record before you send all important documents to us.

2. Application Fees:

  1. For General Membership or membership upgrade, submit a crossed cheque of HK$100 as non-refundable application fee payable to “The Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association Limited
  2. For Certified Counsellor, submit a cheque of HK$500 for Professional Membership application in which HK$300 will be converted to first year certification fee if the application is approved. If he/she has not been a general member, please apply for general membership in the same time and pay for HKD 100 application fee.
  3. For Approved Counselling Supervisor, there is NO application fee charged provided that he/she is an active member of the association. Otherwise, applicant has to apply for general membership in the same time and pay for HKD 100 application fee.
  4. All crossed cheque is payable to “The Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association Limited” or “香港專業輔導協會有限公司”. Send all to HKPCA by postal mail (detail postal address refers http://www.hkpca.org.hk/about/contact/) attention to HKPCA executive secretariat.
  5. The membership fiscal year is from 1 January to 31 December. Membership approved on or after 1 July of a year requires only half of the annual membership fee. Non-refundable Application fee, however, remains HKD100 for whatever application time throughout the year.

Reminder: Please make sure the postage stamp value is sufficient to cover the postage service. HKPCA is not responsible for any mis-posted or time delay in postage due to above condition.

3. Application lead time

An application will be processed only after the application fee and full set supporting documents are fully received. The processing time of application is at least 10 weeks. The Association will notify you by email once the application is officially approved. Please note that all general and professional memberships are counted valid only after the current fiscal year membership fee are fully paid.


For enquiry, please contact our executive secretariat at: 852-23347172 or email at enquiry@hkpca.org.hk

Office Address: HKPCA, c/o Dept. of Applied Social Science, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, H.K.

Membership Fees (2017-18)
Fellow $450
Associate Fellow $400
Member $300
Associate Member
(
Junior Member)
$250
Student Member $100
Affiliate $150
Professional Membership Fees (2017-18)
Certified Counsellor $300
Approved Supervisor $0

# Certificate admin. fee:$50 per piece (optional)