Membership FAQs

How do I become a member?

Simply complete an application form. (The Membership Application form can be found in the Membership pull-down menu).

*Note: Those hired as school counsellors and school psychologists with the NLESD become
automatic members with automatic deduction. To withdraw membership you can choose to  ‘Opt Out’.
You are required to contact the NLCPA President directly to opt out.

What is the annual membership fee?

Category A                    (Full Membership – NLTA Members)                   $50.00
Category B                    (Associate Membership)                                           $50.00
Category C                    (Student or Retired Member)                                  $25.00
Category D                   (Lifelong Members Recipients)                                FREE

Do you have to be a counsellor or psychologist to become a member?

No, the NLCPA offers Associative Membership to those interested in the field of counselling
and psychology, and supports the objectives of the Association.

How do I pay my membership fees?

There are two ways to pay fees. The first, available only to Department of Education employees,
is through automatic payroll deduction.  This is a one-time deduction normally deducted each December.
The second way is to pay an annual fee via Paypal through the online application process.
In order to remain a member, this fee must be made by October 15th of each year.

How do I know if I am a member?

If you are a member, you should be receiving correspondence such as emails and newsletters, as this is how
the executive normally communicates with its members.  Check with the Membership coordinator via e-mail
if you would like to check your status or update your e-mail address.

What if I want to stop automatic payroll deduction?

To withdraw membership and its benefits please make email contact with the president before October 15th
indicating your request and reason for discontinuing membership.

When I retire, is my membership automatically cancelled?

Retirees continue to be valued members of our association and are encouraged to maintain their membership.
If you would like to discontinue your membership upon retirement, you should notify the President of NLCPA. As of 2016, the annual fee for a retired member is only $25. You can pay your membership fee via paypal. To remain a member please complete the membership application.

Any further questions please contact Amanda Dodd at