Membership Categories & Criteria

Fellow Member

  • Fellow membership shall be conferred through nomination and approval at Annual General Meeting.
  • Fellow membership shall be jointly nominated by at least three Fellow, Master Clinical or Clinical members and proposed as an agenda item at Annual General Meeting.
  • A Fellow member shall have fulfilled all the following requirements:
    1. Be a member in good standing
    2. Holds the Master Clinical Membership for a minimum of 10 years.
    3. Has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of counselling knowledge or practice either by research, teaching, publications or clinical work (Published journal papers, chapters, books, conference presentations, established clinical practice, teaching awards etc).
    4. Has performed distinctive service to the Association (Executive committee, Subcommittees, Organising committees, Standing committees etc).
  • Fellow members shall be entitled to use the post nominal letters: FSAC

Master Clinical Member

  • The Master Clinical membership is granted through application to and approval by the Executive Committee.
  • Application for Master Clinical membership is via the online portal and  supported by at least three Fellow, Master Clinical or Clinical members.
  • Application for Master Clinical membership is to be accompanied by documentary proof of training and supervision hours conducted by applicant.
  • A Master Clinical member shall have fulfilled all the following requirements:
    1. Be a member in good standing
    2. Holds the Clinical Membership for a minimum of 5 years.
    3. Holds the registration on the SAC Register of Counsellors for a minimum of 4 years.
    4. Has conducted 100 hours of training / supervision in counselling.
  •  Master Clinical members shall be entitled to use the post nominal letters: MMSAC

Clinical Member

  • The Clinical membership is granted through online application and approval by the Executive Committee.
  • Application for Clinical membership is via the online portal and supported by two character referees or at least two Fellow, Master Clinical or Clinical members.
  • A Clinical member shall fulfilled all the following requirements:
    1. completed an SAC recognised course in counselling or its equivalent.
    2. achieved 600 hours of face-to-face counseling and completed 60 hours of Clinical Supervision
  •      Clinical members shall be entitled to use the post nominal letters: CMSAC

Provisional Clinical Member

  • The Provisional Clinical membership is granted through application to and approval by the Executive Committee.
  • Application for Provisional Clinical membership is via online portal and supported by two characters referees or at least two Fellow, Master Clinical or Clinical members.
  • Application is to be accompanied by a declaration of intent in working towards registration on the SAC Register of Counsellors on the online portal.
  • A Provisional Clinical member shall have fulfilled all the following requirements:
    1. Be a member in good standing.
    2. Has completed an SAC recognised course in counselling or its equivalent.
    3. Is working towards registration on the SAC Register of Counsellors.

Allied Member

  • The Allied membership is granted through application to and approval by the Executive Committee.
  • Application for Allied membership is via online portal and supported by two character referees or at least two Fellow, Master Clinical, Clinical or Allied members.
  • An Allied member shall have fulfilled all the following requirements:
    1. Holds an undergraduate / postgraduate degree in Counselling, Human Services, Psychology, Social Work or its equivalent.
    2. Is working in a counselling-related position.

Associate Member

  • Associate membership is open to any persons with a keen interest in counselling and holds qualifications at the tertiary level.
  • The Associate membership is granted through online application to and approval by the Executive Committee.
  • Application for Associate membership is via online portal and supported by two character referees or at least one Fellow, Master Clinical, Clinical or Allied member.
  • Overseas and international practitioners may now apply to in this category of membership

Student Member

  • The student membership is granted through application to and approval by the Executive Committee.
  • Application for student membership is via online portal and supported by two character referees or at least one Fellow, Master Clinical, Clinical or Allied member.
  • Student members shall be undertaking a SAC recognised course in counselling at the time of application.
  • Application is to be accompanied by a confirmation of studentship in writing from the educational institution in which he is enrolled.