Membership Information and Categories

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Individual Memberships

Professional I ($35 annually)

Professional II ($75 annually)

Executive Gold ($100 annually)

Associate Level Membership ($25 annually)

Facility/Institutional/Company Memberships

Organizational Level ($300.00 annually)

Supporting Patron ($350.00 annually) 

Membership Benefits 

Corrections Today Magazine – ACA’s magazine that covers a wide range of correctional topics. 

On the Line Newsletter – ACA’s internally written and produced newsletter that covers current issues facing today’s corrections professionals and includes Association related news.

Member rates for SCCA/ACA conferences

Voting privileges in SCCA/ACA

Access to the following services (sometimes at a discount) – Publications, Professional Development, Advertising, Standards & Accreditation, ACA Government Affairs, Discount on products such as rental cars and flowers, College discounts, ACA Group Savings Programs. 

Dual Membership Option with SC Law Enforcement Officers’ Association (SCLEOA) 

Payroll deduction is available if you want to join the South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Association and the South Carolina Correctional Association.  These two different associations are beneficial to those in the corrections profession. The SCLEOA is a registered lobbyist and constantly fights for law enforcement officers.  Membership to SCLEOA allows for periodic discounts to sponsored businesses.

Membership to SCCA is $35 and $30 to SCLEOA.  Your $3 a pay period covers both. The additional $7 you pay each year with payroll deduction is the handling charge we must pay State Treasurer to have the dues taken out of your payroll check.

SCLEOA Members are eligible to vote, serve on committees, receive an SCLEOA decal sticker, attend and/or participate in association events and activities (provided any requirements for that activity are met), receive line of duty death benefits, receive legal representation upon approval of the Legal Representation Committee, receive special membership discounts and receive such other privileges and benefits as authorized by the Board of Directors. (In the case of Reserve Officers, Constables, or DNR Deputy Law Enforcement Officers killed in the line of duty shall receive in-line-of-duty death benefits.) (In the case of Reserve Officers and Constables, these individuals may receive any legal representation offered by the association if he or she is current with certification and training and is assigned to a department by written request of the Chief or Sheriff and who are under direct supervision of a full-time certified officer.)

(a) Certified law enforcement personnel employed full time by agencies of the State of South Carolina, its political subdivisions, or by duly constituted law enforcement components of the United States Federal Government.
(b) Certified correctional personnel employed full-time by agencies of the State of South Carolina, its political subdivisions, or by the United States Federal Government. 
(c) Full time criminal justice practitioners not otherwise eligible for active membership who are recommended by the President and approved by the Board of Directors.
(d) Part time and/or volunteer criminal justice practitioners not otherwise eligible for active membership who are recommended by the President and approved by the Board of Directors.