The easiest way to become a member of NCDA (or renew membership) is using our online Application Form below. Once you have read all about being a member (e.g., benefits and membership categories) you can quickly complete the form.

Membership Fee:

  • $95 for Regular Membership
  • $40 for New Professional or First Timer (must be in the first year of employment after graduation or joining for the first time)
  • $40 for Student (must be enrolled in a undergraduate or graduate program)
  • $60 for NCDA Retired (must have held regular or professional membership for a minimum of 10 years before becoming eligible and retired from the field)

NCDA New Membership Form

NCDA Membership Renewal Form

NCDA W-9 Form

Click here for the print version of the Membership Application Form.

Please allow three days for processing the forms. New member welcome emails are sent within 10 working days and include a receipt for your payment (credit cards accepted, as well as personal checks). If you have any questions, email Natalie Scrimsher, Membership Director, at

Organizational Membership NEW!

NCDA offers an Organizational Membership option for groups of members from an institution, company, career center, or other entity wishing for consolidated billing. Organizational membership will have tiered pricing based on the number of members joining and will receive the same membership benefits as the other NCDA members.

Click here for the print version of the new Organizational Membership form. (Due to membership processes, only a print version is available for this organizational application).

View of list of Organizational members here.

We hope you enjoy your NCDA membership!

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