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APCDA welcomes all people working in the field of career development or career planning anywhere in the world. Please join us and help us advance this important service to society. Our goal is to share ideas and techniques among countries/regions and among cultures. Whatever your background or special areas of concern, we are happy to have you join us.

Click on Member Benefits for more details.

There are five types of members.  Membership dues for the first four types are based on the country where you live:

  • Student/Retired Member: A person studying in a full-time career development or related program or retired from work in the sector but still interested in retaining membership
  • Regular Member: A person employed in the field of career development, for example as a counselor, teacher, advisor, coach, consultant, trainer, etc.
  • Organizational Member: A person representing an association, company, or institution that provides career planning services or represents career development professionals in one of the Asia Pacific countries/regions. Organizational Members will be entitled to a webpage that describes their services and activities and they will be able to control its contents. (Click here to see our Organizational Members.)
  • Lifetime Members: A lifetime membership costs as much as 10 years of regular membership.  Once you have paid, you never need to pay again.

Membership dues are listed in US Dollars and paid annually. For individual and organizational members, the cost of these memberships is based on your country/region of residence. Please choose a category based on where you live:

High Income Countries/Regions:

Other Countries/Regions:

Countries/Regions with a Gross National Income of $12,500 or above. Examples include: Australia, Canada, Hong Kong SAR of China, Japan, Korea, Macao SAR of China, New Zealand, Singapore, United States, and Taiwan.

  • $20 Student/Retired Member
  • $40 Regular Member
  • $150 Organizational Member
  • $400 Lifetime Member

Countries/Regions with a Gross National Income of less than $12,500.

  • $10 Student/Retired Member
  • $20 Regular Member
  • $75 Organizational Member
  • $200 Lifetime Member

Click here if you live in a High Income country/region.


Click here if you live in a country/region which is not high income.


If unsure, check the Asian Development Bank list.

Special Category 

Scholarship Sponsor: Consider donating toward our membership and conference scholarship fund, which will be used to pay the cost of membership or attendance at the conference for those who cannot afford the fees. Applications for scholarships will be accepted from those who feel that the membership fee or conference registration fee is a hardship.

Refund Policy: Membership fees are not refundable.

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