Membership: Sharing A Vision
Thank you for your interest in joining a network of over 1,000 of your peers who are dedicated partners in our cause of Connecting Counselors and Supporting Students. As the only organization of its kind in the state of Georgia, the Georgia School Counselor Association (GSCA) is dedicated to providing you with great experiences, a vibrant professional community and essential tools to support your success.
Please note that membership runs from July 1 - June 30 each year.
Professional membership is open to individuals who qualify in either of the following ways: (1) Hold a professional certificate from the Professional Standards Commission in the field of school counseling, or (2) Hold a master's degree or higher in counseling and are employed as either a school counselor, a supervisor of professional school counselors, or as a counselor educator in a graduate program that prepares professional school counselors.
Affiliate membership in the organization shall be available to interested individuals, not qualifying for professional or student membership, including: School Board Members, Principals, Superintendents and others who are not Professional School Counselors, but who have a vested interest in the profession.
Student members must be engaged in a planned program of counselor education designed to result in a degree in school counseling or in certification as a school counselor. No person shall be eligible to be a student member who has held that status for three (3) years. Student membership is available to full-time students for up to one year following graduation.
Retired membership shall be available to professional members who retire after at least five years of active service. Retired members have all the privileges of professional membership but shall pay the same reduced rates as student members.