NCS | Application Forms - Apply Now

Please complete the relevant application form below for the membership grade you wish to apply for. Once completed your application form will be emailed directly to the NCS. We aim to complete application assessments within 8 weeks and will acknowledge receipt of all paperwork. Please note the NCS cannot advise what membership level will be given prior to full assessment of your application

At the NCS' discretion, a DBS check may be requested from any member or applicant, the cost of which will be borne by the member or applicant.

Take a look at the criteria for membership here and provide as much detail as possible on the application form to assist with assessment.

Student Application Form

Accredited Registrant (MNCS Accred) Application Form

Accredited Professional Registrant (MNCS Prof Accred) Application Form

Senior Accredited Registrant (MNCS Snr Accred) Application Form

Equivalent Grade Application Form*

*Are you currently on another Counselling & Psychotherapy Accredited Register? You may be able to apply via our Equivalent Grade Application Form. For details of Equivalent Grades, please click here.

Not sure which grade to apply for? Click here to take our quiz to help you decide.

If you are looking to upgrade your current membership click here to download the relevant form.

Membership Fees

As of 1st January 2021 the standard fee for NCS membership is as follows:

Registrant membership fee - £125 annually

We also offer reduced fees for Student members - email or call us to find out more!

Reduced fee membership

We understand that some of our members may have financial difficulties, so we offer a reduced membership fee for members who are in receipt of a state benefit (see list below), in receipt of a state pension, or currently studying. We are unable to offer reduced membership fees on any basis such as age, location or gender. We are unable to back date membership reductions, and will discount membership fees at the point of next renewal, if not declared at application.

State benefits currently accepted:

  • Income Support
  • Job Seekers’ Allowance
  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • State Pension
  • Personal Independence Payments
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Carer’s Allowance
  • Universal Credit
  • Housing Benefit

Students can also apply for reduced membership fee.

If your benefit is not listed above please call to check if we will accept it.

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