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NCRA makes membership payments easy

Members will be familiar with Dec. 31 as the date dues need to be received by NCRA for the membership year ahead. Renewals open every year in September and include a grace period through February, during which time there are no member benefits but certifications are not terminated. After February, membership is terminated, and certifications can no longer be used or referenced as earned.

To spread out the volume of renewals, NCRA encourages early renewals in September and October each year. Approximately 16 percent of members renew during that time and many others answer the call to opt out of paper invoices, saving NCRA the cost of mailing invoices. Not only does this reduce expenses for the membership budget, but it also helps us do our part for the environment and reduces the amount of mail sent to members.

In addition to accepting checks and credit cards, NCRA also offers Automated Clearing House (ACH) online payment, another step towards improving systems and reducing Association expenses. Access is easy.

• Log into the member portal on and navigate to My Membership
• Renew your membership either by the existing credit/debit card method or by selecting “ACH Electronic Transfer” and entering the routing and account numbers for your checking or savings account and authorize the transfer
• Your membership will update automatically when funds transfer to NCRA

The benefits of ACH online payment:

  • Choice. Members can choose to pay from a checking account in addition to paying with a credit or debit card.
  • Ease of use. You can pay directly from your checking account as though paying by check, without the hassle of writing a check, buying a stamp, and mailing it.
  • Convenience. You can choose the day you want to make your payment based on your pay schedule.
  • Timeliness. With mail delays, mailed check payments can take weeks from date of mailing to posting to your membership account.

NCRA hopes this service will prove time-saving and easy for you to use. Should you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to