- Free Training for You & Your Employees
- Free Technical & Legal Support
- Free Downloads You Can Really Use
- Connect with Customers, Contractors & Job Seekers
Video On Demand
Exclusive access to thousands of hours of online video featuring presentations from America’s top contractors and industry experts. Want to know how to help an employee improve his performance? Want to feature engaging technical presentations in your weekly technician meetings?
As an ACCA member, you can do it all with the push of a button. At no additional charge.
ACCA and our media partner, IE3, speak with dozens of contractors who are willing to share specific, real-world-tested techniques for improving your business operations. As a member, you can listen in to these conversations and learn how to apply best practices in your company, immediately. 24/7.
And yep, it’s free.
System Design Experts
When you or your team encounter problems in the field with a system design or install, you can scratch your head and take a guess, or send a message out on an industry listserve and hope somebody has the right answer. Or, if you’re an ACCA member, you can contact the people who actually wrote the system design standards and ask them for an answer that really is right.
It’s like hiring a full-time engineer, except it’s free.
Answers to Your Employment Questions
Contracting businesses are small businesses. But the government doesn’t care; it expects you to follow the same rules as huge corporations that employ lawyers by the truckload. Nothing will trip up your business more quickly (and cost quite so much money) as accidentally breaking an employment law.
Call your lawyer with a simple question, and he’ll send you a bill. Call ACCA with a simple question, and we’ll just answer it. (As long as you’re a member, of course.)
ACCA has a small team, but we are focused on only one thing: helping our members succeed, fast. So when you belong to ACCA you have access to our online Priority Member Service. It alerts us immediately that a member needs our help. So we drop everything and respond as quickly as possible.
Unlike shipping, our priority service doesn’t cost extra. It just comes standard.
The indoor environment industry is ever-changing. There are new developments in technology, and questions that arise about the application of ACCA standards in the field. That’s why ACCA publishes our Technical Bulletins, a series of downloadable white papers that answer these questions and explore new concepts in indoor comfort and energy efficiency.
They’re only available to ACCA members. All you have to is download them. It’s that easy.
Consumers have questions, and they want to trust their contractor to give them the right answers. So ACCA created ComforTools, customizable flyers that can be used to help educate homeowners and building managers on important issues. They come from ACCA — a trusted, non-profit third party — but they have your contact information.
Credibility. Free of charge.
Forms & Templates
ACCA members have 24/7 access to a library of business forms and templates — developed and shared by ACCA member contractors — to make your business more efficient, get a new idea, or improve a procedure. Customer letters, employee management, maintenance agreements, data sheets, proposals — why come up with them yourself?
Use what works. Oh, did we mention it’s free?
Connect with Customers
ACCA is the leading non-profit serving the indoor environment contracting community. We write the standards that go above and beyond the “standard” rule of thumb practices that result in shoddy systems. As a member of ACCA, you demonstrate to potential customers that you also care about quality and professionalism.
That’s why hundreds of thousands of homeowners and building managers visit our site to find contractors operating near them. (Try searching our locator yourself and see which competitors of yours are being found right now.) With new visual enhancements to our search tool, that number is only going to grow.
How do you get your company location to show up on our website? Simple: Join ACCA. Your listing is included.
Connect with Contractors
ACCA members are the leading professional contractors in the nation. When you join ACCA, you gain the ultimate competitive advantage … you get to talk to them!
Through our new exclusive Contractor Forum you will be able to ask questions and share ideas with thousands of the country’s most knowledgeable contractors. And it all happens online, at your desk or from your phone. Whenever it’s convenient for you. And it’s free.
ACCA is also the home of the unmatchable MIX Group program. MIX Groups bring together small groups of non-competing contractors to review each other’s operations and financial performance. Belonging to a MIX Group is like having an independent Board of Directors for your company.
They’re only for ACCA members, though.
Connect with Job Seekers
Take advantage of the fact that ACCA has one of the most-visited industry websites in the world, and post your job listings for free.
That’s right, members can post job openings through our Member Service Center which then appear on ACCA’s website for thirty days. It’s a very highly visible way to get the word out about your job openings.
And there’s no additional charge for this service. It’s included with your ACCA membership.
You Ask, We Answer
Who can join ACCA?
ACCA is a trade association, and as such our members are companies or organizations, not individuals. In addition, our membership is location-based — one membership per company location. When your company location joins ACCA, all employees at that location can take advantage of member benefits.
ACCA has special membership categories for Contractors, Manufacturers, Other Suppliers & Service Providers, Wholesalers/Distributors, Vocational Programs (Schools), and Utilities.
Contractor members must be properly licensed in accordance with the laws of the jurisdiction in which they operate. Failure to comply with licensing laws may result in termination of a contractor membership.
How much are your membership dues?
ACCA dues vary based on your company type, and, if you are a contractor, your location and company size. ACCA is a trade association and a federation; in certain areas, we have affiliated state and/or local chapters. ACCA contractor membership includes membership in those chapters, if there are any located in your jurisdiction, as well as the national organization. (Other company type memberships include national membership only.)
When you join online, you will be asked to create an ACCA account if you don’t already have one. Follow the steps to tell us certain things about your company (location, number of employees at your location, etc.) and you will see how much your dues are. There is certainly no obligation to join once you have created an account!
Can I join over the phone instead of online?
Absolutely! Call our Membership Services Department at 703-575-4477 during our regular office hours (Monday through Friday, 9-5 Eastern) and we will be happy to answer any questions you might have, and take your membership application over the phone.
Want us to call you? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know your name and phone number and we will call you at a time that is convenient for you.
Are my dues tax-deductible?
Yes! 80% of your ACCA dues are deductible as a regular business expense. Because of current federal lobbying laws, 20% of your dues are not deductible, as that portion is used to promote contracting interests in Washington, DC.
As always, check with your tax adviser about your individual situation.
How many of my employees can get access to ACCA membership benefits?
Each ACCA membership covers one location. All employees at each member location are entitled to access ACCA member benefits and services. It’s up to you how many of them actually do. Once you create your account and join ACCA, you will be able to login to our member portal and create individual accounts for as many employees as you wish to have ACCA access. Each account must have its own unique email address in our system in order to access ACCA services.
If you have more than one location and would like all of those locations to be enrolled in ACCA and accessible in our directories (such as our Contractor Locator), you can purchase additional memberships for as many locations as you would like.
Also, don’t forget to login and remove employee accounts if an employee is no longer affiliated with your company.
I’m a member. How do I renew?
Login to our online portal and follow the instructions to renew. Click the Join/Renew Membership link you should find at the bottom of your main account page. (Note, only individuals who have been designated their company’s primary and/or billing contacts can renew a membership.)
If you don’t remember your password, just click the “forgot password” on the portal page to reset it. If you have any difficulty or want to renew by phone, just call us at 703-575-4477.