Membership Overview

RCA Membership options are focused on creating a community of interest in improving management accounting and decision support information through the application of Resource Consumption Accounting principles and techniques. RCA membership is a step toward becoming an expert in creating the operational and financial information to allow managers to optimize enterprise operations. The RCA Institute’s goal is to build a community of members on the leading edge of management decision making and the systems that support it.
 

Customized membership packages are offered for:
  • Associate – Individuals interested in RCA.

  • Professional – Individuals trained and certified in RCA.

  • Adopter - Companies/Organizations considering adopting RCA for internal use.

  • Vendor - Consulting organizations that plan to offer RCA implementation services.

  • Software - Software companies providing software that supports RCA.

Please refer the sections below for more information on membership packages.
 

Membership in the professional and organizational categories include:

 

  •  The ability to advertise using RCA certification marks (if requirements are met and maintained).

  • Access to the RCA Institute referral network to ensure certified professionals are readily identifiable to organizations that are considering the adoption of RCA.
     

Click here to become an RCA Institute Associate member now.

For other categories of RCA Institute membership contact info@rcainstitute.org.

Associate

Basic Fee: FREE

This membership is for individuals who are interested in gaining or maintaining an awareness of RCA knowledge and practice.

 

Benefits:

  • Newsletter/Magazine

  • Notices of Research and Implementation Activity

  • Online Community - Discussion forums, Webinars

  • Online Library/Repository Access

  • Associate Member Rates for Training, Meetings, Conferences

Professional

Basic Fee: $500

This membership is for individuals who have achieved certification in RCA implementations and do not have a corporate membership. Member must comply with RCA Certified Designer and/or Implementer logo license agreement at all times.

 

Benefits:

  • Newsletter/Magazine

  • Notices of Research and Implementation Activity

  • Online Community - Discussion forums, Webinars

  • Online Library/Repository Access

  • Member Rates for Training, Meetings, Conferences

  • Access to Professional Member Discussion Forums and Webinars

  • Research Publications and Implementation Reviews/Lessons learned

  • Professional Member Rates on Training Packages to maintain Continuing Professional Education for RCA Certification

  • Referral service for RCA Implementation or support opportunities

  • Use of RCA Certified Designation and Logo

Adopter

RCA Adopter - Organizational/Corporate Membership: $2,500

 

This membership is for companies or organizations that have implemented and use RCA, but do not offer RCA implementation services outside of their organization.


Requirements:

  1. Organizational commitment to explore and implement RCA.

  2. After implementation, maintain one currently certified RCA Professional on staff.

  3. Organization must comply with RCA Certified Adopter logo license agreement at all times. 

 

Benefits: 

  • 2 Professional Members & 10 Associate members. 

  • Special Rates on Additional Professional and Associate Memberships:
       Professional: $300
       Associate: $100

  • Newsletter/Magazine & Notices of Research and Implementation Activity. 

  • Online Community - Discussion forums, Webinars. 

  • Online Library/Repository Access. 

  • Member Rates for Training, Meetings, Conferences. 

  • Access to Professional Member Discussion Forums and Webinars. 

  • Research Publications and Implementation Reviews/Lessons learned. 

  • Special Rates on RCA Institute Training Courses at company site for employees: $6,000/day, max 25 attendees.

  • Adopter Member Rates on Bi-annual Evaluation of the Organization's Effectiveness in using RCA.

  • 3 Day Onsite Assessment $7,500

  • Right to advertise the organization as RCA Certified Adopter after a successful RCA Institute Implementation Assurance Review and a successful Bi-annual evaluation by an RCA Institute recognized evaluator.

Vendor

RCA Service Vendor - Organizational/Corporate Membership: $10,000

This membership is for companies or organizations that offer RCA Implementation services.

Requirements:

  1. All implementations are led by a RCA Institute certified RCA Professional with an active certification.

  2. Certifications lead by a newly certified RCA Professional must be reviewed by the RCA Institute.

  3. RCA Professionals in the organization will progress toward RCA Master certification in a reasonable period of time.

  4. After 3 years of offering RCA services, the Organization must have a RCA Master Professional on staff.

  5. Organization must comply with RCA Certified logo license agreement/s at all times.

 

Benefits: 

  • 10 Professional Members & 10 Associate members. 

  • Special Rates on Additional Professional and Associate Memberships: Professional - $250

  • Newsletter/Magazine & Notices of Research and Implementation Activity. 

  • Online Community - Discussion forums, Webinars. 

  • Online Library/Repository Access. 

  • Member Rates for Training, Meetings, Conferences. 

  • Access to Professional Member Discussion Forums and Webinars. 

  • Research Publications and Implementation Reviews/Lessons learned. 

  • Professional Member Rates on Training Packages to maintain Continuing Professional Education for RCA Certification on site at the company$6,000/day, max 25 attendees.

  • Referral service for RCA Implementation or support opportunities. 

  • Right to advertise as RCA Certified service provider. 

  • RCA Implementation Assessment/Assurance Review (This fee applies only to a specific implementation and may be paid by firm being assessed or the firm's client desiring an independent assessment.)Assessment $10,000

Software

RCA Software Vendor - Organizational/Corporate Membership: $7,500

 

This membership is for companies offering software that supports RCA Implementations.

 

Requirement:

  1. The software needs to be evaluated and approved by the RCA Institute.

  2. The company must have at least one currently Certified RCA Professional on staff.

  3. Software implementations must have a certified RCA Professional substantially (more than half their time) engaged in the implementation.

  4. Company to make its software available to the RCA Institute at no charge.

  5. Company must be responsive to RCA Institute input on the impact of software changes after initial evaluation.

  6. Organization must comply with RCA Certified Software license agreement/s at all times.

 

Benefits: 

  • 5 Professional Members & 10 Associate members. 

  • Discounts on Associate and Professional Memberships for Employees: $300

  • Newsletter/Magazine & Notices of Research and Implementation Activity. 

  • Online Community - Discussion forums, Webinars. 

  • Online Library/Repository Access. 

  • Member Rates for Training, Meetings, Conferences. 

  • Access to Professional Member Discussion Forums and Webinars. 

  • Research Publications and Implementation Reviews/Lessons learned. 

  • Right to advertise as "RCA Certified Software" if licensing requirements are met. 

  • Referrals and Marketing opportunities 

  • Initial Evaluation of software by the RCA Institute.(One time non-refundable fee, approval is not guaranteed, the process may result in a conditional evaluation which would not permit use of the RCA Certified Software logo.)$5,000

  • Member Rates on Training Packages to maintain Continuing Professional Education for RCA Certification on site at the company$6000/day, max 25 attendees.

 
 
 
 
 
 
About Us

The Management Accounting profession currently lacks the ability to provide managers with relevant and comprehensive information for their decision-making roles. Numerous approaches and techniques serving different objectives, and subject to individual interpretations, lead to inconsistent and unreliable decision support information. Moreover, these approaches are based on contrasting principles and result in conflicting responses to managers’ questions.

The RCA Institute seeks to change that by raising the standard of management accounting knowledge and encouraging sound techniques and practices.

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