ACA International (ACA)
ACA International is an international trade organization of credit and a collection professional that provides a variety of accounts receivable management services to over one million credit grantors.
The leading source for credit and collection information for the past 62 years, ACA International has approximately 5,300 members, including third-party collection agencies, creditors, attorneys and vendor affiliates. ACA International members must comply with all federal and state laws and regulations governing the credit and collection industry. In addition, all members must agree to abide by ACA's strict code of ethics and professional responsibilities when conducting all business practices.
American Staffing Association (ASA)
Since it’s founding in 1966, the American Staffing Association has been promoting legal, ethical, and professional practices for the staffing industry. ASA members provide a wide range of employment-related services and solutions, including temporary and contract staffing, recruiting and permanent placement, outplacement and outsourcing, training, and human resource consulting. Member companies operate more than 15,000 offices across the nation and account for more than 85% of U.S. staffing industry sales.
California Association of Collectors
Founded in 1917, the California Association of Collectors (CAC) is the first organized association of collection professionals in the country and the founding unit of ACA International, the Association of Credit and Collection Professionals. As the largest state unit of credit and collection professionals CAC provides a platform for its members to unite and better the collection industry in California. CAC members include: third-party collection agencies, creditors, asset buyers, attorneys, and vendor associates. Through a collaborative effort, CAC is able to address issues that are specifically related to third party collectors in the state of California. CAC is strongly committed toward legislative advocacy, leadership development, education, public relations, legal support and current trends and hot topics.
Commercial Collection Agencies of America (CCA of A)
Commercial Collection Agencies of America (CCA of A) is the only collection agency certifying body in which ALL members are certified. Using a CCA of A member ensures that you receive the protection and advantages of a reputable collection agency with procedures that maintain your customer’s good will. Ongoing oversight ensures adherence to a rigorous Code of Ethics. Agency Executives attend annual meetings and complete continuing education courses.
Commercial Law League of America
The Commercial Law League of America ("CLLA") is a respected organization of attorneys and other experts in credit and finance actively engaged in the field of commercial law, bankruptcy and insolvency. Since 1895, The CLLA has been associated with the representation of creditor interests, while at the same time seeking fair, equitable and efficient administration of bankruptcy cases for all parties in interest.
CLLA core purpose is be the leader in providing legal, educational and professional services to the business and credit communities.
Credit Research Foundation (CRF)
CRF is an independent, member-run organization, consisting of a dynamic community of like-minded business professionals with a vested interest in improving and fostering the field of business credit --more specifically-- the practices and technologies of business credit. CRF is your industry advocate; the bridge in the customer financial relationship.
For over half a century, the Credit Research Foundation has emphasized the role of education and research activities to aid business credit, accounts receivable and customer financial managers. CRF is the foremost non-profit, member-supported, education, and research organization dedicated to the credit and financial management community.
International Association of Commercial Collectors (IACC)
International Association of Commercial Collectors (IACC) certified commercial collection agency must complete a rigorous application and undergo an extensive third party CPA evaluation. The evaluation includes confirmation of financial stability, proof of bonding, testing that all funds collected are held in a client trust account and are timely and accurately remitted to clients and that the agency is in complete compliance with operational standards and the IACC’s Code of Ethics.
National Association of Credit Management (NACM)
NACM® was founded in 1896 to promote good laws for sound credit, protect businesses against fraudulent debtors, improve the interchange of credit information, develop better credit practices and methods, and establish a code of ethics.
Education and research programs illustrate NACM's awareness of the complex needs of credit management today. Membership in a NACM-affiliated credit association includes membership in the National Association. Members of NACM® are credit and financial executives, primarily representing manufacturers, wholesalers, financial institutions, and varied service organizations.