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Members Reinstatement Page!


Please review the following ECA Policy on Reinstatement of Membership:

  1. If a person has been out of membership less than two (2) years, we require an updated resume, any outstanding ministerial reports and payment of the proper fees.  Upon a positive evaluation of the resume and ministerial reports, as well as a successful ensuing phone interview, the request for reinstatement will be granted. 
  2. If a person has been out of membership at least two (2) years, but less than seven (7) years, he/she must complete the Reinstatement Application, submit required documents (per the Reinstatement Application), any outstanding ministerial reports and pay the proper fees.  Upon a positive evaluation of the application and ministerial reports, as well as a successful ensuing phone interview, the request for reinstatement will be granted.
  3. If a person has been out of membership seven (7) years or more, his/her file will be discarded and he/she must complete the standard new member application process when seeking reinstatement.  Any outstanding ministerial reports and/or unpaid balances must be paid before beginning the reinstatement process.  Once the application file is complete and approved, there will be a required face-to-face, Examination Interview, at one of our scheduled conferences.  If the interview is successful, reinstatement will be granted. 

Before proceeding with the reinstatement process, do the following:

  • Fill out and submit the Request for Reinstatement form below.
  • Pay the non-refundable $50 Reinstatement Application Fee.   There is an additional $3 charge for these payments to cover processing fees assessed per transaction by the banking institutions.
  • Note:  When making a payment online from the United States or Canada, select country first in the billing section.
  • If you have difficulty processing a payment electronically, call the ECA office for staff assistance at (815) 937-0720, Monday - Friday, 8:30AM to 4:30PM Central Standard Time.
  • Wait for a response from the ECA.

Request for Reinstatement Form

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