Changing Membership Type

If you change membership types during the course of your ACERA-covered employment—for example, moving from a general member position to a safety member position—contact us to ensure the date of this change is accurately processed.

When you retire, your benefit under both membership types will be calculated separately. The appropriate formula will be used for your general member service and the appropriate formula will be used for safety member service. Note that all service will count toward vesting and retirement eligibility. Your ACERA member entry date will not change if there is no break in your service.