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Personal value. Community support. Professional growth.
Join APA’s community of psychologists and keep up with advancements inside and outside of your field, keep your skills up to date, connect with other psychologists and advance your career.

All APA memberships include: one year subscriptions to American Psychologist and Monitor on Psychology; the ability to join one of APA’s 54 topical divisions; unlimited access to members-only career and professional development information; deep discounts on the APA Annual Convention and APA’s full catalogue of CE programs; and much more.

Plus, you’ll feel good knowing your participation and dues support a variety of activities and programs that help move society, and psychology, forward. From advancing psychology education, training and research, to critical work on health disparities, your membership helps APA use psychology to make a difference.

Types of Membership

Member

Join APA as a full member for the special introductory rate of $99 for the first year. Practitioners can also upgrade their membership to include the APA Practice Organization for an additional $25 for the first year. Canadian Psychological Association members are eligible for a discount.

Requirements: Doctoral degree in psychology or a related field from a regionally accredited institution.

Associate

Dues are $100 for the first year. Practitioners can also upgrade their membership to include the APA Practice Organization for an additional $25 for the first year. Canadian Psychological Association members are eligible for a discount.

Requirements: Master's degree or two years of graduate study in psychology or a related field at a regionally accredited institution.

International Affiliate

Psychologists who live outside of the United States and Canada can become an international affiliate. Dues are $50 annually.

Requirements: Must be a member of the psychological association of the country in which they reside or present evidence of appropriate qualifications.

Graduate Student Affiliate

Graduate students taking courses in psychology are able to take advantage of all APA member benefits at the low rate of $67. Graduate student dues include membership in the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS), a dynamic student-run organization devoted to helping members prepare for their career.

Undergraduate Student Affiliate

Undergraduate students taking courses in psychology are able to take advantage of all APA member benefits for just $35 per year. For an additional $32 undergrads also are eligible to join the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS), a dynamic student-run organization that helps members prepare for their careers.

High School Student Affiliate

Open to any high school student, the High School Affiliate membership is a great entry point into the world of psychology. Dues are just $35 annually. High school affiliates can join the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS), a dynamic student-run organization that helps members prepare for a career in psychology.

Community College Teacher Affiliate

Open to any psychology teacher at a two-year institution, Community College Teacher Affiliate membership provides value to educators who are helping bring forward the next generation of psychologists and related professionals.

Dues are just $50 annually and include membership in Psychology Teachers at Community College (PT@CC).

High School Teacher Affiliate

Open to any psychology teacher at a secondary school otherwise not eligible for APA membership.

Dues are $50 annually and include membership in Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools (TOPSS). TOPSS develops materials and resources for teaching high school psychology, provides networking opportunities and provides a national voice for members.

Life status

Any member who has reached the age of 65 and has belonged to APA for 25 years may choose to begin the dues-reduction process. This process will culminate in dues exemption and Life Status at 29 years of membership. Any member, who, regardless of age or length of membership, has been adjudged totally and permanently disabled may choose to become exempt from dues.

Eligible members need to contact APA Member Services to begin this process.

Life Status members will have the option of paying a subscription recovery fee if they choose to receive American Psychologist and the APA Monitor on Psychology.

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