Membership in APA
Britney G. Brinkman, PhD
"Being a member of APA has enhanced my career through a network of professionals including colleagues, mentors and role models who I can turn to with questions or just to bounce off ideas."
Jack Y. Tsan, PhD
"As an early career psychologist, APA has provided me with tremendous opportunities and ways to learn about training, grants and professional development activities."
"Being a member of APA has helped my undergraduate career flourish through the opportunities to network and learn about the current issues and research going on in the field."
Trudy F. Loop
"Since 2004, I have attended numerous local and national workshops sponsored by TOPSS. My membership in APA and TOPSS has been such an important influence on my teaching in the classroom."
"Being a member of APA has helped my career. It has broadened my research interests and provided great opportunities to meet research collaborators."
Benefit of APA Membership
Corporate Partnership Program
The Trust offers a variety of programs to meet your insurance, financial security and tax favored retirement plan needs.
APA Member Testimonials
Win a Free Trip to Convention
APA members and affiliates can enter to win one of four free trips to the 2015 APA Annual Convention in Toronto, Ontario.
Early Career Psychologists
About 15,000 of our members are early-career psychologists, defined as those within seven years of receipt of their doctoral degrees. These members, along with students now in the doctoral pipeline, will determine the future of psychological science, professional practice, education and training.
APA Division Membership
APA’s 54 divisions are interest groups organized by members. APA members can apply to join one or more divisions, which have their own eligibility criteria and dues. Many members find that joining a division adds to their overall membership experience.
Fellow status is bestowed upon APA members who have made outstanding contributions to the field of psychology or evinced exceptional performance. Election to fellow status requires that a person's work has had a national impact beyond a local, state or regional level.
The APA Fellows Committee, charged with the review of nominations for APA fellows, seeks nominations for a new member. All nominations must be received by Feb. 9, 2015.