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IPA Membership Categories and Dues Levels

 

There are three classes of members:


Full Members                      Associates                           Student Affiliates

 

FULL MEMBER STATUS

Minimum status for Full Members is eligibility for Member status in APA. APA lists eligibility as follows:

You must have a doctoral degree in psychology or a related field from

  • A regionally accredited institution,
  • A school that received such accreditation within 5 years of the doctoral degree,
  • Or a school of similar standing outside of the United States

Your degree needs to be based, in part, upon a psychological dissertation or other evidence of proficiency in psychological scholarship. If your degree is from an institution outside of the United States, you’ll need to show U.S. equivalency.

Candidates for Full Member status shall be engaged in study or professional work that is primarily psychological in nature. 

Applicants who are currently licensed in Iowa or are current APA members qualify for automatic acceptance to IPA upon application, if the applicant has no pending ethical or licensure cases.

 

Full Member with Advocacy                                           

            First Year of membership               $200

            Second Year + of membership       $350

 

Early Career Psychologist                                     

Applicant must meet criteria for Full Member and be within three years of receiving his or her doctorate.

First Year of membership               Free

Second Year of membership          $150

Third Year of membership              $250

Fourth Year + of membership         $350

 

Academic                                                                             Fee: $150

Applicant who meets criteria for Full Member who is engaged in teaching, research, or administration at an academic institution and does not engage in the practice of psychology outside of academic duties.  Must provide documentation of membership in another professional organization dedicated to psychology in order to qualify.

 

Out of State                                                                         Fee: $120

Applicant lives out of Iowa but maintains an active license in Iowa and provides services to Iowa consumers.  See Associate Member options for those not providing services in Iowa.                                       

 

Full Member, Advocacy Exempt                                       Fee: $235

Full members of IPA younger than 65 years who are retired or not maintaining an active license. 

 

Lifetime Members                                                              Fee: See below

Full Members of IPA who are 65 years or older may be granted lifetime membership if they have been Full Members of IPA in good standing for a minimum of 5 years.

 

Retired  with inactive license or no license                          Free


Retired, active license                                                       $235 ($115 advocacy   assessment waived)

 

ASSOCIATE MEMBER STATUS

Associates are eligible for Associate member status in APA and/or membership in NASP:

 Two years of graduate work in psychology or a related field from:

  • A regionally accredited institution,
  • A school that received such accreditation within 5 years of the doctoral degree,
  • Or a school of similar standing outside of the United States

If your degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., you’ll need to show U.S. equivalency.

Candidates for Associate status shall be engaged in work that is primarily psychological in nature.  Associate members may serve on committees, but may not hold office.  Associates will achieve voting privileges after 5 consecutive years of Associate member status. Former Full Members of IPA who have moved out of state and no longer receive income from the practice of psychology in Iowa are eligible for Associate member status.

 

Associate Member                                                 Fee: $100

 

STUDENT AFFILIATE MEMBER STATUS

Applicants should be enrolled in a regionally accredited college or university and do not earn any income from applied psychological activities (with the exception of stipends or other awards provided by their degree program).  Student members may not vote or hold office, but are able to participate on committees.

 

Student Affiliate                                                     Fee: $50

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