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
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:
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