The American Psychological Association is the largest scientific and professional organization of psychologists in America with more than 125 years of experience and 117,000+ globally active members including scientists, educators, clinicians, applied psychologists, practitioners and students. 

As a member, you’ll gain the resources you need to advance your career and connect with a diverse network of people who share your passion for psychology. 

Exclusive benefits include:

APA membership is effective Jan. 1 through Dec. 31. If you join APA between Sept. 1 and Dec. 31, you will enjoy membership through the next calendar year.

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How to Become a Member

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Find your Membership Type

Our easy application helps you find the right membership level and gives you a chance to share your professional skills and qualifications.
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Join the Community

After your application is approved, you'll be notified of your acceptance* and provided a membership card and the option to join one of APA's 54 topical divisions.
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Advance your Career

As a member, you'll have exclusive access to the latest research journals, publications and career resources to help you take full advantage of the APA community.

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*Dues for the first year range from $22-$100 and include exclusive member benefits.


Dues for the first year range from $35 - $100, based on membership level. Payment is due annually at renewal. Membership includes: 

  • Subscriptions to publications American Psychologist and Monitor on Psychology 
  • Unlimited access to members-only career and professional development information and opportunities 
  • Deep discounts on additional subscriptions, the APA Annual Convention, APA’s full catalog of CE programs and much more

Why Join APA?

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Expert Career Support

Career advancement and professional development information tailored specifically for APA members.
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Lifelong Learning

Access to a range of high-quality continuing education offerings including discounts on fee-based programs.
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The Latest Advancements & Trends in Psychology

Nine issues per year of the American Psychologist journal and 11 issues per year of Monitor on Psychology magazine.
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Quality Networking Opportunities

Eligibility for membership in one of APA's 54 divisions and deep member discounts on registration for the APA Annual Convention.
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Exclusive Members-Only Discounts & Prices

Annual $55 credit toward an additional APA journal subscription of your choice, plus discounts on APA books, videos, online databases and more.
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A Voice for Psychology

Voting rights and eligibility for election into APA governing bodies plus your participation and dues support a variety of activities and programs to help advance society and the field of psychology.

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Types of Membership

Member

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

Associate

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

International Affiliate

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

Requirements: Must be a graduate student taking courses in psychology. Graduate student dues include membership in the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS).

Undergraduate Student Affiliate

Requirements: Must be an undergraduate student taking courses in psychology. Undergrads may join the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS).

High School Student Affiliate

Requirements: Must be a high school student. High school affiliates may join the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS).

Community College Teacher Affiliate

Requirements: Must be a psychology teacher at a two-year institution.

High School Teacher Affiliate

Requirements: Must be a psychology teacher at a secondary school otherwise not eligible for APA membership.

Life Status

Requirements: Must have belonged to APA for 25 years and have reached the age of 65.

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