Founded in 1976, NCSPP is an organization composed of delegates from programs and schools of professional psychology.
Membership is held by programs rather than by individuals. Member, Associate Member, and Observer schools select delegates to attend meetings on their behalf.
An online NCSPP application form is available here. The application fee is $50.
Completed applications are reviewed by the Executive Committee at the next NCSPP Membership Meeting. These meetings are held in January and August of each year. Upon review, the committee provides recommendations to the Council at its membership meeting where an applicant institution may be elected by a majority vote.
To read about the benefits of membership, please click here. There are several levels of membership:
Full Membership is held by institutions organized as a doctoral level professional school or program of psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). Dues are $1,700.00 per year.
Associate Membership is held by institutions organized as a doctoral level professional school or program of psychology with either provisional or full accreditation by a regional accrediting body recognized by the Council on Regional Post Secondary Accreditation (CORPA), but not currently accredited by APA. Dues are $1,700.00 per year.
Observer status is held by institutions that do not qualify for either category of membership and are in the process of developing an APA or regionally accredited doctoral level school or program in professional psychology. Dues are $600.00 per year.
Membership is held by schools and programs rather than by individuals.