Classifications of Membership
MEMBERS are psychologists who (a) hold or are eligible to hold membership in a national psychological association affiliated with the International Union of Psychological Science, or
(b) meet comparable requirements in a particular country, as determined by the application review agent, and (c) have been actively engaged for a period of not less than two years prior to application for membership in professional work or study that is primarily psychological in nature.
ASSOCIATES are individuals who at the time of application do not meet requirements for Membership. The applicant meets requirements to be a Member except for (a) the two years of qualifying experience; or (b) in those countries in which the national psychological association affiliated with the International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS) recognizes a higher and lower level of qualification for different classes of its members. Associates are those who qualify at the lower level, or (b) are applicants who meet comparable requirements in a particular country, as determined by the membership application processing agent and approved by the Board, and (c) are actively engaged in professional work, study, or research that is primarily psychological in nature.
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATES are persons professionally active in a profession allied to psychology who are interested in helping to advance the purposes of ICP.
STUDENT MEMBERS are (a) graduate students, or (b) full-time undergraduate students actively working toward a degree or certificate in psychology, or (c) in an area of study involving major emphasis on psychological aspects of a related field of study. AppIicants for Student Membership must provide the name and ADDRESS of their major professor and their university, and must include the anticipated date of the degree or certificate toward which they are working.
1. An applicant who is a member of a national psychological association affiliated with IUPsyS and who is endorsed by current ICP Board Members / Area Chairs need provide no further endorsement then the typed endorserís name(s) on the application.
2. Applicants: Ask two professional persons to sign as endorsers on the application blank or write a letter of endorsement directly to the ICP Secretariat. These endorsers should be familiar with the applicant's training and/or experience in psychology and should be members of ICP or be recognized professional persons who can be identified by the membership application processing committee. An application for membership is not complete and will not be processed until the required endorsements are received. (If endorsers are not available, a complete curriculum vitae must be sent with the membership application.)
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