APA Fellows is an honorary category. “General Members” (see above) with at least five consecutive years of membership who are also Board Certified will be invited by the APA to apply. Qualified individuals must complete a brief online application which is then reviewed by the APA Membership Committee and APA Board of Trustees.
Distinguished Fellows is an honorary category. Eligible persons are invited by the IPS Membership Committee to apply. These members have been General Members for at least eight consecutive years and shall have made a significant contribution to the field of psychiatry. The criteria and procedures for nomination follows the APA guidelines and are available by contacting the IPS office.
Life Members and Life Fellows are those in their respective categories whose years of active membership in the Society plus age at the start of the fiscal year shall equal ninety-five. Membership dues are pro-rated. No individual shall be eligible for the rule of 95 after the 2021 renewal year. After 2021, Life Status will be an honorary designation that can be achieved by either (i) being a member for 30 or more years; or (ii) paying lump sum dues to become a member for life.