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.
is an honorary category. Eligible persons are invited by the IPPS 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 IPPS 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.
- A member who is near retirement age and works less than 15 hours per week in any administrative or clinical role or roles (i.e.across multiple settings).
- APA and DBs/SAs set dues at no more than half of full dues (less can be charged but not more)
- A member who has reached retirement age and is fully retired from all administrative or clinical responsibilities.
- APA and DBs/SAs set dues at no more than 1/3 of full dues (less can be charged but not more).