Membership Information

Thank you for being a part of your state psychological association!

Membership Period: July 1- June 30

All memberships expire June 30 regardless of when you join or renew. 

New Members

To join NCPA, fill out our online Membership Application.

Why Join NCPA?

The North Carolina Psychological Association (NCPA) is the psychologist's go-to resource for professional development, consultation, and peer support.  Examples include: 

  • Facilitating contacts with the professional community of psychologists across NC
  • Providing a platform for communication between members via listservs
  • Providing continuing education opportunities (at a reduced cost!) that meet the requirements for the NC Psychology Board – including full- and half-day conferences and Lunchtime Learning hours
  • Offering consultations for ethical and legal questions 
  • Offering support to psychologist through the Colleague Assistance Committee
  • Communicating with psychologists on NCPA issues via the Monday Minute email blast (this includes updates to issues related to insurance companies and lobbying)
  • Keeping NC psychologists in touch with news from the NC Psychology Board
  • Monitoring NC State government regarding issues affecting psychology and mental health (and helping to facilitate lobbying efforts)
  • Advocating on behalf of psychology with NC state government
  • Advocating on behalf of psychologists with public and private insurance companies and keeping members abreast of concerns
  • Providing a pathway for involvement at the State level via relevant committees
  • Providing opportunities for psychologist to “give back” to psychology at the State level

Membership Requirements:

Must have a Doctoral or Master’s degree in psychology or an area that is psychological in nature. They must be currently licensed by the North Carolina Psychology Board or include a current official transcript of a graduate degree in psychology.

Founder Members
If you are interested in investing in the financial health and sustainability of NCPA, consider becoming a Founder member. You may upgrade online or call the NCPA office at 919.872.1005.

Student Members
Graduate Students shall be in advanced study programs in psychology. The application must include a letter from the department verifying degree candidacy or include a current official transcript. 

Undergraduate Students shall be students who are majoring in psychology. 

Out-of-State Members
Out-of-State Members shall be persons who have been members in good standing who have moved to another state and wish to maintain affiliation or psychologists or students from another state who wish to become affiliated with the Association.  Out-of-State Members shall not hold office nor serve as chairpersons of committees.  They are considered non-voting members of the Association.  Out-of-State Members may serve as members of committees of the Association and participate in programs and discussions of issues.

Applications are voted on by the NCPA Board of Directors. Applicants will be notified soon thereafter of the action taken.