Membership

The North Carolina School Psychology Association represents over 400 individuals involved in, or just interested in, school psychology in North Carolina. They include school-based practitioners, graduate students, faculty, private practitioners, Department of Public Instruction employees, and educators. Members receive a directory of all members; significantly reduced rates at conferences, institutes, and regional workshops; and legislative representation in Raleigh.

Become a Member Today:

It’s easy to become a member. Simply choose your desired membership level and complete the attached form along with your dues. By joining our association you agree to our Constitution and By-Laws. We will contact you if we have any questions.


Online Membership Application: Click here

Membership Levels:

  1. Full Member: Applicants for Full Member shall be residents of, or employees within, North Carolina, who
    1. have a minimum of a Master’s degree from a state-approved program in school psychology, or are a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP), and are certified by a state department of education in school psychology, or
    2. have faculty status in an approved school psychology program and are involved for a portion of their time in the training of school psychologists, or
    3. have a Master’s degree in psychology or education, or are a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP), and are certified in school psychology by a state department of education, and are delivering psychological services in North Carolina schools.
  2. Retired/Unemployed Member: A type of Full Membership open to new and renewing members who attest that they do not anticipate being employed as school psychologists, full- or part-time, in any setting, during the membership year.
  3. Patron Member: A type of Full Membership open to new and renewing members who wish to support the Association with an additional financial contribution.
  4. Transitional Member: A type of Full Membership open to school psychologists in North Carolina during their first year of practice following graduate school.
  5. Associate Member: This category of membership is open to individuals who would be eligible as Full Members except they are
    1. employed outside of North Carolina, or
    2. are professionally trained in a related field such as Clinical Psychology, Counseling or Social Work.

    Associate Members shall not have voting or office holding privileges.

  6. Affiliate Member: This category of membership is open to individuals who have an interest in school psychology. Affiliate members do not qualify as members or associate members as defined above. Affiliate members shall not have voting or office holding privileges.
  7. Student Member: This category of membership is open to individuals enrolled in a college or university program for the study of Psychology or Education. The student must be carrying a minimum of nine hours or must be considered to have full-time status, as indicated by the signature of the student’s departmental chairperson. Student members shall not have voting or office holding privileges.
  8. Honorary Member – Individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the profession of School Psychology may be nominated by any member of the Association for honorary membership. Such nominations shall be made in writing to the membership chairperson and must be confirmed by a majority vote of the Board of Directors. A full member who has retired and who has provided ongoing services as a school psychologist may be nominated. Honorary members shall have voting and office holding privileges only if they meet the requirements for Full Member status as stated above. Honorary members will not pay dues.

Any written correspondence can be mailed to:

NCSPA
PO Box 12661
Durham, NC 27709

or you may also email any questions/comments

Please note: NCSPA’s membership year runs from August 1 to July 31. Dues can not be prorated. Please be advised that NCSPA dues are not deductible for federal income tax purposes.