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State Continuing Education Requirements
Categories of Membership
Sustaining Member. Sustaining Member are individuals who meet the requirements for full membership and agree to provide additional financial support of the association to further psychology in the state of Tennessee. Full Members in good standing may become Sustaining Members at any time upon a payment of the required dues. Sustaining Members receive special recognition in the Tennessee Psychological Association.
Full Member. The minimum standard for election to Full Member status shall be possession of a current license to practice psychology in Tennessee or receipt of the Doctoral Degree in Psychology or Educational Psychology from a recognized graduate school, plus a year of acceptable experience in professional work that is psychological in nature. Candidates for Full Member status shall be engaged in study or professional work that is primarily psychological in nature and must reside or practice in Tennessee. Full Members are entitled to vote, hold office, and chair committees.
First Time Full Membership. The minimum standard for election to Full Membership as listed above applies. Individuals applying for first time Full Membership are eligible for a reduction in dues. Individuals potentially qualifying would include newly licensed psychologists or psychologists moving to Tennessee from out of state. Please mark your application to indicate that you are a first time applicant.
Associate Member. Associate Members are individuals who do not meet the requirements to join as Full or Student Members but are involved in the study, teaching, or in some cases, the ethical practice of psychology. Such individuals include: (1) in-state and out-of-state part time students of psychology, (2) out-of-state psychology professionals, (3)certified psychological assistants; and (4) interested members of related professions who do not possess the qualifications for Full or Student Membership status. Associate Members have all the benefits of Full Membership but cannot vote or hold office. Persons eligible to join as Full Members may not join as Associates. Should an Associate Member's qualifications change, making the member eligible for Full membership, Associate Members must then apply at the Full Member level.
Student Member. Student Members shall be full-time undergraduate or graduate students of psychology, educational psychology, or psychology interns and must reside or attend school in Tennessee. It is required that as soon as Student Members are no longer full-time students that they make application for Full Membership. Student Members have all the benefits of Full Members but cannot vote or hold office. Student Members must provide documentation of their full-time student status with their yearly dues renewals.