Populations

Frequently Asked Questions (Membership)

What are the different membership categories?

What are the annual dues?

Regular Member ($199)

  • Trained in school psychology or
  • Certified by the National School Certification System (NSPCS) or
  • Credentialed by a state as a school psychologist or
  • Working 50% or more as a faculty member in a school psychology graduate program

Student Member ($70)

  • Enrolled in a school psychology graduate program at least one-half time or minimum of 6 semester hours or its equivalent per semester
  • Includes internship year
  • Not available to those employed full time in the profession

Early Career Member (1st year: $130; 2nd year: $160)

  • Graduated from a school psychology graduate program
  • In first or second year of practice

Retired Member ($80)

  • Retired from full time professional activity
  • May be consulting or involved in other paid professional activity less than 15 hours a week

International Member ($215)

  • Living or working outside the United States or Canada
  • Meets Regular membership requirements or
  • Functioning as a school psychologist or equivalent

Canadian Member ($199)

  • Living or working in Canada
  • Meets Regular membership requirements or
  • Functioning as a school psychologist or equivalent

Common Address Member ($155)

  • School Psychologist who resides with a Regular member paying full dues
  • All mailings, except election materials, are only sent to the Regular member
  • Not available to those employed at the same address

Associate Member ($199)

  • Does not meet eligibility requirements of the other membership categories
  • Someone functioning as a school psychologist without a school psychology credential
  • Consultant
  • Supervisor of psychological services without school psychology credential
  • Faculty at a school psychology graduate program who teach less than 50% school psychology courses
  • Allied professionals

Student Associate Member ($70)

  • Undergraduate interested in school psychology
  • Graduate student in program other than school psychology

Leave of Absence Member ($65)

  • Unable to work because of family or personal reasons or
  • Looking for work or unemployed or
  • Home caring for children/stay-at-home parent or
  • Consulting or involved in other paid professional activity less than 15 hours a week (part time)

Do you offer a payment plan for membership dues?

When you join NASP or renew your NASP membership online by June 30, 2014, you can pay your dues in three installments.

Is my dues payment tax deductible?

Dues are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal tax purposes. Dues may be partially deductible under other provisions of the Internal Revenue code, such as trade or business expenses. The portion of your dues payment that supports lobbying efforts, 0.58%, is not deductible. Donations to the Education and Research Trust, Children’s Fund, and Minority Scholarship Program may be tax deductible as charitable contributions.

Can I share a Common Address membership with a coworker?

The Common Address membership is only available to a school psychologist who shares a residential address with a current NASP Regular member and does not wish to receive duplicate copies of NASP publications.

Can I share my member login information with my colleagues?

NASP member benefits, including those accessed online, are provided exclusively for your use. Please do not share your website login username and password with others.

Does NASP offer group memberships?

NASP memberships are offered to individual school psychologists and graduate students; there are no group memberships.

What is the membership year?

The NASP membership year runs from July 1 through June 30.

When do my membership benefits take effect?

If you renew online, it usually takes 24 hours for your payment to be processed. While your membership is valid immediately, your access to certain benefits—Web access and professional liability insurance—does not take effect until your application has been processed. If you join by mail or telephone, please allow up to two weeks for processing.

Does my membership make me eligible for discounted professional liability insurance?

Yes, your NASP membership makes you eligible for discounted professional liability insurance with two companies:

  • Forrest T. Jones & Company, Inc. can be reached at (800) 265-9366 and offers life and health insurance to NASP members, in addition to offering professional liability insurance.
  • The American Professional Agency can be reached at (800) 421-6694 and offers professional liability insurance for NASP members.

NASP does not recommend one company over another; please call both agencies to see which policy will best fit your individual situation.

Does NASP accept purchase orders for membership dues?

We honor VISA, MasterCard, money orders, and personal checks as forms of payment; however, we are unable to accept purchase orders for membership dues unless accompanied by a check.

Can I get a receipt for my dues payment?

You can download a receipt, or request one by contacting us at membership@naspweb.org, (866) 331-NASP, or (301) 657-0270.

How can I get a membership card and certificate?

You can access your membership card and certificate online at any time. Shortly after you join or renew, you will receive an e-mail with a link to a personalized online membership card that you can print. If you need help accessing your card, please contact us at membership@naspweb.org, (866) 331-NASP, or (301) 657-0270.

Does joining my state association automatically make me a NASP member?

Your state association and NASP are separate organizations, each offering many benefits to its members. Joining a state organization does not make you a NASP member. Visit this list for information on your state association.

Join-Renew