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Frequently Asked Questions

1. When does the membership year begin and end?
2. Does my membership make me eligible for discounted professional liability insurance?
3. How do I log into the website?
4. How do I change my name or mailing address in NASP’s records?
5. Do my membership benefits take effect immediately?
6. What are the different membership categories?
7. Does NASP offer group memberships?
8. Can I share a common address membership with my co-worker?
9. Can my school district purchase books using my membership number?
10. Does NASP accept purchase orders for membership dues?
11. What are NASP office hours?
12. What is the NASP governance structure?
13. Does my state association have a web page?
14. Does joining my state organization automatically make me a NASP member?
15. How do I join a NASP Interest Group e-Community?
16. When are the journals published?
17. How do I submit an article to Communiqué?
18. What do I do if I didn’t receive my Communiqué or School Psychology Review?
19. Can I get a receipt for my dues payment?
20. Can I get a new membership card?

1. When does the membership year begin and end?

NASP’s annual membership cycle begins July 1st and ends June 30th.  Become a member of NASP – it’s easy to join or renew. Please be aware, NASP membership dues are not prorated. However, if you join between January and April, you can purchase an 18-month membership that will last through the following membership year.

2. 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 discounted life and health insurance to NASP members, in addition to offering discounted professional liability insurance.

The American Professional Agency can be reached at (800) 421-6694 and offers discounted professional liability insurance for NASP members.

3. How do I log into the website?

In order to log in to the website, click the words “Log In,” shown just above the grey menu on the left. You will be prompted to enter a Username and Password. In most cases, your six digit membership number serves as both your Username and Password. Your membership number can be found on your membership card and the mailing labels of the School Psychology Review and Communiqué—the letter that appears on these mailing labels is not part of your membership number.

Once you are logged in, you can change your password by clicking the “Change Password” link on the grey menu.

If your membership number is not accepted as your password, or if you need additional assistance, please contact us at membership@naspweb.org or (866) 331-NASP (6277).

4. How do I change my name or mailing address in NASP’s records?

You can update your information by logging in to the website and clicking "View My Account" (located at the top right of the page).

You can also change your name, mailing address or personal information by e-mailing membership@naspweb.org or calling our toll free number: (866) 331-NASP (6277).

5. Do my membership benefits take effect immediately?

While your membership is valid immediately, your access to certain benefits—web access and professional liability insurance—does not take effect until we have finished processing your application. If you join or renew online, these benefits are activated immediately; if you join by mail or phone, please allow up to two weeks.

6. What are the different membership categories?

The membership categories are:

  • A Regular member is someone who is trained and/or currently functioning as a school psychologist, consultant, or supervisor of psychological services; employed as a trainer of school psychologists at a college or university; certified by the National School Psychology Certification System (NSPCS) or credentialed by a state as a school psychologist.
  • A Student member is someone actively enrolled in a school psychology training program at least one-half time or a minimum of six semester hours or its equivalent per semester. Student membership is not available to those employed full-time in the profession. 
  • A Student Transition membership applies to someone who graduated from a school psychology training program during the current membership year. Student transition status is granted for one year only. 
  • A Retired member is someone holding regular membership for at least five consecutive years who retires from full time remunerative professional activity but may be consulting or involved in other paid professional activity less than 15 hours a week. 
  • A Canadian member is someone living and working in Canada who meets regular membership requirements.
  • An International member is someone living and working outside the USA who meets regular membership requirements.
  • A Common Address member is a school psychologist who resides with a regular member paying full dues. All mailings, except election materials, are only sent to the regular member.  This membership category is not available to those employed at the same address. 
  • An Associate member is someone who does not meet the eligibility requirements of any of the other membership categories but has a strong affiliation to school psychology, supports the work of the profession, and wishes to convey that affiliation and support through membership in the Association. 
  • A Leave of Absence member is a person who has been an Association member for at least one year and either is on a leave of absence from an employer or is receiving no compensation from any employment source. Request for a leave of absence membership must be made in writing to the Director of Membership.

7.  Does NASP offer group memberships?

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

8. Can I share a common address membership with my co-worker?

In order to join as a Common Address member, you must reside with a current Regular member of NASP. Sharing an office does not qualify you for a Common Address membership.

9.  Can my school district purchase books using my membership number?

Although NASP does not offer institutional memberships, your school district may use your membership number to purchase books. Your membership must be current for you or your school to receive the NASP member discount on book purchases.

10. Does NASP accept purchase orders for membership dues?

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

11.  What are NASP office hours?

NASP office hours are from 8:30 a.m. ET to 5:00 p.m. ET Monday thru Friday. The NASP office closes for most federal holidays and may be closed on other select days.

12.  What is the NASP governance structure?

NASP’s main governing body, the Executive Council, is composed of Officers, Program Managers, Regional Directors and Delegate Representatives. The Executive Council establishes all procedures to implement the policies of the Association and conducts the continuing affairs of the Association based on the policies of the Delegate Assembly.

13.  Does my state association have a website?

Most state associations have websites. You can check NASP’s list of state associations to find yours.

14.  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.

15.  How do I join a NASP Interest Group?

Coming soon. Information about interest groups can be found here.

16. When are the journals published?

Communiqué—offering comprehensive news, reviews and articles in the profession—is published eight times per year, in the following months: September, October, November, December, February, March, May and June.

The School Psychology Review—offering peer-reviewed insights into research, practice and the link between them—is published quarterly, in September, December, March, and June.

17.  How do I submit an article to Communiqué?

Manuscripts should be submitted to the editor (desroc@optonline.net) via electronic file in Word or a similar program, along with a cover letter containing the author's name, title (please note degree and NCSP certification if applicable), and institutional affiliation. Manuscripts of no more than 3500 words are preferred, although consideration will be given to longer articles. It is assumed that any manuscript submitted for review is not being considered concurrently by another journal, including School Psychology Review.

18. What do I do if I didn’t receive my Communiqué or School Psychology Review?

We would be happy to send you a copy of the latest Communiqué or School Psychology Review. Simply e-mail us, call us at (866) 331-NASP, or write to NASP, Membership Department, 4340 East West Highway, Suite 402, Bethesda, MD 20814.

19.  How can I get a receipt for my dues payment?

We can either mail or e-mail you a receipt for your payment if you e-mail us, call us at (866) 331-NASP, or write to NASP, Membership Department, 4340 East West Highway, Suite 402, Bethesda, MD 20814.

20.  How can I get a new membership card?

We can send you a new membership card if you e-mail us, call us at (866) 331-NASP, or write to NASP, Membership Department, 4340 East West Highway, Suite 402, Bethesda, MD 20814.