Membership FAQs

Choosing a Member Category

What are the different membership categories?

See the full list of options, including eligibility requirements on the Rates and Categories webpage.

I was an Early Career First Year member last year. How do I know if I’m eligible for Early Career Membership?

We expanded this category to include the first three years of practice so as long as you’ll be in your second or third year of practice beginning in August/September 2023, you’re eligible to renew under this expanded Early Career category.

I thought there were two Early Career categories. What changed about the Early Career membership?

We now only have one Early Career membership that was expanded to include the first three years of practice to allow more time before someone needs to pay regular dues. It used to be that you chose one of two options depending on whether you were in your first or second year of practice.

If I am an international student, do I have to choose International membership or can I choose Graduate Student membership?

The Graduate Student membership is open to international students who are in a program equivalent to a US-based school psychology program. We do not send print mailings to international addresses but all of your other benefits would be the same as other graduate student members.

I am a Canadian member but I no longer see this option when I go to renew. Which category should I be?

We modified the International membership to include Canadian members. Please note, we no longer mail to addresses outside of the United States however you will continue to receive CQ, SPR, and all other benefits digitally.

I used to be an Associate member but I no longer see this option. Which category should I be?

The Associate membership was renamed to Allied Professional.

Am I eligible for the Common Address membership if my coworker is a Regular member?

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.

Does NASP offer group memberships?

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



Does NASP offer a payment plan for membership dues?

We are not currently offering an option to pay your dues in three installments. Enrollment closed on June 20 at 8:00 p.m. ET. We anticipate offering this again in the spring of 2024.

What payment methods does NASP accept for membership dues?

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

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, 0.65%, is not deductible. Donations to the Education and Research Trust, a 501(c)(3) organization, and Minority Scholarship Program may be tax deductible as charitable contributions to the extent of the law.



When do my membership benefits take effect?

If you join or renew online, it can take up to 2 business days for your payment to be processed. While your membership is valid immediately, your access to certain Web-based benefits and professional liability insurance will not take effect until your payment has been processed. If you join by mail or phone, 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:

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

When does the membership year run?

The NASP membership year runs from July 1 through June 30. If you join in the spring, you will be joining at the 12-month rate but enjoy benefits through June 30 of the following year.


General Questions

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

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

How do I access my membership card and certificate?

After your payment is processed, log in to your online account. Click on My Account and then click to download the card and certificate on that page.

Can I share my member login information with my colleagues?

NASP member benefits are provided exclusively for the individual with the NASP membership. Please do not share your website login information with others.


Join NASP or renew your membership to get access to resources, periodicals, a supportive peer community, professional development opportunities, advocacy efforts on your behalf, and a variety of helpful discounts. Get started or download a print application on the Join NASP page.

Related Resources

Membership Benefits
Learn about all that is included in your NASP membership.

Rates and Categories
Find the most appropriate membership category for you.