Associate Membership
Requirements for Associate Membership
  • Hold provisional or full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia and
  • Hold a professional Master’s or Doctoral degree in clinical psychology accredited by the body appointed under the current Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act (2009) and 
  • Be undertaking, or are eligible to undertake, a registrar program for endorsement in clinical psychology

 OR

  • Hold Associate Membership of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists (NZCCP). Associate Membership of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists (NZCCP) is recognised by ACPA as meeting the requirements for Associate membership of ACPA. NZCCP members are entitled to all membership privileges associated with their membership category in ACPA. Clinical psychologists registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board who are not members of the NZCCP are eligible to join ACPA as an international member.
Supporting documents required for Associate Membership:
  • Certified* copies of any documents listing any change/s of name/s (if relevant) and
  • Certified* copies of testamur/s (degree/s) OR certified copy of transcripts containing itemised subjects OR a copy of a letter from the program accredited by the body appointed under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act (2009), stating the requirements have been met to undertake a registrar program in clinical psychology (i.e. the equivalent of an accredited Master degree in clinical psychology has been obtained)
    (Please note documents will not be returned).
OR
  • Certified* copies of any documents listing any change/s of name/s (if relevant)
  • A certified* copy of a certificate of Associate Membership of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists

*Applicants must show evidence through documentation certified by a signatory from the list at:
http://www.ag.gov.au/Publications/Pages/Statutorydeclarationsignatorylist.aspx

Send documents to: The ACPA Membership Committee | GPO Box 4489 SYDNEY, NSW 2001, Australia.

Please note, membership is valid for 12 months from the date of acceptance of your membership by the ACPA Membership Committee. Renewal notices are sent by email to the address you use as a login for your account when you apply for membership.

Complimentary Malpractice Insurance

Insurance House Group offers complimentary AHPRA compliant Malpractice insurance (includes Professional indemnity, Public and Product liability) for ACPA Associate Members when under the supervision of a qualified clinical psychologist (i.e. holding accredited qualifications in clinical psychology). While you may carry this free insurance as a Student Member, and may continue this as an Associate Member, to validate your complimentary insurance you must upgrade your membership to Associate Member (an upgrade carries no cost). To apply for the complimentary insurance as an Associate Member log into the ACPA website where a button to obtain the insurance insurance is visible. Click on the button and complete the form. Once you submit the form, your insurance with IHG will be confirmed.

Make an application for Associate Membership

To apply for ACPA Associate Membership click on Apply for ACPA Membership in the left-hand side bar and click on Associate Membership and complete the form. To complete your application, you will then need to send your documentation to:

The ACPA Membership Committee

GPO Box 4489

SYDNEY NSW 2001