Members of the Association shall be persons who are interested in the advancement of psychology as a science and as a profession. Members are entitled to the rights and privileges of the Association without restriction. The minimum standard for election to Member status shall be the receipt of the doctoral degree based in part upon a psychological dissertation, or the doctoral degree based on other evidence of proficiency in psychological scholarship from a program primarily psychological In content and conferred by a graduate or professional school that is regionally accredited, or that has achieved such accreditation within five years of the year the doctoral degree was granted, or one of equivalent standing outside the United States. The only exception to the doctoral degree requirement will be for those psychologists who were granted licensure via a grandfather provision. Candidates for member status shall be engaged in study or professional work that is primarily psychological in nature.
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