Membership FAQ

What are the Qualifications for Membership? The APA and the KPMA are organizations composed primarily of medical specialists who are qualified, or in the process of becoming qualified, as psychiatrists. The basic eligibility requirement is completion of a residency program (or currently enrolled in an accredited residency training program) in psychiatry accredited by the Residency Review Committee for Psychiatry of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPS), or the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). Applicants for membership must also hold a valid medical license (exception: hold an academic, research or governmental position that does not require licensure), and provide one reference who is an APA member. The APA has a dual membership requirement whereby APA members must also be members of the district branch within whose jurisdiction they reside or practice. Likewise, to be a KPMA member, you must also be a member of the APA.

What Are the Membership Dues?