Agencies sponsoring internship and postdoctoral training programs may choose to become members of APPIC. APPIC members must meet certain membership criteria in order to become and remain members. Training programs that are interested in joining APPIC or renewing their membership should click here for more information and to proceed to the eMembership Portal to upload materials required for membership. APPIC is a membership program and is not an accreditation process and cannot assure educational quality of a member program. Applicants for the fall cycle MUST register for the APPIC Match through National Matching Service prior to their application being considered.
Academic programs that offer doctoral degrees in psychology may become APPIC "Doctoral Program Associates." The subscription package provides substantial benefits to the academic program and its students. Click here for more information.
While students and postdoctoral residents do not have any formal membership status with APPIC, they may take advantage of the many services that were developed specifically for their use. Click here for more information.
APPIC allows programs to go "inactive" when they no longer meet APPIC criteria, such as not having the required number of interns for the training year or being unable to pay dues due to administrative restructuring or financial hardship. The status is currently titled "internship withdrawing" and allows programs to remain members while they address issues of membership.
To initiate inactive status with APPIC, a program needs to send a letter or email on program letterhead that states the final date the site will cease training interns. APPIC dues must be paid for the entire year if a program is training interns or postdoctoral fellows during part of the year inactive status is requested. If inactive status extends beyond one year from the date of notification and the site requests to become an active member again, the site must submit application materials to the Membership Review Committee and pay the current year's dues. For more information, read the APPIC Inactive Status Policy.