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Communication and Relationship with APPIC

Policy on Communication and Relationship with APPIC

July 25, 2014
Revised April 1, 2019
Revised August 3, 2020

APPIC-member internship programs, postdoctoral programs, doctoral program associates (DPA) programs, and programs utilizing APPIC resources demonstrate their commitment to quality training by fulfilling the responsibilities of APPIC membership/affiliation in a timely manner and by communicating effectively with APPIC and the public. In this regard, programs are required (as applicable) to:

  1. Update their APPIC Directory and/or eMembership information in a timely manner, including the annual Directory update; changes in the eMembership profile and whenever changes to the training program cause the existing Directory information or APPIC DPA database to become inaccurate or out of date.

  2. Ensure that both the APPIC Central Office and National Matching Services are notified in writing in a timely manner of a change of Training Director / Director of Clinical Training and/or contact information for the program. Contact information including email address for the incoming individual should be included. If the new Training Director was not previously involved with the program, their CV and a copy of their license should also be provided to APPIC Central Office.

  3. Respond in a complete and timely manner to requests for information from APPIC or its designee.

  4. Take prompt corrective action when notified by APPIC of being nonadherent to APPIC Policies.

  5. Remain in good standing with APPIC in terms of payment of all dues and fees.

  6. Notify APPIC Central Office in a timely manner whenever substantive changes occur in program's environment, plans, resources, or operations. Such changes include, but are not limited to: additions, substantial changes, or removal of rotations or consortium partners; staff changes that may influence the quality of the training experience; substantial changes to the institution's or program's mission or resources or to the training program's structure, processes, or practices; or changes to the program’s APA- PCSAS- or CPA-accreditation status. Changes may require review by the APPIC Internship or Postdoctoral Review Committees. Public materials including the APPIC Directory should be updated promptly to accurately reflect the training program.

  7. Complete the APPIC membership renewal review process every three years (applies to non-accredited and Provisional Member programs) or when otherwise required by APPIC.