MEMBERSHIP AND AFFILIATESHIP
SIOPSA membership runs from 1 August – 31 July Annually.
There shall be the following membership and affiliateship categories:
Full members shall be registered with the HPCSA in the category of Industrial Psychology: Independent Practice. The membership will remain as such unless their registration status with the HPCSA changes, at which point it shall be reviewed by the Society. Where this constitution refers to full members, honorary members and fellows shall be regarded as such.
Honorary Life Members
The Executive Committee may invite persons to become honorary life members of the Society. Such persons shall have distinguished themselves by meritorious achievement or service in the sphere of Industrial or Organisational Psychology as a science and / or profession. Honorary life members shall be discharged from liability for Membership Fees.
Active full-time or part time students studying towards an undergraduate, honours or master degree in Industrial Psychology, at an accredited higher education institution that provides academic and practical training with accredited psychology degree training programmes for psychology students.
*An agreement with the PPS was signed at the beginning of 2016. This means that all students who become members of PPS (membership is at no cost) will have their SIOPSA membership fees paid by PPS – unconditionally; students are under no obligation whatsoever to buy PPS’ products
Affiliates shall be persons interested in Industrial or Organisational Psychology as a science and / or profession.
International Affiliates shall be persons living abroad who are members of an acknowledged other national psychological society or association outside of South Africa and / or who can produce proof of qualifications as required by the Executive Committee.
A prospective member shall apply in writing or any other formally approved means of communication on the prescribed form to the Secretary of the Society and such application shall be considered in accordance with the constitution of the Society.
All members of the Society shall be liable for the prescribed membership fees. A member whose membership fees remains in arrears for three months shall be liable for termination of membership. A member may terminate his or her membership by written notice to the Secretary of SIOPSA. Upon termination of membership, paid-up membership fees shall not be refundable. Members shall belong to the highest category of membership for which they qualify, as determined in the constitution.