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About SIOPSA Membership

Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology of South Africa

Membership And Affiliateship

Quick Facts

SIOPSA membership cycle runs from 1 January to 31 December.

A SIOPSA membership gives you access to:

  • A network of likeminded IOPs striving towards making a significant impact in the workplace and who is acting up for the IOP professional community. Join one of the active Interest Groups.
  • An annual IOP Conference of world-class standard providing the IOP with rich learning and an opportunity to engage with fellow Industrial and Organisational Psychologists.
  • A continuous learning experience when attending the expert opinion and CPD accredited virtual events available throughout the year at a discounted rate.
  • OASIS partnership, including access to free eCPD courses and activities at your leisure from the comfort of your home.
  • SIOPSA offers IOPs different membership options to suit your specific requirement and needs. 

Membership Levels

Full Members

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.


Fellows shall be full members or International Affiliates who have made an outstanding contribution to the science, practice or organisation of Industrial or Organisational Psychology over a sustained period of time, be it in practice, research, teaching or service. Fellows shall be awarded this esteemed honour by the Executive Committee.

Associate Members

Associate members shall have at least an Honours degree or equivalent qualification in any branch of Psychology.

Student Members

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.

Emerging Psychologists

Industrial Psychology Interns registered with the HPCSA shall be regarded as Emerging Psychologists for the duration of their registered internship programme, which duration is aligned to the regulatory guidelines of the HPCSA.


Affiliates shall be persons interested in Industrial or Organisational Psychology as a science and / or profession.

International Affiliates:

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.

Membership Rules

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.
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