APA has Created a Semi-Retired and Retired Membership Category

Opt-in online through July 31, 2021 for the 2022 Dues Year

The APA will be instituting two new membership categories that will replace the Rule of 95 beginning January 1, 2022 as approved by the Board of Trustees and Assembly in 2018. The newly created categories of semi-retired and retired provide more flexibility for a more diverse and changing workforce.

The changes:

  • acknowledge that people are working longer than they did in the early 1990s when the Rule of 95 was created;
  • simplify the membership structure;
  • encourage renewal of members of all ages; and
  • continue to support the mission of the APA and District Branches.

Members may now opt-in to these categories for the 2022 membership renewal year once the individual requirements for Semi-Retired or Retired Memberships are met.

Those who are in the Rule of 95 prior to January 1, 2022 can remain or opt-into the new categories or stay in the Rule of 95.

Semi-Retired Member Category

A Semi-retired member is defined as a General or Life Member who is near retirement age and works less than 15 hours per week in any administrative or clinical role or roles (i.e. across multiple settings).

  • Members will be asked to ethically certify, during the opt-in process that will be created, that they meet the above criteria.
  • APA dues will be half APA’s current full dues rate.
  • District Branches and State Associations dues may not exceed more than half of their current full dues rates (i.e. dues can be less but not more).
  • Members in this category will continue to receive all member benefits and be able to vote and hold office.
  • Once the application has been submitted, Semi-retired Membership status will begin on January 1; off-cycle applications (submissions received January 1, 2022 or later) will be considered for the following year.
  • Former members or prospective members may opt-in to this category when re-applying or applying for membership if the above criteria are met.

Apply for Semi-retired Membership 

(Select “Retired Opt In” in the left-hand navigation)

Retired Member Category

A Retired member is defined as a General or Life Member who has reached retirement age and is fully retired from all administrative or clinical responsibilities.

  • Members will be asked to ethically certify that they meet the above criteria.
  • APA dues will be one-third APA’s current full dues rate.
  • District Branches and State Associations dues may not exceed more than one-third of their current full dues rates (i.e. dues can be less but not more).
  • Members in this category will continue to receive all member benefits and be able to vote and hold office.
  • Once the application has been submitted, Retired Membership status will begin on January 1; off-cycle applications (submissions received January 1, 2022 or later) will be considered for the following year.
  • Former members or prospective members may opt-in to this category when re-applying or applying for membership if the above criteria are met.

Apply for Retired Membership 

(Select “Retired Opt In” in the left-hand navigation)

Life Status

Starting in 2022, Life Status will be a designation that can be achieved by either (i) being a member for 30 or more years; or (ii) paying lump sum dues.

For Members Currently in the Rule of 95

Everyone who has entered the Rule of 95 as of the 2021 dues year will continue through automatically and achieve Lifetime Membership status.

Starting in April 2021 through July 31, 2021 (for the 2022 membership year), those who are currently in the Rule of 95 can choose to opt into semi-retired or the retired categories. Once a member has opted-out of the Rule of 95, he/she will not be able to opt-back in.

Questions?

Please contact the APA Membership Department at [email protected] or at +1-202-559-3900.

 

 

 

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