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CSPA Membership Types, Benefits, and Rates


CSPA Professional Membership

The CSPA-ACPS has entered into a Memorandum of Agreement with the Association of Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) to certify mental performance consultants. 

As a result, this page is currently under construction as we work towards posting the most accurate and up-to-date information to become a CSPA professional member. 

Thank you for your patience during this transitional period. 


CSPA Academic Membership

CSPA has created a new membership category for individuals in academia who teach in the field of sport psychology.  We would like to connect those who teach with those who practice sport psychology and mental performance.  


This membership provides you with access to webinars, newsletters and current events in the field.  There is also an opportunity to connect with practitioners that are working in the field that are trying to answer the questions of coaches and sports.  We wanted to make it easier and more enticing to join CSPA for our academic colleagues.  This new academic membership category does not require the purchasing of liability insurance and it involves an easy-to-complete, one-page membership application form along with a $50 annual membership fee.  If you are a practicing academic, please consider joining CSPA today.


Rate: Annual CSPA Academic membership fees are $50 Canadian dollars.


CSPA Associate Membership


CSPA Associate Members are individuals who meet the CSPA Membership requirements who temporarily are not practicing, and did not purchase professional liability insurance at the time their membership was approved for reasons of maternity leave and/or for other personal reasons. Once they resume their practice and secure a minimum of $2,000,000 in professional liability insurance, they will be become a Professional Member. A member can maintain associate member status for a maximum of 3 years.


Rate:  Annual CSPA Associate membership fees are $75 Canadian dollars.


CSPA Student Membership

Student members are students or young professionals who have an interest in applied sport psychology and who may be training towards achieving the membership requirements with the CSPA. A student can maintain student membership up to 1-year post graduation. After that time period, in order to maintain membership status with the CSPA the student member must apply to be a professional member.


As a CSPA student member striving to develop your knowledge and skills, you will appreciate being part of this association. You will have the opportunity to interact and work with skilled professionals in formal and informal settings. You will be in regular contact with many professionals who may assist you in your professional development and officially mentor or supervise your internship work. Creating a support network early in your career will prove to be exceptionally rewarding. As a CSPA student member, you will be encouraged to attend and present at an annual student-based conference to gain experience as a speaker and participate in professional development workshops.


Rate: Annual CSPA student membership fees are $40 Canadian dollars.


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