CSPA Membership Types, Benefits, and Rates
CSPA Professional Membership
CSPA Professional Members are individuals who meet the CSPA Membership Requirements. As well, they have professional liability insurance either through the CSPA (see Insurance page for information) or another organization offering a $2,000,000 coverage plan.
CSPA Professional Members benefit from interacting, learning, and staying in contact with other professionals practicing sport psychology in Canada. You will play an integral role in this network of professionals and be invited to attend an annual conference that provides opportunities for professional development. You may also have the privilege of mentoring or supervising students completing an internship to fulfill the requirements of the CSPA.
Rate: Annual CSPA Professional membership fees are $95 Canadian dollars.
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 $95 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 $50 Canadian dollars.
CSPA Apprentice Membership
Apprentice members are young professionals who have completed formal academic training (12 months post) but not the supervised practice hours toward achieving the professional membership requirements with the CSPA. Apprentice members must submit a supervision declaration that meets CSPA supervision requirements and hold professional liability insurance either through CSPA or another organization offering a minimum of $2,000,000 coverage plan. A member can maintain apprentice membership for a maximum of 3 years.
Rate: Annual CSPA apprentice membership fees are $95 Canadian dollars.