Fellow Status in the APA

Becoming a fellow recognizes outstanding contributions to psychology and is an honor valued by many members. Fellow nominations are made by a division to which the member belongs.

The minimum standards for fellow status are:

  • Doctoral degree based in part upon a psychological dissertation, or from a program primarily psychological in nature and conferred by a regionally accredited graduate or professional school.
  • Prior status as an APA Member for at least one year.
  • Active engagement at the time of nomination in the advancement of psychology in any of its aspects.
  • Five years of acceptable professional experience subsequent to the granting of the doctoral degree.
  • Evidence of unusual and outstanding contribution or performance in the field of psychology.

Members nominated for Fellow Status through AP-LS must provide evidence of unusual and outstanding contributions in the area of psychology and law.

The deadline for receipt of all application materials (nominee’s materials and endorsers’ materials) is December 15.

For application materials and information about how to apply, please go to APA Fellows.

For further information about the application process, please contact Dr. Dale McNiel, Chair of the Fellows Committee.