Membership Frequently Asked Questions

What does PAA do?

The PAA is the voice of, and for, psychology in Alberta. The PAA:

  • Provides public information about psychology
  • Sponsors professional development activities for psychologists
  • Publishes a quarterly newsletter for members
  • Operates a province-wide referral service
  • Advocates for psychology in Alberta
  • Advocates for Consumers of psychotherapy, psychological, and mental health services.


Does PAA issue my license to practice psychology in Alberta?

No. Licences are issued by the College of Alberta Psychologists.


What does the College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP) do?

The mandate of the college is to serve the interests of the public, and guide the profession of psychology. It is the regulatory and disciplinary body for psychologists. The college is responsible for ensuring standards of practice of psychology and issuing licenses to practice psychology in Alberta.


Is PAA Membership mandatory for psychologists?

No. PAA membership is voluntary.


What are the Membership types?

Information regarding the different categories of membership can be found here.


Who can join PAA?

Psychologists, individuals with an interest in psychology, professionals working in the psychology field, and psychology students can join PAA. For details on our membership categories, click here.


How much is a membership with PAA?

Information regarding the membership fees for the current year can be found here.


Why should I join PAA?

There are many benefits to joining PAA. Detailed Information regarding membership benefits can be found here.


How long does my membership last?

The PAA membership year runs from April 1st to March 31st each year.


How do I join PAA?

You can submit an online application for membership or a manual application form