The following benefits have been designed with the member in mind. We encourage you to become familiar with these services and benefits and use them to the fullest to get the most out of your WSPA membership.
Throughout the year you receive the WSPA Newsletter, the Association's quarterly newsletter, that helps keep you current on the latest research and practitioner information, and provides news on bills and regulations affecting the profession.
Legislative Monitoring and Action
In addition to providing liaison with various state departments, boards and commissions, WSPA also monitors and may advocate for legislation that can affect school psychologists. Our WSPA public affairs counselor appreciates you and your professional interests when examining action in the State Legislature.
WSPA members receive discounted rates to WSPA-sponsored conferences and have credit-earning opportunities in WSPA sponsored summer institutes.
Information & Referral
You have access to the Association's information and referral services, including more than a dozen committees and advisory groups designed to address specific aspects of school psychology and Association activities.
Public Awareness Campaign
WSPA works to target information to specific groups and audiences including legislators, media representatives, school administrators, parents, and teachers about the profession and school psychology's valuable contribution to the educational process.
There are 15 WSPA regional groups. These local groups offer members a venue to gather and share information and resources with colleagues. Delegates to national and international professional associations provide cohesive web of knowledge of macrocosm of professional activity.
Professional Preparation & Training, Student Representation
WSPA collaborates with training programs to enhance education, work on initiatives, and link newly trained professionals to their state professional development association.
Full Member ($70)
A member of WSPA who is certified by the Wisconsin DPI as a school psychologist, licensed by the Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing for the private practice of school psychology, or primarily engaged in training of school psychologists at a university in Wisconsin.
Intern Member ($50)
A member of WSPA who is currently enrolled in an internship through a training program in school psychology.
Student Member ($30)
A member of WSPA who is currently enrolled in a doctoral or specialist level training program in school psychology and not yet licensed by the Wisconsin DPI. Student membership status requires annual verification by signature of a university supervisor.
Leave Status ($40)
Leave status is granted for a full member who does not currently practice school psychology and who is experiencing a reduction in income as determined by the Membership Committee. Full members on leave status retain access to WSPA membership benefits and voting status as full members.
Associate Member ($55)
An associate member possesses a bachelor’s degree, or higher, and has a professional interest in the field of school psychology, but is NOT a licensed school psychologist nor eligible for another membership category. Applicants are eligible for associate membership pending approval by the Membership Committee. An annual dues rate for associate membership shall be set by the Board of Directors.
A Retired Membership shall be granted by the board of directors upon request following retirement of full time professional activity. The individual may only be engaged in consulting or other paid professional activity less than 15 hours per week. The board of directors shall determine a nominal dues rate for Retired Membership.