Membership Information

The National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN) seeks to advance neuropsychology as a science and health profession, to promote human welfare, and to generate and disseminate knowledge of brain-behavior relationships through:

  • Professional Development
  • Education & Training
  • Research
  • Ethical Standards
  • Diversity
  • Student Support
  • Legislative Action

Benefits of Membership

  • Complimentary electronic subscription to the Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology (a $350 value)
  • Up to 40% discount on DistanCE online learning opportunities (one course could save $300
  • Reduced registration rates for Conferences (up to $150 savings)
  • Access to NeuroNetwork, NAN's online community dedicated to member conversations and interactions
  • Exclusive access to professional resources including continuous updates on CPT Codes, CMS requirements, HIPPA, insurance primers, sample letters and forms for use in private practice settings, and handouts and brochures for patients and physicians
  • Eligibility for Fellow membership status in recognition of professional members who have contributed significantly to the science and/or profession of neuropsychology
  • Volunteer opportunities to help shape the field of neuropsychology while networking with your colleagues and acquiring new business contacts
  • Advocacy on behalf of clinical neuropsychology and consumers of neuropsychological services

Membership Levels

Professional Members shall have completed academic coursework and training in the assessment or remediation of neuropsychological conditions and hold a doctoral degree from an accredited university. While it is expected that the primary area of focus of training and experience falls in the general discipline of psychology, individuals with doctoral degrees in related disciplines with relevant experience and training in neuropsychology at the doctoral or postdoctoral level may also be considered for membership. Applicants shall have worked in settings where such knowledge is applied for a minimum of three years, two of which must be postdoctoral.

Associate Members are required to hold a master’s degree in psychology or a related discipline, or hold a doctoral degree in psychology or a related discipline with less than three years of experience in Neuropsychology. Associate members do not have voting privileges, may not hold office; but they may be members of committees.

Affiliate Membership is open to those individuals who are interested in clinical neuropsychology and wish to maintain continuing contact with the field, but whose training may preclude them from membership at other levels. Affiliates do not have voting privileges, may not hold office or be members of committees.

Post-Doctoral Resident Membership is available for two years after completion of a doctoral degree in psychology for those who are completing post-doctoral supervision/studies leading to psychology licensure. Student members who meet the eligibility requirements for Post-Doctoral Resident status may make application to the Membership Committee by written request and verification that the aforementioned criterion has been met. Post-Doctoral Resident members are eligible to serve on NAN Committees, although voting privileges and holding office is reserved for Professional and Fellow level members.

Student (Pre-Doctoral) Membership is open to individuals attending full-time programs leading to an undergraduate or graduate degree from a regionally accredited college or University. Those who have completed related doctoral programs, are refocusing their completed doctoral training with additional coursework or certification in neuropsychology, and/or are currently completing post-doctoral training may instead apply for post-doctoral resident, affiliate, or associate membership, as relevant. Student members are eligible to serve on NAN committees, although voting privileges and holding office is reserved for Professional and Fellow level members.

Annual Fee Schedule

Application fee and annual dues for Professional, Associate, and Affiliate Membership.......$150

Application fee and annual dues for Trainee Membership (Student & Post-Doctoral Resident).......$60 

If accepted for membership, the non-refundable fee is applied to the first year membership dues.

How to Apply

All applicants must submit:

All applicants shall submit ONE completed and signed application form and ONE curriculum vitae. Applicants for membership at the Professional, Associate and Post-Doctoral levels require sponsorship by two individuals with expertise in neuropsychology, one of whom must be a member in good standing with the National Academy of Neuropsychology, Division 40 of the American Psychological Association, or the International Neuropsychological Society. Applicants for membership at the student level must obtain a signature from a training director, advisor, faculty member or university registrar who can attest to pre-doctoral student status. Post-Doctoral Resident level applicants must provide documentation of post-doctoral status.

Membership Upgrade

The membership upgrade procedure requires that you submit the following (to the NAN Office, as listed above):

  • a letter formally requesting the change in status;
  • a copy of your current curriculum vitae; and
  • completed and signed Membership Upgrade Application.

When these materials are received, your request will be processed by the Membership Committee and you will be notified as soon as possible of the decision regarding your request. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the NAN Office at