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Membership Renewal Process

OSPA is excited to now provide the option of online membership renewals via Visa or Mastercard in addition to the traditional paper application.  To join or renew your membership, please follow the procedure below:

 1. To join/renew via check, purchase order or credit card, please download and print out the paper application. To renew online via credit card, please continue to item #2.

2.  If you are new to OSPA and have never been a member in the past, please complete and submit a paper application to have an account created. 

3.  If you have forgotten your username or password, click here.  If you have never logged into the OSPA website or require additional assistance, please contact the OSPA Office for login credentials.

4.  For those who have logged into the website in the past, please take a moment to update your "Home/Mailing Info" to ensure you receive your membership materials and publications. 

5.  When the above are completed, you may proceed to renew your membership.

Membership Categories

Full Member ($120.00)

Eligible to vote in OSPA elections
Eligible to hold office
Eligible to serve as committee chairperson

Student Member ($35.00)

Enrolled for a minimum of 6 semester hours in a university program and not employed full time.
Intern school psychologists are not eligible for this category.

Intern Member ($35.00)

Employed as an intern school psychologist during the membership year.
Eligible to vote in the OSPA elections.

First Full Year Post Intern Member ($90.00)

Eligible to vote in OSPA elections
Eligible to hold office
Eligible to serve as committee chairperson
For student/intern members during their first year of professional employment following the completion of the state school psychology internship.

Retired Member ($65.00

A professional who, due to age, disability, or length of service, is no longer in full-time service as a school psychologist in a school system.
Eligible for Full Member services.

Unemployed Member ($65.00)

Unemployed but otherwise eligible for Full Member status.

Affiliate Member ($65.00)

Professional possessing a bachelor's degree, or higher, and having a professional interest in the field of psychology.
Not eligible for other membership categories.

Honorary Life Member

An honor bestowed by the OSPA Executive Board to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession. 

Eligibility for membership in all categories requires recommendations of the Membership Committee and approval by the Executive Board.

Membership Benefits

Subscription to The Ohio School Psychologist, quarterly publication of OSPA, which includes current legislative updates

Personal access to the OSPAOnline Members Only webpages with current legislative information, the OSPA Job Forum, OSPA directories, and much more

Access to the OSPA Listserv, an online community of more than 500 Ohio school psychologists

Reduced registration fees at conferences and workshops

Ohio Department of Education approved Continuing Education Units for professional development activities

Membership Surveys

Organizational membership in Ohio Coalition for the Education of Handicapped Children

Liaison with NASP, IUC, ODE, OPA, OPSO, and regional affiliations

Opportunity to serve on OSPA committees, working on pertinent issues for school psychologists

Purpose of the Association

The Purpose of The Ohio School Psychologists Association Is:


To promote constructive action in meeting the educational and mental health needs of children;

To encourage the writing, publication and distribution of information contributing to the extension and enhancement of the body of knowledge within the field;

To provide opportunities for the professional growth of school psychology;

To promote the advancement of ethical, legal and technical standards of professional school psychology;

To promote the profession of school psychology.