Join the Institute

There are four categories of membership of the Institute. Click here for the rules.

  • Chartered Members have Masters or Honours degrees and will have been supervised in their practice of Organisational Psychology (by a University through a Post Graduate Diploma in Organisational Psychology or by a supervisor under the Psychologist Board scheme, prior to 31 August 2015).
  • Academic Members are permanent staff members of a university and will have a PhD in an Organisational Psychology area, or have published in that area.
  • Affiliate members have post graduate qualifications or interest in the area but have not been supervised in their practice or are not practicing any more.
  • Student members will be completing post graduate studies in organisational psychology.

All applications will be reviewed by two members of the committee to assess whether an applicant meets the criteria set out in the rules for the category of membership they have applied for. Typically this will take less than one week.

How to Join

If you are not a member of the New Zealand Psychological Society (NZPsS) you will need to register before joining The Institute of Organisational Psychology. NZPsS membership gives you access to the on-line journals database, the New Zealand Journal of Psychology, and discounted professional indemnity insurance to name just a few of the benefits. You can use the 'find a chartered member button' to find members you know, to nominate you.
You can apply for membership of the NZPsS here

If you are already a member of the Society you can apply for membership of the Institute of Organisational Psychology (IOP) by filling out the IOP application form.

Both applications can be completed at the same time if you would like to join the Society and the Institute.

Other Benefits

We are also promoting the 'PsychDirect' service to members of the business community. If you are not already registered on this service and are in consulting, you can subscribe here.
The Institute of Organisational Psychology professional indemnity insurance is available to Chartered Members of the Institute. More information can be found in the Information Pack. Click here for an application form.