General Members are practicing psychiatrists who have completed an acceptable residency training program in psychiatry, and hold either a valid Nevada license to practice medicine or an academic, research, or governmental position that does not require licensure.
Early Career Psychiatrists (ECPs) are General Members of the APA who are within their first seven years after completion of training (ACGME accredited residency/fellowship). Dues are reduced for the first six years of General Membership to ease the financial burdens of early career psychiatrists.
The APA and the District Branches/State Associations have a dual membership requirement. Members must join both organizations.