Welcome to your new centralised hub for member resources and benefits.
Here you'll find useful links, documents, and information about the variety of benefits and opportunities which Society membership gives you.
Why not start by accessing the lastest Member Update for details of the Society's latest activities and developments?
Or perhaps you're interested in finding out more about the variety of Publications which are available to you as a BPS member?
You can also search PsychSource directly to explore the variety of journals, books, and associated resources to which we provide access.
For an overview of the benefits on offer, please consult the Member Benefits Grid, or check out one of the tabs below for more detailed information on the advantages and rewards available to you.
All our members, plus our Affiliate Subscribers, are able to make use of the myCPD online planning system to keep track of their ongoing professional development.
Student, Graduate, and Chartered members are eligible for discounted access to a number of our workshops.
e-Learning course discounts
All members and subscribers are eligible to receive a discount on any e-learning courses which we provide.
|Affiliate Subscriber||10% discount|
|Student Member||55% discount|
|Graduate Member||25% discount|
|Chartered Member||25% discount|
The Society works with three insurers to provide preferential rates to our members.
For more details, contact the insurers directly:
One of the benefits of BPS Membership is the use of officially recognised titles and designations, and our members are encouraged to use them as a mark of their status, experience, and professionalism.
For information on how to use the appropriate titles and/or designations in your official correspondence, please click the appropriate membership grade below.
Graduate members are entitled and encouraged to use their designatory letters MBPsS after their name.
- Mrs A. Smith MBPsS
Chartered members are entitled and encouraged to use the designation CPsychol after their name, along with the term ‘Chartered Psychologist’.
Dr A. Smith CPsychol
Chartered Psychologist Logo
Chartered members are entitled to use the Chartered Psychologist/s logo, subject to adherence with the principles, regulations and guidance outlined here.
To download the appropriate logo(s) (sign-in required) please click the link(s) below:
Honorary members are entitled and encouraged to use their respective designations of HonMBPsS (Honorary Life Member) or HonFBPsS (Honorary Fellow), in addition to any other designations they may have.
Dr. A. Smith CPsychol HonMBPsS
Dr. A. Smith CPsychol HonFBPsS FBPsS
Fellows of the Society may use the designatory letters FBPsS, in addition to any other designations they may have.
Dr. A. Smith CPsychol FBPsS
Associate Fellows of the Society may use the designatory letters AFBPsS, in addition to any other designations they may have.
Dr. A. Smith CPsychol AFBPsS
The BPS hosts over 100 events annually, including conferences, lectures, and workshops, which offer the perfect opportunity for you to begin building a network of colleagues and contacts.
Why not join over 7,000 other delegates, all from a wide range of specialisms, who attend and enjoy our full range of events?
Our geographical branches exist to help you meet and exchange ideas with others in your local area.
Joining one of our Member Networks is a key way to further your professional interests by sharing your knowledge with your colleagues, or by learning more about our support groups for undergraduates, postgraduates, and trainees.
By joining and accessing the variety of Divisions, Sections, and Groups avilable you will be able to acquire additional knowledge, information, support, and benefits related to your specific area(s) of interest and stay up to date with developments within your specific field(s).
List of Chartered Members
All Chartered Members are automatically added to the List of Chartered Members, which can be searched by anyone who wishes to check the chartered status of a psychologist.
Directory of Chartered Psychologists/Directory of Expert Witnesses
You can advertise your services and contact details to the public on the Society’s most established lists:
The annual fee is £28.
Please note: we are currently updating the Directory of Chartered Psychologists.
Over the next few weeks you will not be able to apply for this online, but if you would like to make an application prior to the new Directory being launched please contact the Membership Team for a form.
External Examiners / VNC Examiners
This searchable list includes details of members who have expressed an interest in providing services as an external examiner and/or viva examiner.
Join the Directory of Voluntary Careers Speakers
The Directory of Voluntary Careers Speakers (DVCS) lists Society members who are happy to give careers talks to schools and other institutions.
To contact voluntary careers speakers please click here to search the directory.
How do I become a Voluntary Careers Speaker?
Becoming a Voluntary Careers Speaker is a great way to share your knowledge and personal experience and to help inspire the next generation. It is also a great addition to your CV.
If you choose to attend an event we can provide you with a selection of the Society’s careers materials and other promotional leaflets.
Once you become a Voluntary Careers Speaker your profile will be available to view on the internet by members of the public.
To join the DVCS please download and complete an application form, then return it to:
The British Psychological Society
St Andrews House
48 Princess Road East
For further information about the DVCS contact the Society’s Help Desk.
The Society will now subsidise the Article Publication Charge (APC) in our own 11 journals for Graduate and Chartered members who are corresponding authors of accepted papers.
We will cover 100% of the APC making your accepted article open access and freely available for the journals listed below.
All articles will be subject to the usual review process and terms and conditions, and authors will retain copyright.
- British Journal of Clinical Psychology
- British Journal of Developmental Psychology
- British Journal of Educational Psychology
- British Journal of Health Psychology
- British Journal of Social Psychology
- British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology
- British Journal of Psychology
- Journal of Neuropsychology
- Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology
- Legal and Criminological Psychology
- Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice
To take advantage of this offer select the British Psychological Society as your funder when prompted on the Wiley submission system.
For further information please contact the Membership Team.
The Society makes available numerous grants and funding opportunities to our registered members (selected schemes only for Student Members).
For more information on the opportunities on offer and how to apply, please consult the 'Grants' tab here.
The Inland Revenue has agreed to allow tax relief on all membership subscription fees, including division, section, special group and journal payments.
Below is an extract from the Inland Revenue to the Marketing and Promotions Officer dated 4 March 2004:
'Approval under Section 18 Finance Act 1958 (now Section 344 of the Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003) was granted to the Society in 1959. This means that members may claim tax relief for their annual membership subscriptions (core subscription). It has been decided that this approval should be extended to include any additional annual subscription for membership of a division, section or special group. The extension also includes any additional subscription paid by members for any of the Society's publications.'
To claim, you should either list these payments in your annual tax return or write to your tax office with details of the total amounts paid, what they were and your membership number. Your tax code will be adjusted accordingly.
For more information on how to claim, contact our Subscriptions Department:
Tel: +44(0)195 221 4066
Email: [email protected]
The Society is able to obtain standard (£65) and enhanced DBS (£85) checks on behalf of our members and subscribers. If you are not a current member you will need to join the Society prior to undertaking this process.
The procedure is simple – all you have to do is contact the Membership Team who will then send you the details you need in order to go online and complete the application form.
Once you have completed the online form you will need to send original copies of your ID documents and the required payment to the Society.
We will then verify and submit your check for further and final processing.
If you are self-employed or training on one of the Society qualifications this could be the simplest way to obtain a DBS check.
If you require this check for enrolment on a Society qualification then you will need to undertake an enhanced check.
Please note – your DBS check may be delayed if it has to go to the Metropolitan (Met) police. More information regarding this can be found at this link.
Please don’t hesitate to contact the Membership Team with any additional queries you may have.
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