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Join the Division of Occupational Psychology

Membership of the Division of Occupational Psychology is only open to members of the British Psychological Society.

If you are not already a member you can join the DOP at the same time as applying for membership of the society.

There are three grades of divisional membership:

  • Full Divisional membership - £40

    For fully qualified psychologists who are eligible for Chartered Status.

  • In-training Divisional membership - £20 (free for current MSc students)

    For psychologists in-training who hold Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership and are working towards Chartered status and Full Divisional membership.

  • General Divisional membership -£15

    For members who are not currently eligible for the above grades, to join as a General Member.

Apply to join the DOP (students, affiliates, e-subscribers)

Apply to join the DOP (graduate, chartered, and in-training members)

Benefits of DOP membership

  • Monthly Newsletter, keeping you up to date with developments and opportunities in the Division.
  • Awards to recognise excellence in our profession.
  • Events for Continuing Professional Development, with preferential rates for members.
  • Local networking events and activities throughout the country.
  • An Annual Conference.
  • Electronic copies of the Division's publication, Occupational Psychology Outlook (OPO).
  • The opportunity to be involved in one of our many groups and sub-committees who bring together academics and practitioners to further our work in specific areas. 

Volunteering with the DOP

The work of the Division is largely achieved through the dedication of unpaid volunteers. Our volunteers come from a wide range of different backgrounds, whether they be practitioners or academics, or full members or in-training members. 

The DOP is establishing new groups that members can join as volunteers.

Benefits of volunteering

There are many benefits to volunteering:

  • Attendance at a variety of events
  • Contributing to the future of the profession and future practitioners
  • Developing broader work-based competencies, e.g. team working, project management, resource planning, financial management, and leadership
  • Evidence for the Qualification in Occupational Psychology (Stage 2), or as it is known Chartership and continuing professional development with the Health and Care Professions Council
  • Networking - with both psychologists and non-psychologists

The DOP relies on a wide range of people getting involved. It is an open and inclusive community, just like the profession it represents. The only requirement is that you are a member of the Division, and further guidance is presented depending on your level of membership and experience in the Division. 

It doesn't matter if you just starting out in your career or have many years of experience, whether you are academic or practitioner, we will have a suitable role for you. Some roles require lots of time, but others can be for a few hours.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected]