Available to licensed physicians who live and are trained outside the United States and Canada who devote the majority of their professional activity to child and adolescent psychiatry; and have graduated from an international medical school listed in the World Health Organization Directory and completed acceptable training in general psychiatry, and acceptable training in child and adolescent psychiatry. International members must possess a valid license in good standing in their country of graduation or locality of practice.
Membership Application Requirements
- Completed and signed membership application
- Total membership fees
- Verification of the following qualifications:
- Graduated from an international medical school listed in the World Health Organization Directory
- Completed acceptable training in general psychiatry, and acceptable training in child and adolescent psychiatry
- Possess a valid license in good standing in their country of graduation or locality of practice, as verified by one of the following:
- i. Certification from the national medical association in the country of practice attesting to the applicant's valid authorization to practice medicine without limitation;
- ii. Certification from the registry or licensing authority of the country of practice attesting to the applicant's valid license in good standing
(Note: Application form is at the bottom of the page.)
International membership fees are based on your country of residence income classification as defined by the World Bank.
|Upper Middle Income
|Lower Middle Income
*Applications submitted after June 30th are only required to pay half of the annual membership fee for the current year.
Explore the Benefits of General Membership
- Online access to the complete Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry archive library and access to published articles available before print.
- Annual subscription to AACAP News, the highly informative and topical bi-monthly members-only magazine. Members also have online access to features available through AACAP.org.
- Free online access to the Child and Adolescent Clinics of North America, including expert reviews on current, practical information on the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric conditions affecting children and adolescents (does not include 8 most recent issues).
- Diverse variety of flexible CME opportunities, including the Annual Meeting, JAACAP articles, and Lifelong Learning Institutes.
- 50% savings on the Maintenance of Certification modules and dedicated staff support to help navigate through recertification requirements.
- Tri-weekly AACAP News Clips offering news regarding children, adolescents, and families' mental health services and issues from around the world wide web.
- Invaluable resources to manage providing health care, financing, and Systems of Care, including the CPT Codes Information and Module, online webinars, and access to service instruments such as the CASII and ECSII.
- Substantially reduced registration fees for the AACAP Annual Meeting as well as other AACAP-sponsored meetings. Members also enjoy access to past annual meeting proceedings abstracts.
- Career advancing opportunities using JobSource, our popular members-only online resource for job searches and placement.
- Member listing in the Membership Directory and the Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Finder, the online referral directory available to the public. Note: the Membership Directory is only available to AACAP members.
- Online access to members-only services on AACAP.org.
Opportunities to Get Involved
- Utilize available funds and awards to support research, training, and initiatives to foster the development of early career psychiatrists.
- Participate in the peer review process of the AACAP guidelines, Practice Parameters, designed to assist physicians in providing high quality assessment and treatment.
- Advocate on behalf of the children and families affected by mental illness. AACAP offers support and tools for state and national advocacy covering issues relevant to child and adolescent psychiatry, including the Legislative Action Center.
- Learn about the influences for access to care for mental illnesses and gain support in meeting the daily challenges of a changing healthcare environment. The AACAP offers assistance to members by providing a wide variety of practice information, including resources that can be used in practice or for families.
- Volunteer to serve on any of the committees, task forces, work groups, or special interest groups available through AACAP.
- Connect with culturally diverse families by taking advantage of AACAP resources made available in a variety of languages, including English, Spanish, and Chinese.
- Contribute and help AACAP promote the healthy development of children, adolescents, and families through advocacy, education, and research, and to meet the professional needs of child and adolescent psychiatrists throughout their careers.
There are two easy ways to join the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.