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To become a Fellow, a Member must have at least two of the following:
There is a 30-day review period for the district branch to offer comments about the Fellowship candidate.
To become an International Fellow, you must be:
Individuals from countries against which the United States Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control has issued comprehensive sanctions (including Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria and the Crimea Region of Ukraine) are eligible to receive information and informational materials only, as allowed by the exemptions within the relevant OFAC sanctions programs and are ineligible to apply for these designations.
Approval by the APA Membership Committee takes place in in the fall, and approval by the APA Board of Trustees takes place in December.
To create your application and for further resources, click My Applications from the dashboard, followed by selecting Fellow of the APA (FAPA) from Your Application Options.
*Applications must be submitted to APA by September 1*
|Mid-February-August||Open period to apply for Fellow of the APA (FAPA). District branched recieve listing eligible members that are in good standing. APA recommends a thorough review of this list to ensure accuracy and to identify potential ideal candidates. International members may contact APA Membership to confirm eligibility for International Fellow of the APA (IFAPA).
||Deadline for receipt of completed application. Those being sent via fax and/or mail must be postmarked by this date.
|October||The APA Membership Committee scores each application and makes recommendations to the APA Board of Trustees.
||The APA Board of Trustees votes on the Membership Committee’s recommendations.
|December-January||District Branches and applicants are notified of approval/deferral status for FAPA/IFAPA.
|January||Members’ status officially updates on APA membership rolls.
|May||The Convocation of Distinguished Fellows to occur at the APA Annual Meeting. FAPA/IFAPA honorees are recognized and receive lapel pin.|
Click on the “Log in” button and enter your username and password.
Create your online application.
During the FAPA application cycle, your application can be saved as DRAFT until all the required information is completed. As each section is complete, you will see a appear in the category tab when the application is saved. At any time, you can download and print your application by clicking on the icon in the Application Summary section.
On completion, save your application as FINAL. Download and print a copy of your application for your records by clicking on the icon in the Application Summary section in the right column. Note: If an update is required prior to the Application closing, you can make the update and resave as FINAL.