IPPA Professional Membership

General IPPA Membership Policies and Guidelines:

Anniversary Memberships

All IPPA memberships run for a period of either one (1) or two (2) calendar years, depending on the membership type. All IPPA memberships begin on the date of purchase and subsequent renewals will extend membership for one or two calendar years from the anniversary date of your first membership purchase.

Developing Country Discount

Residents of developing countries are eligible for a 50% discount on any of the IPPA membership categories. To qualify, individuals must have a primary residence address within a country recognized as “Developing” by The UN. The countries identified as developing by region on that UN page are eligible for the discount. If your country is a UN documented developing country and not on this list, please contact us with that documentation.

To receive the discount, please select the membership of your choice and enter the discount code DC-DEV COUNTRY (case-sensitive) when prompted during the checkout process.

Code of Conduct
Members are expected to adhere to IPPA’s Code of Conduct, in addition to respective terms of use of certain of IPPA’s products, programs, events, and services, whether provided by IPPA or through any permitted third party providers and vendors.

IPPA Professional Membership

Outstanding benefits and network for only $135 USD per year (or $240 USD for two-years).

Join a vibrant community of scholars, practitioners, students, and everyone interested in the science and practice of positive psychology! As an IPPA member, you receive outstanding benefits. You can connect, learn, and grow with thousands of peers around the world, find new colleagues, mentor students, and be part of a global community with members in over 70 countries around the world. You can also chat, share, and connect with others in our members-only Engage online community, access resources, receive discounts, and participate in professional development programs provided by one of our six Divisions (clinical, work and organizations, spirituality and meaning, education, health and wellbeing, or student-run programs) – to help you advance and thrive.

Is an IPPA Professional Membership right for you?

The IPPA Professional Membership is for anyone with interest in positive psychology. As a member, you become part of a growing community and you can join some of our Divisions. The cost for a professional membership is only $135 USD annually (or $240 USD for a two-year professional membership).


Virtual Learning Library

As a member of IPPA, you gain exclusive access to presentations, content, webinars, and more within the IPPA Virtual Learning Library.  This members-only area of the website contains hundreds of videos and other resources on positive psychology research and interventions.

Special Discounts

You receive substantial discounts on registration fees to the IPPA World Congress (which attracts thousands from around the world), along with discounts to other IPPA events.

Positive Psychology Leader Series (PPLS)

You receive access and invitations to conversations and Q&A discussions with leading researchers and practitioners in the Positive Psychology Leader Series (PPLS), an IPPA open-conversation program that highlights the newest research and applications across the world of positive psychology and related fields, and the people behind it.

Engage – Online Community and Collaboration
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Access to IPPA’s online member community, IPPA Engage, where members can introduce themselves with a dedicated member profile, find colleagues through a member database, share their work in the repository, and participate in the discussion forum.

Professional Divisions (Special Interest Groups – SIGs)

As a member of IPPA, you can opt to join a division (a special interest group), where our members from around the world can collaborate on a variety of interdisciplinary projects such as World Congress sessions, awards, publications, and conferences, or educational webinars, and more.

Monthly News Round-Up (MNR)

The Monthly News Round-up (MNR) is a members-only email newsletter detailing news and happenings within IPPA and across the field of positive psychology.  It features information about upcoming events, webinars and programs, as well as a variety of educational features, funding opportunities, conference updates, and other information from around the world.