Levels of IPSA Membership

Certified (Full) Members:
For working professional surrogate partners whose training and ethics have been evaluated by IPSA.  IPSA Certified Surrogate Partners agree to honor the IPSA Code of Ethics, and to be routinely evaluated for competence and professionalism by their peers.

Therapist Member:
For therapists with expertise in surrogate partner therapy.

Intern Member:
For trainees who have successfully begun or are ready to begin Internship – the second stage of IPSA training for Surrogate Partners. Intern members agree to comply with the IPSA Code of Ethics, to accurately identify themselves as Interns, and to participate in multiple levels of supervision until they have successfully completed Internship and been approved for Certification.

Associate Member:
This membership category is for former certified members and other colleagues who wish to support the mission and activities of IPSA.

Application Process

Please direct membership and certification questions and applications to the IPSA Membership Committee.

Requirements for each category of membership and application forms are available on this site, on our Applications page.