Professional Development

  • Annual conference in October featuring the presentation of successful programs, effective resources, nationally known speakers, and networking opportunities.
  • Webinars on timely topics, most of which are free to NAPSA members and others that are offered at discounted rates.
  • The TidBits monthly newsletter comes out at the beginning of each month with a rotating theme, the latest news from across the country and Capitol Hill, legal and legislative issues, agency information, resources from sponsors and nationally recognized leaders in the field of pupil services, and other important considerations.
  • The NAPSA Review monthly newsletter comes out in the middle of each month and provides updates on items that were featured in the TidBits or that have surfaced since the TidBits were disseminated.
  • The NAPSA News is published quarterly and provides resources, salient information and reports that provide in-depth analyses of current field-related issues.
  • Representation at the national level via NAPSA’s membership in National Alliance of Specialized Instructional Support Personnel (NASISP) and other like-minded organizations.
  • Influence important legislative and regulatory processes in Washington, DC through NAPSA’s Legislative and Public Policy Advisor.
  • Updates on legal issues impacting student services.
  • Information on regional and national professional development opportunities.
  • Access to research-based best practices across pupil services disciplines.
  • Access to “members only” website information.


  • Networking opportunities and activities at the annual conference and through webinars and other NAPSA-related functions throughout the year.
  • A NAPSA Membership Directory of all NAPSA members can be obtained through the NAPSA office by contacting


NAPSA is a longtime member in good standing of the Trust for Insuring Educators (TIE), which is a consortium of professional educational associations dedicated to offering the most advantageous insurance coverages to its many members. Forest T. Jones Co. (FTJ) of Kansas City, Missouri is the administrator for this program. Each NAPSA member that is in good standing and qualifies for such is provided a free Educator Liability and Job Protection Policy through this insurance program.

To access and review your insurance opportunities, please click on the following web address, designed especially for members of NAPSA:

Membership in the Association is open to:

  • School district administrative personnel who are officially designated as having district-wide (or, in large school systems: sub district-wide, region-wide, or level-wide) administrative responsibility and provide professional leadership for staff in one or more areas of pupil services as listed; and/or
  • Professional personnel of universities, county, state, regional or federal departments of education who are officially designated as having administrative responsibility and/or provide professional leadership in the development of programs of pupil services, or the professional preparation of pupil services staff and administrators; and/or
  • Persons who do not meet the above requirements but in the opinion of the membership chairperson merit special consideration for membership to the mutual benefit of both the association and the applicant.

Institutional Membership

Educational entities including but not limited to school districts, colleges, universities and county, state, regional or federal departments of education may enroll up to five (5) members through each Institutional Membership. Members shall have all the privileges as pertain to Regular Me

Associate Members

Associate members, as defined below, shall pay 75% of the dues of regular members, are not eligible to hold elective office, and are not eligible to vote on Association business:

  • Former members in good standing who have accepted new positions which do not meet the Regular Membership criteria but want to remain in pupil services and the activities of NAPSA.
  • Representatives designated as having administrative responsibilities in organizations, agencies, or institutions whose professional goals and purposes are highly compatible with those of NAPSA.

Student Membership

Student membership is open to professional educators or educators-in-training whose interests are compatible with the purposes of NAPSA.

Honorary Membership

Honorary Membership in this Association shall be open to former members in good standing who have retired but remain interested in pupil services and the activities of NAPSA.