Inactive Status Guidelines

Registered Psychologists and Psychological Associates, who wish to temporarily
inactivate their PAM membership may do so, according to the guidelines listed
below. Please be aware that Inactive Status is time-limited and must receive prior
PAM Executive Council approval before coming into effect. Applications to
inactivate a membership will be considered on a case by case basis. Please
contact the Registrar ( if you wish to inactivate your membership.

  1. Only Psychologist and Psychological Associate
    members are eligible;
  2. Inactive status is for a minimum of six months;
  3. Inactive status is for a maximum of two years;
  4. Must be requested in writing and in advance of the
    annual renewal (once fees are paid they are not
    refunded, but a reduced/prorated fee can be paid in
    advance/anticipation of inactive status);
  5. A minimum fee of $100 per year or part (not prorated)
    will be assessed to inactivate a membership;
  6. No CE requirement during inactive status (prorated if
    less than one year);
  7. Member must notify PAM immediately if they resume
    professional practice, or be subject to disciplinary
  8. No practice as a psychologist or psychological
    associate is permitted while inactive. This includes
    provision of psychological services, consultation,
    supervision, teaching of psychology, public
    presentations as a psychologist, etc. For the purposes
    of inactive status, "practice" will be interpreted to mean
    any activity which could reasonably be construed as
    psychological, or for which a complaint could be made
    to the Psychological Association of Manitoba or any
    other psychology regulatory board;
  9. If the member is registered/licensed as a psychologist
    or psychological associate in another jurisdiction, and
    is actively practicing in that jurisdiction, they are not
    eligible for inactive status. In those cases "out-of
    province psychologist" would be the appropriate
    category of registration.