The National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP) is an association desiring to:
1. Operate with a high level of ethical business practice,
2. Protect the dignity of their clients,
3. Offer a safe environment,
4. Provide quality care,
5. Support ethical guidelines, and
6. Follow professional standards.
It is important to remember that NATSAP’s is not an accrediting or licensing body.
NATSAP’s Membership Application herein is voluntary on the part of the applicant and is designed to offer membership on varied levels for eligible programs and schools desiring to become part of the Association. No guarantees of membership or membership levels are implied by this application.
Upon completion of the application, as noted above, the Membership Committee of NATSAP will review all submitted information and will make a recommendation to the NATSAP Board of Directors related to the awarding or denial of membership and will, upon a program or school’s acceptance into membership, note the category of membership per NATSAP membership criteria. The NATSAP membership year runs from July 1st through June 30th. Applications received and accepted prior to July 31st of each calendar year will be included in the current year printed directory. Directory information is posted to the NATSAP website, within two weeks following acceptance, year-round.
All applications and related documents must be signed by the Chief Executive Officer and must include all items from the checklist. Any items missing will result in significant delays in the review process.
NATSAP reserves the right to refuse membership for any reason including, but not limited to, any past/pending or future legal action taken against any organization affiliated with or applying for membership. It is the responsibility of the organization requesting membership to alert NATSAP of any pending legal issues that may impact the decision for membership.
**International program/school(s) must submit a letter of reference from a current NATSAP member program representative in good standing.