Membership of the AEP is open to qualified educational psychologists who are registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) or trainee educational psychologists who are currently following an approved professional training course in educational psychology.
It is the only trade union and professional association in the UK organised exclusively for and by Educational Psychologists. There are two active branches of the AEP in the North East and North West which meet regularly to discuss union issues. They also often organise a programme of speakers and, occasionally, study days.The AEP's journal, Educational Psychology in Practice, is published on a quarterly basis. Whilst the NEC has ultimate responsibility for the publication, editorial control is delegated to the Editorial Board.