Procedure for applying for membership
The leadership of the association is responsible for the maintenance of the membership standards thereby insuring that the association remains a peer group. Candidates are nominated by an existing member.
Standards for business owners include minimum revenues ($1.0 million), position in the company (a principle shareholder), and length of ownership (a minimum of five years).
Standards for professional members include 15 years in their discipline and the professional member category is limited to a maximum of 20% of the membership.