Revised to take effect for 2012-2013 IAAP Year
In order to qualify as a 2012-2013 Member of Excellence, the criteria (except #1 and #5) must be met in the 2012-2013 fiscal year. Only criteria #6 is a mandatory requirement.
Revisions and clarifications to the 2012-2013 criteria are identified by bold/underlined text
IAAP Headquarters Membership Department reserves the right to request original documentation of criteria earned.
Revised Criteria as of July 1, 2012
A Member of Excellence will receive a certificate (first four years), Pathways to Excellence certificate cover, and Member of Excellence pin (the fifth year).
A Member of Excellence will attain a minimum of 8 of the following 11 criteria:
- Hold a current IAAP Certification (i.e. CAP as prescribed by the new curriculum.)
- Download the Member of Excellence Commitment form; sign and date the form
- Actively participate in the IAAP web community forum discussions or write an article during the current fiscal year (minimum 200 words), and have it published in an IAAP publication (chapter, division, or international level.) Recommending another author’s article does not qualify.
- Attend at least one professional educational workshop, seminar, webinar or conference (at least 60 minutes in length) and provide a short paragraph on how the training relates to your job or your role in IAAP. It can be an IAAP or non-IAAP workshop, seminar, or conference; however, it cannot be included in your calculations to meet the requirement of criterion #9.
- Hold a degree from an accredited college or university, or complete a certificate program (a minimum of one year in length) from an accredited college or
university or hold a Microsoft certification earned within the last five years.
- Pay membership dues on or before anniversary date. This criterion is a mandatory requirement. This mandatory
requirement will be waived in the case of new members joining IAAP in the current IAAP fiscal year who want to
work towards becoming a Member of Excellence.
- Serve as a chapter, division, or international officer, committee chair, or committee member. Serve on an
international subcommittee or task force. Serve on a college/university advisory board for the office
administrative program. (Any one of the above)
- Conduct a public presentation, program or training at least 60 minutes in length. (Note that the presentation
does not need to qualify for recertification points).
- Attend a minimum of eight (8) IAAP chapter, division or international sponsored meetings, programs or events
(any combination; limit of two Headquarters training webinars can be included here, per fiscal year.) These
meetings, programs, or events cannot include an event used to meet the requirement of criterion #4.
- Recruit at least one new member.
- Integrate IAAP membership and involvement into annual performance plan or review.
Member Commitment Form
Wondering about the audit procedures?
Download Criteria, Audit Suggestions and Evaluation Forms here
Example Member of Excellence Validation Spreadsheet
Member of Excellence Validation Spreadsheet
IAAP Standards of Integrity Statement