Candidate members can upgrade their membership to Active/Associate status after a time period of two years. The maximum time to remain a candidate member is 5 years before having to pay a fee for a membership upgrade. If you upgrade before 5 years, then no fee will be assessed.
To upgrade from Candidate to Active or Associate membership, a letter must be sent to Debbie@aossm.org or via regular mail stating who you are certified with, and when you became certified. A copy of the letter you received by the certifying board will also be accepted.
For more information or to submit your application contact Debbie Czech
, Manager of Membership Services.