Candidate members can upgrade their membership to active 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, no fee will be assessed. 

To upgrade from Candidate to Active membership, you will need to:

 Be current with dues and meeting attendance requirements
 Send a letter to jeff@aossm.org or via regular mail stating who you are certified with, and when you became certified
 Attach a copy of the letter you received by the certifying board

 
For more information or to submit your application contact Jeff BoyleCoordinator of Member Services and Programs.