Completed application forms for either category of membership
should then be submitted to the Secretary and once received will be dealt with as follows:
Full Membership - When the Secretary receives an application for Full membership, the application will be assessed against the criteria set out in the Constitution and if appropriate a visit will be arranged so that at least two Full members of the Association, one of whom must be a Member of the Management Committee, can meet with the applicant at their location. The visiting members will assess the applicant organisation against the membership criteria and prepare a report which will then be presented to the Management Committee with a proposal and recommendation on whether or not to approve the application.
Associate Membership - When the Secretary receives an application for Associate membership it will be assessed against the criteria set out in the Constitution and if appropriate put forward the application to the Management Committee for consideration. The committee shall, at its discretion, request further information, references and/or an inspection if deemed necessary, before determining an application.