Categories of membership

Please read the following AMD Statutes to determine your eligiblity and our application criteria:

Article 3 – Categories of Membership

The Association comprises the following categories of membership:

(a)   Regular Members.

(d)   Correspondent Members.

(Applications in categories (b) and (c), respectively for retired or honorary membership, must be addressed directly to the President.)

Article 4 - Regular Members

(1)       Any person who practises as an average adjuster is eligible for Regular Membership of the Association subject to fulfilling the conditions set out in (2) or (3) below.

(2)        The candidate shall submit a written application to be admitted as a Regular Member to the President of the Association which shall include the following:

(a)     Confirmation of full or regular practising membership of a recognised national association of average adjusters. If the candidate is not a full or regular practising member of any such existing national association in the country in which he practices, he will not be eligible for membership of this Association. A national association’s written confirmation of the candidate’s continuing membership shall be accepted as proof of his membership of that association.

Or

(b)     If the applicant is practising in a country where there is no national association of average adjusters, he must obtain the approval from a simple majority of the average adjusters practising in that country and who are already Regular Members of the Association.  Should there be no Regular Members in that country, the candidate shall submit evidence of his practice as an average adjuster which shall be considered by the Association’s Management Committee and Council.

Or

(c)      If the applicant is practising in a country where legal provisions or regulations govern the profession, he must submit proof of the officially required professional qualifications.

(3)        Applications shall be considered by the Management Commission and, if accepted, shall be submitted to the Council of the Association at its next meeting for election on a simple majority vote.

(4)        Where the application is not in conformity with the criteria set for Regular Membership, the Management Commission will report its findings to the Council at its next meeting and may, at its discretion, include a recommendation for election at a different tier of membership. Such recommendation shall be the subject of a simple majority vote.

(5)        The President of the Association may require votes by Council to be conducted by secret ballot. 

(6)        The Council will report to the General Assembly on the admission or rejection of applicants for Regular Membership.

Article 7 – Correspondents

(1)             Any person or organization with a genuine interest in the work of the Association may apply to become a Correspondent. Such application must be accompanied by an introduction from a Regular, Honorary or Retired Member.

(2)             Applications shall be considered by the Management Commission and, if accepted, shall be submitted to the Council of the Association at its next meeting for election on a simple majority vote.

(3)             The Council will report to the General Assembly on the admission or rejection of applicants for correspondent Membership.

(4)       Correspondents are entitled to attend the meetings of the General Assembly, may express their views and may be co-opted onto working groups by the chairmen of such working groups in which they are entitled to vote, but they are not entitled to vote in the General Assembly. Where the correspondent is an organization no more than one representative may attend any General Assembly.           

(5)       Correspondents are entitled to receive the Association’s publications and materials on the same footing as all other members.

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