CERTIFIED MEMBERSHIP FEES


Membership in AFOA

In order to maintain your CAFM and/or CAPA designation, membership in good standing with AFOA is required.  If you allow your membership in AFOA to lapse, you cannot use your CAFM or CAPA designation.

The Certificate is the property of the Association and only remains in your possession as long as you remain a Certified Member of AFOA in good standing. All CAFMs and CAPAs who are not a Certified Member in good standing will be required to return their certificate and must cease to use the designation CAFM or CAPA.


Certified Membership Status

Active (member in good standing)

Is a certified member that pays a membership fee by the due date (March 31st ) and receives full membership privileges between January 31st to December 31st.  Since AFOA expects certified members to renew their membership, members receive full membership privileges until June 30th.

Suspended

If a member does not pay the membership fee by June 30th, the certified member will be suspended and loses membership privileges.  

Non-payment of dues by a certified member who is suspended, will be published in the Journal of Aboriginal Management and through other media, including public newspapers and the AFOA Canada website, as deemed appropriate by AFOA Canada.  

If a certified member pays a membership fee between the months of April and June, a late payment fee will be applied and the member becomes active again.

InActive

If a certified member has not paid for a membership fee between the months of July and September, the certified member becomes in-active and loses membership privileges.  If a certified member pays a membership fee within this timeframe, a re-instatement fee and late fee will be applied and the certified member becomes active again.

If a certified member has not paid for a membership fee between the months of October and December, the certified member remains in-active and loses membership privileges and the designation is revoked.  AFOA will issue a request to return their certificate.  If a certified member pays a membership fee within this timeframe, a re-admission package must be completed and an additional fee will be applied.   Once received, the certified member becomes active again.

A certified member can remain in-active for up to 5 years from the original membership fee due date.  After this period, the inactive certified member will have to reapply for their designation.

Penalty Fees

Late payment Fee (March 31st - June 30th)
When a certified member is suspended due to a late payment, the person must pay the following fees:
1.    pay the membership fee they were suspended for
2.    late fee of $30

Re-instatement Fee (July 1st - September 30th)
In order to become a re-instated certified member, the certified member must pay the following fees:
1.    pay the unpaid membership fee
2.    late fee of $30
3.    the reinstatement fee is $80

Re-admission Fee (October 1st - December 31st ) (and to a maximum of 5 yrs)
In order to become a re-admitted certified member, the certified member must complete a re-admission package and remit fees as follows:
1.    submit sponsor section in CAFM Application form
2.    pay the membership fee(s) for all years in arrears
3.    the late fee is $30
4.    reinstatement fee is $80
5.    readmission fee is $80

Termination

If a certified member has not paid for a membership fee after 5 years of the original due date, the certified member is fully terminated.  If the terminated certified  member wishes to become an active member again, they must re-submit a membership application and reapply for the designation.

Re-Apply Fee

A person must re-submit a membership application form and pay fees accordingly after becoming terminated.

Certified Member Voluntary Withdrawals

Individuals who wish to voluntarily withdraw their certification must notify AFOA in writing and return their certificate.  Individuals can re-apply for the designation 5 years after their membership expiry date.

Voluntary certified member withdrawals will be published in the Journal of Aboriginal Management and through other media, including public newspapers and the AFOA Canada website, as deemed appropriate by AFOA Canada.