Member Associates can maintain Member Associate status for a maximum of six years. Within six years, the Member Associate should meet the requirements to earn the SIOR designation.
Applicants outside of the US, Mexico, or Canada do not need to demonstrate GFI production.
Member Associates must attend one SIOR Conference within three years and are welcome to attend all SIOR Conferences.
Applicants outside of the US, Mexico, or Canada do not need to complete the designation coursework.
Member Associates must attend 50% of open Chapter events.
Member Associates should meet regularly with their Mentor and report progress towards earning the SIOR designation. The Mentor will verify the Member Associate’s production, SIOR Conference attendance, and completion of the coursework.
Member Associates must fulfill annual SIOR and Chapter dues obligations.
Member Associates that meet the full GFI requirement at four years’ experience may apply for the SIOR designation without meeting the 5 years’ experience requirement.
Applying for the SIOR Designation
When a Member Associate has completed the SIOR designation education requirement and meets both the experience and production requirements, s/he is eligible to apply for the SIOR designation. The Member Associate must submit a new application and proceed through the standard admissions process as defined on the “Apply” page.