Delegate Responsibility in Application Processing
Delegates are sent an inquiry sheet pertaining to Active and in some cases, Associate applicants from their respective area. Also, Active members that wish to reinstate their membership, who have been out of the Association for at least three years, will require a delegate's review. The Executive Committee relies heavily on this confidential information in determining the eligibility of membership. Because of this, each Delegate should be familiar with the review methods:
- Review the applicant's training and experience
- Provide your Opinion
This can be first hand knowledge or information obtained from other sources; i.e. colleagues, associates, sponsors. It is important to remember that sponsors of the applicant have already provided their endorsement and should only be contacted as a last resort.
- Supply information regarding applicant's work (particularly the extent to which involves the application of geology
- Ascertain the applicant is guided by the high standards of honor, integrity and professional ethics required of members.
- Complete and return the form to AAPG HQ within 30 days. Applications cannot be finalized without the delegate's report; thus the need for urgency.
If your society or region has appointed a foreman or chairman, all inquiries will be forwarded to that person for distribution to other delegates in the society of region for screening.
The Delegate's report is one of the most important aspects for the Executive Committee in determining an applicant's eligibility for membership and is greatly appreciated by all involved in the application process. If you have any questions concerning your responsibility, please contact Vicki Beighle , Manager, Member Services Department, AAPG, P.O. Box 979, Tulsa, OK 74101 email: firstname.lastname@example.org voice: 800-364-2274 (US & Canada) or 918-560-2615 fax: (918) 560-2694.
Certified Delegates and Alternates are also asked to review applications for membership in the Division of Professional Affairs. You are asked to pass upon the personal, professional and moral qualifications of the applicant. After reviewing the applicant's record of experience, an evaluation should be returned to Norma Newby , Administrative Manager, DPA-AAPG, P.O. Box 979, Tulsa, OK 74101 email: email@example.com voice: 800-364-2274 (US & Canada) or 918-560-2613 fax: (918) 560-2694
The Board of Certification relies heavily on information the certified Delegate or Alternate furnishes; therefore, it is important to return the evaluation with more than just "OK". Please outline your review steps and conclusion.