Member Eligibility

Membership Eligibility Criteria 

To be eligible to be an AMC Active or Provisional Member, your AMC must meet the following criteria: 

  • My company is a for-profit corporation.
  • My company is an AMC providing a full range of association management services to one or more organizations. (Provisional: 1; AMC Active: 2+)
  • My company recognizes the unique mission, goals, structures, and needs of each of our association clients and uses our best efforts to meet these needs.
  • My company operates ethically and in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
  • My company accurately represents its expertise, experience, credentials, and services to the public.
  • My company manages all client accounts and funds in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) unless a client specifically directs in writing that we account for funds on a Cash Basis.
  • My company complies with the non-profit federal tax requirements to ensure that our clients maintain their tax-exempt status.
  • My company abides by the policy that prohibit co-mingling of any and all client assets with those of the AMC and any other client assets.
  • My company has adopted policies to ensure disclosure to clients of all income received from commissions, finder's fees, and other sources directly attributable or related to each client.
  • My company has written agreements with each client whenever feasible stating, at a minimum, the services to be provided, fees and billing procedures, and the term and termination aspects of the contract.
  • My company maintains a confidentiality policy with each client either as part of the contract or in a separate written document.
  • My company has an evaluation procedure for all employees covering competencies, performance assessment, and professional development.
  • My company has in place a comprehensive insurance program that provides minimum coverage where such coverage is available in the state or country where my company is headquartered. This includes:
    • Commercial General Liability
    • Property Valuable Papers
    • Employee Dishonesty
    • Money and Securities
    • Computer equipment and data
    • Non-owned and hired auto liability
    • Worker's Compensation Errors and Omissions
  • My company maintains complete and accurate records (property, paper, electronic, contracts, and materials) for each client.
  • My company agrees to avoid any and all potential client conflicts of interest.
  • My company communicates regularly with each client to ensure we are providing all contracted services in an effective and efficient manner.
  • My company ensures the integrity and confidentiality of each client's relationship with its legal counsel and the protection of all privileged materials and information.

I have read, understand, and agree to abide by the principles as stated in the AMCI Code of Ethics and Professional Practices