Last minutes Ethics question

Can anyone help explain when a firm want to declare GIPS cpmformed but only has three year history? It only need (has to) three eyars history of compliance, and then continue 7 years? since total required is >= 10 years. Thanks! Steve

They will have to provide just for 3 years (since inception) and then for every additional year

CFAbostan, I am sorry, my brain are stressed now, does it mean, 7 additional years?