My understanding is that one can still apply for membership but not be a charterholder. Even candidates can apply for membership, but they’re placed into a different tier of membership. Just wanted to check that there is no harm in not doing so cause the official wording around membership is a bit unclear and always in favor of application (not surprisingly).
Ethics >70% for the first time, surprisingly. I’ve never had a good feeling about that topic.
I have three years of experience. My understanding (and I could be very much mistaken), is that we can apply for affiliate membership, pay the dues and when we hit 4 years of experience we can automatically get the charter? The alternative would be doing nothing, waiting for 48 months to hit, and then applying directly for full membership, which would mean waiting the required time for the application to be approved. Can any charterholders confirm this?
It also looks like the turnaround time for application to approval is pretty quick for the Level 3 candidates who passed this year as they have the letters upon logging in today? So if I wait until I have the full 4 years, then it would seem like I would get my letters within a month?
I’m in this boat. It’s a bit depressing but way better than being 15 years into a relevant career and trying to pass these dang tests. I’d take this side every time. For now we’re stuck putting “Passed Level III” on the resume!