Laureate Membership Members become eligible for Laureate Membership at least five years following their initiation. Members must have been an active member (paying dues) for at least five years prior to nomination to be considered for the citation. The members' Regional Director approves the Laureate Citation.
Distinguished Service Membership This is the highest recognition that active members may receive. Criteria call for professional performance superior to that of the preceding category. The performance is also sustained over a longer period of time. Members must have been an active member (paying dues) for at least five years prior to the nomination. The award must be approved by a vote of the Board of Directors.