2019 is a transition year for CPSP-Philippines. We have been moving to a new format of handling members. In line with that, here are a few parameters to the new situation.
There is a one-time charge of P1000 and application that must be filled out. The application can be downloaded HERE. Once the form is filled out, email it as indicated on the form. Give a copy to the convener of the chapter you are joining. Additionally, payment may be made to the account indicated under FINANCIAL MATTERS. (In some cases, finances can be done through the convener of the chapter.)
This form of membership is valid for the life of the member. Exceptions to this are the removal from membership at the request of the member, and violation of the Ethics and/or Covenant of CPSP-Philippines as identified by the members chapter, and confirmed after review by the Standards Committee.
Active versus Inactive Membership
There are two requirements for maintaining active status. First, yearly fee of P500 is to be made in one of the two ways indicated above. Second, one must maintain good standing with a CPSP-Philippines Chapter. The convener will yearly provide the registrar of the chapter membership. The payment of P500 is good for 12 months from the date that the payment was identified as received. 2 months of grace period at the 12 month point will be given before the member is moved to the inactive role. <Note: A member may choose to pay for two years rather than one. However, two years is the longest period accepted.
Return from Inactive Membership to Active Membership
The transition back to Active Membership from Inactive is quite simple. Payment of the Annual Fee, and a letter from the member’s chapter stating the return to active status.
CPSP-Philippines only recognizes certifications of active members. However, the certification is not canceled. Upon resumption of Active status, the certification is again recognized.
These rules will be fully implemented January 1st, 2020. However, in line with the 2 month grace period listed above, verification of payment of fees and activity within the chapter must be completed by February 29th, 2020. Annual Fee payments that were done during 2019 will be valid for 12 months (and 2 month grace period).