Yes, you have the option of joining as an ASSOCIATE MEMBER. Associate Members shall be members who do not have 2 years of experience in estate planning or someone who is in the process of becoming certified under a professional designation. A member with all the qualifications but does not meet experience requirements shall automatically become a full member when in the year after time requirements are met. An associate member shall notify the Membership Chairperson in writing when requirements to become a full member have been completed. The associate member shall be a provisional member and send written notice with dues payment that they are actively engaged in meeting the qualifications within the normal time frame of the designation. Should an associate member not make proper notification for ongoing requirements, the associate member must re-apply after the requirements are met. An associate member shall not have any voting rights in the Council.