Categories of Accreditation

 

Fully Accredited Members

There are three classes of Fully Accredited Membership. Applicants for Fully Accredited status must meet specific criteria established by the Membership Committee and provide supportive documentation of eligibility for involvement in one of the three classes of Fully Accredited Membership. Fully Accredited Members are eligible for elective office. Fully Accredited members in good standing and present at any General Membership Conference are eligible to have two votes on any issue that is brought before the conference.

The categories of Fully Accredited Membership­ are:

ACCREDITED FULL SERVICE STUDIO

Applicant must be an owner, partner, principal, or appointee of a stained and/or decorative art glass business which has been either actively designing and/or manufacturing stained and/or decorative art glass products for a minimum of four years and whose general reputation for integrity, financial responsibility, business practices and quality of craftsmanship has been appraised to be such as to reflect credit upon the Association.

ACCREDITED ARTIST/DESIGNER

Applicant must have been professionally engaged in designing for the craft for a minimum of four years and have a general reputation for integrity, financial responsibility, business practices, and quality of craftsmanship that has been appraised to be such as to reflect credit upon the Association.

ACCREDITED CRAFT SUPPLIER/ MANUFACTURER

Applicant must be an owner, partner, principal or appointee of a firm that has been either actively distributing and/or manufacturing materials and/or products used in the stained and/or decorative art glass craft for a minimum of four years and whose general reputation for integrity, financial responsibility, business practices and quality of product has been appraised to be such as to reflect credit upon the Association.

Active Accredited Members

Active Accredited Member applicants must meet specific criteria as established by the Membership Committee. Active Accredited Members, if qualified, are eligible for elective offices except for President, First Vice-President or Second Vice-President. Active Accredited Members in good standing and present at any General Membership Conference are eligible to have one vote on any issue that is brought before the conference.

Applicant must be an owner, partner, principal, or appointee of a stained and/or  decorative art glass business that has been either actively designing and/or manufacturing stained and/or decorative art glass products for a minimum of four years and whose general reputation for integrity, financial responsibility, business practices and quality of craftsmanship has been appraised to be such as to reflect credit upon the Association.