The qualifications of the members and the manner of their admission to membership in this Association shall be as follows:
All applicants must complete an application, complete the online ethics review and get one endorsement from an affiliate, full or life FCCMA member or no endorsement if the applicant is an ICMA member. If the applicant is a student, an endorsement is not required until the first renewal period. Applicants are noticed for 30 days on the website and then approved by the Membership Committee. Once the approval process is completed (approximately 45 days) the applicant is invoiced for dues. Upon payment of dues, the applicant becomes a member in good standing.
As an organization that adheres to the ICMA Code of Ethics, FCCMA requires members to be educated on the ethical tenets. To be eligible to join FCCMA, a prospective member must demonstrate his/her knowledge as it relates to these tenets by completing the online ethics review. To accommodate this, FCCMA has posted the ethics review on the website to help prospective members (or anyone else who is interested in reviewing his/her knowledge of the tenets) to become more proficient when dealing with ethical issues. The FCCMA ethics review is comprised of case studies related to each of the tenets and there is no provision for stopping and starting the review. All FCCMA member applicants must complete the review upon applying for membership. Once completed, an ethics certificate will be mailed. For questions, contact Carol Russell at 850-701-3607.