Professional Members - Professional Members have voting rights and may hold office in the Association.
Professional Members shall be limited to:
•Those individuals actively engaged in a bona fide human resource function at the exempt or non-exempt level who devote at least 50% of their time to the areas of human resources or industrial relations (unemployed professionals will be considered for membership utilizing this criteria excluding the actively engaged requirement);
•Faculty members holding an assistant, associate or full professor rank in human resources or industrial relations of their specialized phases at an accredited college or university and who possess at least three years of responsible experience at this level of teaching;
•Any individuals certified by the Human Resource Certification Institute.