Thank you for your interest in joining CAPS. Before you apply to become a member, it’s important that you have a clear understating of how CAPS will benefit you. Please read the following carefully before making your final decision to apply.
What CAPS Is
CAPS is a community of experts who speak professionally. Our culture is based on the “CAPS Advantage” philosophy of “LEARN, SHARE, GROW and BELONG”.
Our mission is to raise the profile and professionalism of our members. We do this by providing opportunity for all CAPS members to learn from each other, share with each other, grow as speakers and as leaders and belong to a community that supports them.
What CAPS Is Not
CAPS is not a speaker bureau or speaker agent. Although we do provide a listing of some speaking opportunities, we do not promote individual members, provide marketing services or find engagements for our members.
By applying for a CAPS Membership, you:
1. Agree to abide by the CAPS Code of Professional Ethics as a CAPS member.
2. Certify that you qualify for the membership category for which you are applying. Please read #3 to review the criteria for each membership category.
3. You understand that all new Professional and Supplier members must provide supporting documents.
For Professional Membership: please email the following to [email protected]:
Documentation showing that you received at least $50,000 (CDN) in revenue using the spoken word to audiences of five or more in the previous 12-month period OR have made at least 25 documented paid presentations of no less than $1,000 each to audiences of five or more in the previous 12-month period
For Supplier Membership: please email [email protected] with verification that you provide goods or services to the speaking industry
Supporting documentation must be received by CAPS office before your application can be formally approved.
In order to process the paperwork, we must receive payment, however, in the unlikely event you do not meet the requirements for your Membership Category, we will return the membership fee within 30 days.
You will be notified by e-mail once your membership application has been approved. Please allow 2-3 weeks. ONLY after your membership application has been approved will your CAPS membership commence. Your email confirmation will indicate the start date of your membership, which coincides with the month in which your documentation was processed.
All new members will receive a $100 coupon towards the registration fee for their 1st attended Annual CAPS Convention.
New Member Fees (Renewal Date March 31st Annually):
Fee of $645.00 for Professional and Supplier memberships + $200.00 one-time-only Initiation Fee + Applicable Tax Rate if join in April/May/June
Fee of $483.75 for Professional and Supplier memberships + $200.00 one-time-only Initiation Fee + Applicable Tax Rate if join in July/August/September
Fee of $322.50 for Professional and Supplier memberships + $200.00 one-time-only Initiation Fee + Applicable Tax Rate if join in October/November/December
Fee of $806.25 for Professional and Supplier memberships + $200.00 one-time-only Initiation Fee + Applicable Tax Rate if join in January/February/March
Fee of $350.00 for GSF Dual memberships + Applicable Tax Rate
If you cancel your application within 30 days you will be refunded your membership fee minus the $200.00 initiation fee used in the administration and approval process.
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