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Evolution of the RPA

What was the "grandfathering" period?

The founders, in order to build membership, established a “grandfathering “period from July 1996 through July 2001. Qualification for membership was determined based on submission of an application, a fee of $250, and demonstration of experience in claim handling, educational accomplishment, and personal business reference checks. It was the intent of the founders that beyond the “grandfathering” period, yearly CE credits would be required.

What has changed from the initial formation of the Society to today?

Since the expiration of the “grandfathering” period several things have changed in addition to changing of board members. Foremost has been the development of a new business plan. The previous plan, although well thought out, lacked the financial and personnel resources to move the Society forward. The Society’s goals for the next three years are: 1) finalize development of the education program for RPA candidates, 2) increase membership, 3) achieve fiscal stability, and 4) gain broader industry recognition (branding).