Ethics Compliance Statement for QP Members
“I have not had a certification, license, professional society membership,
qualification sanctioned, impaired, limited, suspended, or terminated for
disciplinary reasons nor have I resigned from or given up such designation in
proposed or disciplinary proceedings.”
MMSA Ethical Guidelines
Regular and Qualified Professional Membership Classes
MMSA has always been a cohesive group
of senior people from the mineral industry. The Society is
dedicated to increasing public awareness and understanding about mining and why
mined materials are essential to modern society and human well being. MMSA members are satisfied to know they are doing
something worthwhile for the mineral industry and their profession.
MMSA welcomes new members who meet the
qualifications, have made contributions to the mining industry, and have a
proven professional background. Prospective members may apply as a
Member or as a Qualified Professional Member.
The class of membership, known as Qualified Professional, or QP Member is a further enhancement and service
offered to the Mining Industry and is available to current and new members. This membership class will
authorize a QP member to “review, approve and certify; technical or scientific reports and disclosures for public
or regulatory purposes.” The QP pledges to uphold the ethical standards of
How to Apply
who feel that they have something to offer MMSA
and the Mining Industry are invited to apply for membership. The Information and FAQ for prospective members provides
additional information about the Member and QP Member application and approval
The first step in the process to become either a Member
and/or a Qualified
Professional Member is to fill out and submit an application form. Qualified
individuals may apply for either class of membership,
simultaneously. Select the
appropriate form from the menu on the right.
Member, applying for Regular and QP membership, must first
be admitted as a Regular Member by the Regular Membership
Committee, before that individual’s application will be passed
on to the QP Membership Committee. To apply for both types of
membership, fill out and submit both the Regular Membership
form and the QP Membership form. You can apply
to be a Regular Member without applying for QP membership.
members in good standing may apply for recognition as a QP Member.
To apply for QP Membership, fill out and submit the QP application form.
A QP Member
may revert back to Regular Member status by simply informing
the administrator, as long as he continues to be a member in
- MMSA President, Bob
Schafer, introduces the concept of Qualified Professionals and
what MMSA is doing to certify members.