Download and complete the Regular/QP New Member Application Form if you are not yet an MMSA member.
If you are currently a Regular MMSA member, download this form to Add QP status to Regular Membership.
Endorsement Forms for Regular and QP Member Applicants
If you have been asked to endorse an applicant for Regular and/or QP Membership, please use the following forms.
- Endorsement Form For Regular Member Applicant
- 2023 Endorsement Form For Qualified Professional Member Applicant
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What is a Qualified Professional (QP)?
A QP is “An individual who is an engineer or geoscientist with the requisite experience in mineral exploration, mine development, operations or project assessment, including experience relevant to the subject matter of the project or report, and is a member in good standing of a recognized professional organization.”
QP is a class of membership offered by MMSA. The QP will certify or approve portions of reports that may be relevant to public releases of information (press releases, Canadian NI43-101 technical reports, etc.) that may influence the investing behavior of the public or a company’s shareholders.
What disciplines are covered for QP Membership?
A QP member is qualified in one or more of the following disciplines:
- Geology: requires a degree in geology or geological engineering and works in one or more of the following areas: as an exploration, mine, or consulting geologist on the search for and delineation of mineral deposits; as a mine geologist in the extraction of a deposit; and/or the review and auditing of these activities.
- Mining: requires a degree in mining engineering or other acceptable engineering discipline and works in one or more of the following areas: the extraction designs for mineral deposits; on the geostatistical modeling of mineral deposits; as a mine engineer working on the extraction of a deposit; and/or the review and auditing of these activities.
- Ore Reserves: requires designation as a geologist or mining engineer and regular work related to the evaluation and classification of deposits as mineral resources and mineral reserves, and/or on the geostatistical modeling of mineral deposits, and/or the review and auditing of these activities.
- Metallurgy/Processing: requires a degree in metallurgy, metallurgical engineering, chemical engineering, or similar degree along with experience in the processing of mineral deposits into saleable products.
- Environmental Permitting and Compliance: requires a degree in environmental science, geology, biology, chemistry, mining engineering, or other suitable science or engineering degree and work on the permitting of proposed mining operations, compliance with applicable permits and regulations at an active mine, reclamation of mining sites, and the review and auditing of environmental compliance by proposed and active mining sites and reclamation of abandoned sites.
- Mineral Valuation Finance: An applicant for this QP category should:
a. Be an engineer or geoscientist with a degree in mineral economics, geology, mining or metallurgy.
b. Have at least ten years of experience in minerals valuations, mineral economics, or minerals financing; with demonstrated familiarity with international valuation codes, the use of Net Present Value, Internal Rate of Return and Payback Periods and an understanding of macro and micro economics related to a broad topical background in various mineral commodities. .
- Minerals Project Costing, Infrastructure, Management: An applicant for this QP category should be an engineer or geoscientist with an appropriate engineering degree and ten years of experience in any combination of the following:
- costs analysis for mining and mineral related projects components including the use of available data bases, historic costs, application of appropriate levels of contingency;
- analysis, design and costing of mining related infrastructure requirements such as such as roads, power, water, shops, laboratories and offices, port facilities, etc. with experience in researching and confirming of capital costs and operating components including the use of available data bases, historic costs, application of appropriate levels of contingency; or
- management of surface and/or underground mining projects through the construction and start-up phases. Capabilities in controlling project costs, schedule and monthly progress reports. Experience in dealing with contractor and vendors including bidding, bid analysis and awarding contracts.
Choose the appropriate form on the left. Complete and sign the application form, re-digitize and email with requested attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org, (preferably in pdf format) or mail to MMSA headquarters.