The length of the membership process depends on a couple of variables. If you fill out the profile entirely and with sufficient details, there will be less time spent on feedback. Additionally, it will speed the process along if you send all the required documents at the start of your application process. One of the main aspects that stall the process comes from the references stage. Please confirm with your references that you have listed them as someone who will write a recommendation, and encourage them to respond promptly. Lastly, it is the Global office that approves new members and their meeting schedule is based on monthly meetings. On average we aim for the entire new application process to take 6 weeks.