|Accreditation Program Rules|
NAF PROGRAM RULES
1. In order to be eligible to become a NAPS Robert P. Style Firm Accredited Firm ("NAF"), a firm must be primarily engaged in the placement or staffing business.
2. The term "Qualifying Employee," as used in these rules, means any employee who, as of the anniversary date of the firm's application for NAF status, has been employed to perform placement, staffing or recruiting functions for at least one year. The term "Additional Employee" means any employee who has been employed for less than one year, a former employee who was employed between the application date and anniversary date, or an employee who does not perform placement, staffing or recruiting functions (for example, administrative assistants or accounting department personnel). In order to determine a firm's quota in connection with any of its obligations, only the number of Qualifying Employees will be used. However, in meeting that quota, a firm may include the accomplishments of Additional Employees. For example, if a firm has 12 Qualifying Employees and 4 Additional Employees, it will be required to have 6 persons (50% of Qualifying Employees) who hold the CPC or CTS designation. Any Additional Employee who is certified will count toward the quota of 6.
3. A firm applying for the NAF designation must pledge to demonstrate the following commitments by the anniversary date of its application:
a. Commitment to Certification - A number of employees equal to at least 50% of Qualifying Employees must hold the CPC or CTS designation
i. The firm must achieve a total of 10 Contact Hours times the number of Qualifying Employees. A "Contact Hour" can be earned in the same manner as Continuing Education Units are earned for the NAPS certification program - by attending association education programs, attending training classes, inside or outside the office, taking post-secondary courses relevant to staffing or recruiting, professional reading or such other activities as might be approved by NAPS; and.
ii. The firm must achieve a total of 5 hours times the number of Qualifying Employees in attendance at local, regional, state or NAPS educational programs. Hours of attendance at such programs can also be counted as Contact Hours.
i. The firm must be a member, as a firm, of NAPS, or any regional, state or local association of staffing or recruiting firms; and
ii. At least one employee of the firm must have served as an officer, director or committee member of any such association during the past two years, delivered a presentation at any such association's educational function or written an article for any industry publication.
4. Firms seeking the NAF designation shall submit an application on a form prepared by NAPS. The application shall be accompanied by the application fee then in effect - currently $1,500 for NAPS firm members or offices of corporate members ($2,500 for non-members).