(Article III Section 3): Fellowship shall be
bestowed upon members in recognition of outstanding
services to the profession or to the Institute.
Fellowships shall be awarded only to members proposed by
the Board of Trustees and approved by the membership.
Life Member (Article III Section 4):
Life Membership may be awarded to members who retire
from service and who, in the judgment of the Board,
merit special recognition for valuable services. Such
persons shall have been members for at least ten years,
Charter Members, or Chairman of the Board of Trustees.
It shall not be given to Fellow Members as Fellowships
include life membership.
Honorary Members (Article III Section
5): This membership may be awarded to non-member
persons or renown and distinction who, in the opinion of
the Board, have made a major contribution to the
advancement of the assessing profession, or performed an
unusual and valuable service to the Institute.
Lawrence D. Benton Memorial Award for
Distinguished Service: This award is presented to an
Institute member who has served with the IAO with many
years of distinguished service and whose character,
integrity and skill have promoted the goals of the
John F. St. George Award: This
award is presented to the author of the best original
article written by a member of the NYSAA which was
published in the IAO Journal in the past year.
George J. Hill Educator Emeritus
Award: This award is presented to an IAO member who
has served the IAO with many years of distinguished and
dedicated service as an instructor.
John E. Walsh Professional Assistance
Award: This award is presented to a retired member
or non-member who, in the opinion of the Board, has
provided continued service to the Institute in the
promotion of the goals of the IAO.
Elliot Glaser Lifetime Achievement
Award: This award shall be presented to the IAO
member who has exhibited extraordinary commitment and
achievement while a member of the Institute. This is
clearly demonstrated by years of service to the
Institute in proactively achieving a higher level of
education in our profession. This commitment to
education was evident not only in their own
achievements, but by how they helped others.
IAO Chairman's Award: This award
is presented to an IAO member or non-member who, in the
opinion of the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the
Institute, has provided distinguished and valuable
service to the Institute and the Chairman of the Board.