9. An application for recognition must be accompanied by up-to-date documents evidencing the establishment of the association, a certified copy of its by-laws and a list of its members.
To be considered a member of an association, a home childcare provider must, on or before the date on which the application for recognition is filed,
(1) maintain a home childcare operation in the territory covered by the application;
(2) have signed, and not revoked, a duly dated membership form; and
(3) have personally paid the initiation fee, set by the association, within the 12 months preceding the date on which the association’s application for recognition is filed.