Achievement of Points
A minimum of 10 CPD points must be achieved within each year of the membership term, with the year starting from September 1st.
All points must be submitted to NRoSO within 60 days from when they were earned.
Failure to Achieve Points
Members who fail to achieve the required 10 points will initially be suspended for 90 days and suspension will not be lifted until the required CPD points have been achieved. After the 90 days, if the required points have still not been achieved the member will be cancelled.
Once cancelled, a member cannot re-join the scheme for a minimum of 12 months from the date of cancellation.
Reinstatement of Current Membership from Suspended Status
If a member achieves 10 CPD points whilst suspended the membership will be reinstated to current status and an ID card issued provided the membership fee has been paid. The outstanding points required to make up the shortfall must be backdated within the previous membership year. No points can be carried over into the next membership year.
Payment of Fees
If a member fails to make payment within 60 days of their renewal date they will be cancelled from the scheme and will not be eligible to re-join for a period of twelve months from the date of cancellation.
It is the member's responsibility to ensure that we hold correct contact details.
Members will be made inactive if we do not hold correct address details and are unable to contact them. We will make best efforts to contact the member or employer (by letter, email and/or telephone) to obtain the correct details before making them inactive.
Members emigrating abroad or who are no longer spraying pesticides will also be inactivated.
If a member has been made inactive and then wishes to re-join the scheme they should call into the NRoSO Support Team on 01335 210849 to discuss whether they are eligible to re-join.
Members who are ill for an extended period of time may be granted an extension to their current membership term in order to achieve the required 10 points. Written evidence of the illness must be provided, usually in the form of a doctor's note, before a decision can be made by the NRoSO administrator.
Each NRoSO member will be provided with a membership card. Should these cards be lost, damaged or stolen, duplicate cards can be created at a cost of £10.