qualifying association

qualifying association

any professional group that has succeeded in establishing a legally protected monopoly of training and access to an occupational area. See PROFESSION.
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Yet it is no longer possible, nor necessary, for the Institute to play a role as a qualifying association.
If it is not possible for the Institute to continue (credibly) as a qualifying association, it may be some comfort to its supporters to know that there need be no worries about unleashing a generation of incompetents on an unsuspecting world.
Qualifying associations, such as bank customers, credit unions, service associations and buyers clubs, can now offer the benefits of individual long-term care insurance at discounted individual rates to their membership.