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How To Join APCERT

APCERT has two (2) types of memberships:
     1) OPERATIONAL Member; and,
     2) SUPPORTING Member.

Follow the diagram to find the APCERT membership type applicable to your team.

(Note: This chart is currently being updated, and the new version will be published in due course.)


Membership duties are found in Chapter 3 of APCERT Operational Framework.

If your team is:
     1) An operational CSIRT/CERT;
     2) Located in Asia Pacific region as described by APNIC;
     3) A National or Leading CSIRT/CERT in your economy; and
     4) Not-for-profit and/or wholly or partly government funded.

Then apply as an OPERATIONAL MEMBER

 Step 1: Please read the Operational Member Application Check List as it advises what
               information is required.
 Step 2: Obtain one (1) sponsor among current APCERT Operational Members to support
               your application with a Sponsor Report. The sponsor will act as a mentor to your team.
 Step 3: Complete an Operational Membership Application Form and submit it to the
               APCERT Secretariat.
 Step 4: APCERT Steering Committee reviews the application against the criteria outlined on
               the Membership Application Check List document.
 Step 5: The Steering Committee notifies the applicant of their decision.

Otherwise if your team is able to:
     1) Support APCERT, for example through activities such as:
               a. Information sharing (data and incident reporting);
               b. Training;
               c. Other sponsorship or assistance.

Then apply as a SUPPORTING MEMBER

 Step 1: Please read Supporting Member Application Check List as it refers to what will be
               checked.
 Step 2: Obtain three (3) sponsors among the existing APCERT Operational Member to
               support your application with Sponsor Reports. The sponsors will act as mentors
               for your team.
 Step 3: Complete a Supporting Membership Application Form and submit it to the
               APCERT Secretariat.
 Step 4: APCERT Steering Committee reviews the application according to a pre-set criteria
               outlined on the Membership Application Check List document.
 Step 5: The Steering Committee notifies the applicant.