What type of ICA Chapter should we apply for? – ICA Chapter (MOU) or Affiliate Chapter (Agreement)?

The table below has been developed to assist you with deciding what type of Chapter is most suited to your organisational structure, expectations and intentions for your chapter. 


 

ICA Chapter (MOU)

Affiliate Chapter (Agreement)

Intended organizations – Who is it for?
  • association or organization with a primary or extensive focus on CPTED
  • the chapter may represent and encompass countries/sovereign states; states, provinces or territories; or any parts or combinations of any of those 
  • association or organization that may not focus primarily on CPTED, but may include CPTED in some of their activities (e.g. university departments, local governments, research institutes/groups, regional umbrella organizations for crime prevention, or Neighborhood Watch Associations)
Formal organizational structure requirement

YES

  • official structure with bylaws registered in one of the countries the chapter is representing
  • own membership scheme

NO

  • may or may not have a formal structure and/or membership
ICA membership requirement

YES – Executive members

  • all members of the ICA Chapter holding leadership positions (Chair/President, Treasurer, Secretary, and, if available, Vice-President and Executive Director) will need to become registered ICA members in good standing

YES – at least 3 members

  • at least three (3) members of the Affiliate Chapter leadership team will also need to become registered ICA members in good standing
Code of Ethics requirement

YES

  • ICA Chapter’s Code of Ethics to include the minimum standards specified in the ICA Code of Ethics
  • may adopt the ICA’s Code of Ethics as its official document

YES

  • Affiliate Chapter’s own Code of Ethics to include the minimum standards specified in the ICA Code of Ethics
  • may adopt the ICA’s Code of Ethics as its official document
MOU/Agreement with the ICA

YES-MOU

  • signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) – renewed every three (3) years

YES-Agreement

  • signed Agreement – renewed every three (3) years
Strategic plan requirement

YES

  • develop a strategic plan when applying for ICA Chapter status
  • update strategic plan every 3 years when re-applying for the ICA Chapter status
  • a short written update to the ICA every 12 months on the progress of CPTED-related actions specified in the strategic plan, other activities and membership numbers

YES

  • develop a strategic plan when applying for Affiliate Chapter status
  • update strategic plan every 3 years when re-applying for the Affiliate Chapter status
  • a short written update to the ICA every 12 months on the progress of CPTED-related actions specified in the strategic plan
Expectations & Responsibilities

YES

  • actively promote CPTED, the ICA and its services
  • adhere to the protocol set out in the signed MOU regarding the promotion of the ICA and the use of the ICA logo
  • connect with other ICA chapters and related organizations; particularly in own region or country
  • attend occasional online meetings organized for ICA chapters
  • attend a special workshop session intended for ICA chapters every two years (in person at ICA conference or online)

YES

  • actively promote CPTED, the ICA and its services
  • adhere to the protocol set out in the signed Agreement regarding the promotion of the ICA and the use of the ICA logo
  • connect with other ICA chapters and related organizations; particularly in own region or country
  • attend occasional online meetings organized for ICA chapters
  • attend a special workshop session intended for ICA chapters every two years (in person at ICA   conference or online)
May administer an ICA-recognized personal professional certification program

YES

  • may administer CPTED certification in its own language (includes ownership over the management of certification and registration payments) under the conditions specified in the Umbrella Structure document
  • professionals who certify under the ICA chapter's certification program (needs to be ICA-recognized & ICA-vetted) are considered ICCP certified

NO

  • members of the chapter need to undergo the ICA-administered ICCP certification in English
International ICA Conference attendance

Desired

At least one member of the ICA Chapter’s leadership team will attend the International ICA Conference held every 2 years, and a special workshop session at that conference intended specifically for ICA Chapters. If the Chapter representative is not able to attend in person, they will join the session using virtual meeting tools.

Desired

At least one member of the Affiliate Chapter’s leadership team will attend the International ICA Conference held every 2 years, and a special workshop session at that conference intended specifically for ICA Chapters. If the Chapter representative is not able to attend in person, they will join the session using virtual meeting tools. 
Term

3 YEARS

  • in effect for a period of three (3) years
  • may be renewed for another three-year period

3 YEARS

  • in effect for a period of three (3) years
  • may be renewed for another three-year period
MOU/AGREEMENT (for viewing purposes only - we will send you a document to sign)

ENG

ESP

ENG

ESP


PDF (ESP)


  • To read more about the ICA Organizational Structure, MOU/Affiliate Chapter differences go HERE.
  • To apply to become an MOU/Affiliate Chapter and submit a Strategic Plan, go HERE.
ICA Mission Statement

To create safer environments and improve the quality of life through the use of CPTED principles and strategies