YPO membership is intended to be available to individuals who hold the top position of a qualifying company or division and are directly responsible for all operations of the business or division. Titles representing this position may include President, Chairman of the Board, CEO, Managing Director, or Managing Partner.
Note: There may only be one member of YPO per qualifying company or qualifying division of a company.
A new application must be approved by YPO before the applicant reaches his or her 45th birthday. Exceptions may be made for new chapters only.
“Corporation,” as the term is used here, includes incorporated or limited business entities, partnerships and other forms of business organizations deemed, at the discretion of YPO’s Executive Committee, to be substantially equivalent to businesses incorporated under the laws of the appropriate legal jurisdiction. This definition also includes academic institutions, not-for-profit organizations and government entities.
All corporations must be operating businesses not primarily generating passive income. An applicant must be qualified, in addition to age and title, by rules of corporate complexity established by the YPO Board. The candidate must meet one requirement from each category below – i.e., he or she must meet at least one “A” requirement and one “B” requirement. In exceptional cases presented by currency devaluation or other circumstances, the corporation complexity criteria may be met in other ways.
The candidate must have at least 50 regular, full-time employees or the equivalent under his or her control. Persons engaged on a commission basis rather than straight salary are considered employees if they are permanently connected with the corporation and receive their principal livelihood there from. Seasonal employees are not included in YPO’s employee definition.
The total compensation of all employees, excluding the compensation of the candidate, must exceed US$2,000,000 and a 15 employee minimum.
The corporation must meet dollar volume requirements based on the type of corporation he or she runs, as follows:
The corporation must have an enterprise value of US$20,000,000 as defined by one of the following:
Before proceeding, please be prepared to provide information about yourself, your business (e.g., number of employees, corporation value, enterprise value, etc.) and your family. Completing the application takes approximately 10 minutes and we ask that you be as thorough as possible so that YPO can expedite your application.
600 East Las Colinas Boulevard
Irving, TX 75039
United States of America
If there is another chapter in your local vicinity, the application will be placed with that chapter. If no other local chapter exists, your application can be placed with a regional chapter. If you have questions at any point along the process, please contact YPO at +1 800 773 7976 or via email at JoinYPO@ypo.org and a membership development manager will assist you.