Qualifications for membership in UPPO are provided for in the UPPO bylaws. Extracted from the UPPO bylaws as of March 2012:
Article II. Membership
Section 1. Qualifications and Privileges
Except as set forth in paragraph A below, membership in the
Organization is open to legal entities distinguishable by their Federal
Employer Identification Numbers (FEIN) and/or their Tax Identification
Number (TIN). Qualified legal entities include but are not limited to
sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations that are holders of
unclaimed property; service providers to the unclaimed property
industry; as well as other groups or entities that act as agents and/or
consultants on behalf of a company or legal entity ("member”).
Each member shall designate an employee to serve as their authorized representative and the members, through their authorized representatives, shall be eligible to vote, hold elected office and
serve on committees ("authorized representative”). Members may also
designate other member representatives ("associates”) who are eligible
to serve on committees, hold office and perform other duties as further
provided for in these bylaws and the organization's standard operating procedures, but are not eligible to vote on behalf of the member.
A. Any individual, agent, representative, consultant, partnership,
corporation, and other group or legal entity whose purpose is to act on
behalf of a state or governmental jurisdiction, for purposes of
performing unclaimed property services, including but not limited to
audits, reviews, examinations, or other compliance related procedures is
not eligible for membership.