YPO Chicago Chapter Membership Application Process

Part 1

Key Step: Criteria Confirmation

  1. Check Chapter Requirements.
    Each YPO chapter has different membership criteria. The first step in the new member process ensures that you meet the requirements specific to the YPO Chicago chapter. Please note that the YPO Chicago Chapter has double the financial requirements of YPO International.  You can view the criteria listed below. Fill out the Online Membership Application and send in the other required materials, if you qualify.

    Membership Criteria:

    A new application must be received and approved by Young Presidents' Organization International before applicant reaches his or her forty-fifth (45th) birthday. Exceptions may be made for new chapters only.

    YPO membership is limited to individuals who are responsible for the full operation of a qualifying corporation or division. Such individuals must hold one of the following titles: President, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, Managing Partner, Publisher, or an equivalent of any of the above. Both a Chairman of the Board/Chief Executive Officer and a President of the same qualified corporation may not simultaneously be members of YPO.  As part of the process, YPO Chicago may request to validate financials or payroll records.

    Quantitative Company Criteria*

    Base YPO Requirement 

    Chicago Chapter Requirement

     Number of Employees
     Financial Requirement

    Financial Institution (assets)

    Agency (fees/commissions)

    Start-Up (Public)

    Start-Up (Private)


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