Star grading is an annual membership that entails a ONCE-OFF application and an automatic annual renewal of your grading status subject to the payment of your membership fees. This simplified process enables you to enjoy the benefits of the grading scheme without the hassles of having to reapply for your grading status every year.
These steps will give you a good idea of what’s involved:
IMPORTANT TO NOTE
This counts as a 'double NB'!
Once achieved, as proud as you will be of your Grading Status, in order for it remain valid it must be renewed annually by a TGCSA Accredited Grading Assessor.
Should you decide not to get renewed, you will have to remove all marketing collateral that refers to, displays or even hints at the TGCSA and its Star Grading. The reason for this is that the TGCSA has sole rights to this intellectual property, which is clearly stated in our legal information. To lawfully comply, all things like your business cards, websites, brochures, leaflets, signage and letter-heads or anything that features TGCSA branding must be removed.
As you get to know us more and more, you will learn that everything about the way we do business is fair and completely transparent. We prefer things that way. This is why misleading the travelling public is a serious ‘no no’ in our books, and will acted upon seriously. We take the responsibility placed on us by the Consumer Protection Act very seriously and like to believe that you will do so too.
‘Complaint’ is just another word for ‘Opportunity to do things better’
Not happy with the treatment you have received or dissatisfied with the manner in which your grading assessment took place? We have an appeals procedure that you can follow to air your views.
So don’t keep it in. If your expectations are not met please let us know. We’re all for making things run smoother and some constructive criticism never hurt anyone.