The renewable term for each Distinguished Lecturer is two years. Currently, all terms begin and end at the turn of a calendar year. A maximum of 10 speakers will be selected each year. Selection is based on the following:
- professional competence and recognition of the CAS expertise,
- communication and presentation skills,
- proposed topic areas,
- contribution to a balanced program, and
- recommendation of the CAS Chapter Chairs, CAS Technical Committee Chairs, or any member of the CAS Board of Governors.
Distinguished Lecturer nominations shall be received by the CASS DLP Chair no later than 31 October of each year for the term that begins on 1 January of the subsequent year. All Distinguished Lecturer nominations shall be approved by the CASS Board of Governors. Membership in the CAS Society's Distinguished Lecturer program shall not be used in the advertising of products or services, nor for any unacceptable presentations such as product or training seminars or trade shows.