Any firm, partnership or corporation actively engaged in automotive repair and is licensed with the Secretary of State. Any such member may designate a qualified employee, partner or other officer as the member’s authorized and designated representative. Such designate shall then assume both rights and responsibilities of the designer’s membership. The member must have at least one full-time employee and permanent facilities to perform competent motor vehicle repair maintenance or related services for the general public. Every application accepted for membership must have met all existing local, city and state laws applicable to the facility.