Before you start
Membership application and election
An application for membership may be made by the completion of an approved Membership Application Form and the submission of such form to the Executive of the Institute.
Membership Application Forms must contain an applicant’s name, his or her address, a disclosure of any prior record of misconduct, disciplinary proceedings or criminal convictions, a signed or if made online accepted declaration, the payment of the prescribed application fee and the current subscription fee for the relevant grade of membership, as notified on the Institute’s website from time to time.
The Executive reserves the right to ask an applicant for further and better particulars of his or her application and/or the necessary amount of payment in settlement of the prescribed application fee and the current subscription fee.
All completed applications will be reviewed in accordance with the Institute’s approved procedure, as published on its website from time to time; and in particular, whether an individual applicant meets the minimum criteria for membership at a particular grade of membership of the Institute.
Within two working days from the receipt of a complete Membership Application Form, the Executive will either send an acknowledgement of the application to the applicant, or inform the applicant of the outcome of his or her application or, if necessary, request further and better particulars of the application.
An applicant will be awarded the highest grade of membership based on the information provided. If the grade awarded is higher than the grade of Associate, the applicant will be notified by the Executive in writing that he or she has been awarded that grade and the amount of the additional subscription due. Unless the applicant informs the Executive within thirty days of such notification that he or she does not wish to be awarded a grade higher than Associate, he or she will be liable for the appropriate rate of subscription fee for the grade awarded.
An applicant may appeal against a decision regarding his or her eligibility for membership of the Institute, in writing, to the Executive, within thirty days of being notified of a decision on his or her application. The appeal will be dealt with in accordance with the Institute’s approved procedure.
If, for whatever reason, an application for membership is unsuccessful, the accompanying payment less the non-refundable application fee will be refunded on request to the Executive.
You will need the following supporting documents to complete your application form: