Join the IES

Pictures of IES membersJoining the IES helps your personal and professional development. Wherever you are in your career, the IES has membership services that will help you gain recognition and progress to the next level.

Benefits include:

  • 4 journals per annum
  • Regional and national events
  • Chance to apply for Chartered Scientist, Chartered Environmentalist, Registered Environmental Professional and Registered Environmental Technician
  • Recognition of professional status
  • Use of post-nominal letters
  • CPD recording tools
  • Use of our mentoring platform and resourses
  • Access to our exclusive monthly webinars
  • Regular reports on the environmental science sector
  • Discount on meeting room rates at our central London office

Grades of Membership

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Each IES member has a grade suited to their experience.


Applications are graded on a points system, with the total made up from a combination of academic and work experience, as shown below:

Affiliate 0-4 units
Associate 5-11 units
Member 12+ units
Fellowship 19+ units & ‘distinction'

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Membership examples

Academic Experience Relevant Yrs Work Experience Grade
No relevant qualification 0 Affiliate
On accredited programme 0 Student
Relevant BSc <6 Associate
Relevant BSc 6+ Member
Relevant BSc 13+ & "distinction" Fellow

These are example scenarios, your membership grade will depend on your unique combination of experience.

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Career path

2020/21 Costs

IES Memberships

Fellow £149
Member £122
Associate £99
Affiliate £12
Retired Member £35
Below £15.5k income 25% of normal fees

Other subscriptions

IAQM Fellow £40
IAQM Member £25
IAQM Associate £10

Relevant contact

Lisa Abbott

Office Administrator