Ways to join

Join us online

You can join IOSH online today. Remember – you will become an Affiliate Member straight away, so you will be able to tap into our benefits and services without delay. If you are in full time or part time education, you can join through our Student Membership page. 

Join us by email or post

We have different application forms depending on where you live. Click on the appropriate link and you will be able to download your application form, once you have read and agreed to our Membership terms and conditions.

If you are sending in your application by email, please send it to membership@iosh.com.

Fees and renewals

Find out more about our joining and renewal fees. You may be eligible for a reduced fee if you meet any of our concessionary membership criteria.

What happens when I join?

Once you have applied and paid your fee, you will become an Affiliate Member and get immediate access to all our benefits and services for one year.

Remember – once you have joined you are bound by our Royal Charter and Byelaws (PDF, 145KB) and Code of Conduct (PDF, 456KB).

The categories of IOSH membership

We have six membership categories:

  • Student Member
  • Affiliate Member
  • Associate Member (AIOSH)
  • Technical Member (Tech IOSH)
  • Graduate Member (Grad IOSH)
  • Chartered Member (CMIOSH)
  • Chartered Fellow (CFIOSH).

Want to know more? Find out about our membership categories or have a look at our membership structure (PDF, 84KB).

Apply for a different category of membership

If you would like us to check whether your qualifications and experience meet the requirements for Associate, Technical or Graduate membership, please send us a CV that demonstrates your health and safety experience, along with your certificates for any relevant qualifications so we can check that they meet our criteria. Please do not send us original documents – good quality copies are acceptable.

Once we receive your application, we'll then review your qualifications and experience to decide if you're eligible for Associate, Technical or Graduate membership. We will let you know the outcome within six working weeks of receipt. You will remain an Affiliate Member until we confirm that your application to change category has been successful.


If you have any questions about joining IOSH, please check our frequently asked questions, where your query may already have been answered.

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