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Membership types

Professional Membership

There are four grades of Professional Membership. Your experience and qualifications will be mapped to the grade that recognises your achievements. You can join at any grade and stage of your career – and as you progress in management, you can upgrade your membership to reflect your accomplishments.

Affiliate Member (AInstLM)

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Affiliate Membership is for new and aspiring managers.

To be eligible, you’ll need to have been a manager for up to three years.

Alternatively, you could have a Level 2 qualification or 10 days’ CPD in the last three years.

Associate Member (AMInstLM)

Christine McInnes, ILM Member

Associate Membership is for experienced managers who have one of the following:

  • at least five years’ management experience, or
  • a Level 3 qualification, or
  • 20 days’ CPD in the last five years

Member (MInstLM)

David Steer, ILM tutor

Established managers qualify for this grade. You’ll be eligible if you have:

  • five or more years’ experience and
  • at least a Level 3 qualification, or
  • at least 20 days’ CPD in the last five years

Fees: all grades are £127 for the first year and £102 to renew annually. Save £10 per year if you pay by direct debit.

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Fellowship (FInstLM)

Kate Cooper, ILM Fellow

Highly experienced senior managers can apply for Fellowship of the Institute.

This highest level of membership formally recognises a combination of exceptional senior management experience, CPD, and qualifications.


Fees: £163 for the first year and £138 to renew annually. Save £10 per year when you pay by direct debit.

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Studying Membership

Freelance consultant Emrys Green

While you’re working towards an ILM qualification, you’re eligible for Studying Membership.

This gives you access to a range of exclusive online resources and events to help you to successfully complete your qualification.


Studying Membership is free of charge. If you’re eligible, you just need to activate it via this site.

Activate your membership

Join straight from the Armed Forces

Russ Haines, ILM Business Development Manager, formerly with the Royal Navy

Membership of the Institute offers an excellent platform to transition from the Forces into a civilian career.

Map your military rank and qualifications to a membership grade and get your management skills acknowledged.


Fees: all grades (except Fellow) are £92 for the first year and £92 to renew annually. Save £10 per year if you pay by direct debit.

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FAQs

Got a question about membership? You might find the answer in our FAQs section.

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