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Chartered IOSH Membership

Whether you already work in health & safety or are interested in expanding your skill set, IOSH status will assist your professional development.  IOSH is the Chartered body for health & safety professionals and has over 44,000 members making it the biggest health & safety organisation in the world.

IOSH membership categories

There are six IOSH membership categories. To move to another category of membership it will depend on your experience, qualifications and your goals:

  1. Affiliate Member
  2. Associate Member
  3. Technician Member
  4. Graduate Member
  5. Chartered Member
  6. Chartered Fellow

IOSH membership level 1: Affiliate Member

Everyone joins as an Affiliate Member and this means you have immediate access to all the benefits of membership.

IOSH membership level 2: Associate Member (AIOSH)

To become an Associate member, you must have an accredited qualification. This category demonstrates that you have a clear understanding of health and safety through a nationally
recognised qualification.

IOSH membership level 3: Technician Member (Tech IOSH)

To gain Tech IOSH status you must have some experience of health & safety as well as an accredited qualification, for example the NEBOSH Certificate.  You will join the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme.

IOSH membership level 4: Graduate Member (Grad IOSH)

To become a Graduate Member you will have completed an IOSH accredited degree level qualification such as the NEBOSH Diploma. This category is for people who are working towards Chartered Membership, you will be asked to complete Initial Professional Development (IPD).

IOSH membership level 5: Chartered Member (CMIOSH)

To obtain Chartered status you will have gained two years of IPD in health & safety to develop your skills portfolio and undertaken a peer review. As a Chartered Member you will be recognised by businesses and employers as being at the top of your profession.

IOSH membership level 6: Chartered Fellow (CFIOSH)

Fellowship is awarded to those who have been Chartered Members for at least five years and are considered to be ‘ambassadors’ of the industry.

Find out more about IOSH membership or IPD.

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