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Professional Memberships

A Simple Breakdown

Finding the right qualification to support your planned career progression and effectively meet professional goals can take some consideration.

As such, it can be even more tricky obtaining specific professional memberships while maintaining a path which addresses all other development criteria. To help streamline this journey, we’ve prepared a simple breakdown with a diagram showing availability by qualification (pictured below) and brief explanations for each membership.

Before referring to this quick guide though, please bear a few things in mind:

  • SHEilds DO NOT mediate memberships. All applications are subject to acceptance by the institutes in question, while some levels of memberships require at least some practical experience in addition to the qualifications.
  • Progression from GradIOSH to CMIOSH is managed through an internal IPD scheme with IOSH.
  • Memberships typically include an associated cost which is paid directly to the applicable institute and is not included in your course fees.
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As shown above we’ve broken down memberships according to levels and specific subjects. Want to find out more about each? Check out our explanations below.

General Certificate Level

General Certificate level qualifications, such as our NEBOSH National and International General Certificates in Health & Safety allow application for three possible memberships:

  • AIOSH: Associate Membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).
  • TechIOSH: Technical Membership of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).
  • AIIRSM: Associate Membership of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management.

Subject Specific Certificates

Subject specific certificates often include specific membership options in many cases:

NEBOSH Environmental Certificate

Memberships available through the NEBOSH Environmental Certificate:

  • Tech CIWEM: Technician Membership of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management.
  • AIEMA: Associate Membership of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment.

NEBOSH Fire Certificates

Memberships available through the National and International NEBOSH Fire Certificates:

  • AIOSH: Associate Membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).
  • AIIRSM: Associate Membership of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management.
  • TIFPO: Technician Membership of the Institute of Fire Prevention Officers.
  • TechIOSH: Technical Membership of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

NEBOSH Construction Certificates

Memberships available through the National and International NEBOSH Construction Certificates:

  • AIOSH: Associate Membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).
  • AIIRSM: Associate Membership of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management.
  • TechIOSH: Technical Membership of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).
  • AaPS: Construction Safety Associate Membership with the Association for Project Safety.


Diploma Level

The following are memberships largely restricted to Diploma level graduates:

General Health and Safety Diplomas

Memberships available for General Health and Safety Diplomas such as the NEBOSH International and National Diplomas or ProQual NVQ Level 5 Diploma:

  • GradIOSH: Graduate Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).
  • CMIOSH: Chartered Member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).
  • MIIRSM: Member of the International Institute for Risk and Safety Managers.
  • RMaPS: Registered Membership of the Association for Project Safety.

NEBOSH Environmental Diploma

Memberships available to NEBOSH Environmental Diploma graduates include:

  • MCIWEM: Member of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management.
  • SIIRSM: Specialist Member of the International Institute for Risk and Safety Managers.
  • PIEMA: Practitioner Membership of Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment.

Further information

Need further information on specific memberships and routes to obtaining them? Contact our dedicated course advisor team through our contact page and ‘LIVE CHAT’ tab.

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7 replies
    • SHEilds Health and Safety
      SHEilds Health and Safety says:

      Hello Amir, to achieve membership you must first have completed one of the qualifications stated in this blog post.

      I will provide the best advice in order for you to attain professional membership if you can first tell me which of these qualifications mentioned from NEBOSH or IOSH you have?
      If you do not yet have one of these qualifications we can advise on where to start.

      Reply
      • selma
        selma says:

        hi i just wrote environmental diploma am i capable to apply for membership ,and please explain to me the benefits of being a membership.

        Reply
        • SHEilds Health and Safety
          SHEilds Health and Safety says:

          Hello Selma,

          Once you have confirmed as having passed the Ed1 and Ed2; holders of the NEBOSH National Diploma in Environmental Management may use the designatory letters ‘EnvDipNEBOSH’ after their name.

          The NEBOSH National Diploma in Environmental Management is accepted as meeting the qualification requirements for non-chartered Member (MCIWEM) of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM – http://www.ciwem.org), for holders achieving the overall qualification from 1 February 2009 onwards.

          Progression to chartered membership (MCIWEM C.WEM) is a further opportunity.

          It is also accepted by the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM – http://www.iirsm.org) as meeting the academic requirements for Specialist membership (SIIRSM).

          Kind regards

          Reply
  1. Piyam
    Piyam says:

    Hi
    I got my NEBOSH IGC since 2011. Please tell me how to become a member of the following bodies if i have qualified. I have been working as a safety professional since 2007.

    AIOSH: Associate Membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).
    TechIOSH: Technical Membership of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).
    AIIRSM: Associate Membership of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management.

    Kind regards.
    Piyam.

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    • SHEilds Health and Safety
      SHEilds Health and Safety says:

      Hello Piyam

      Thank you for your comment.

      If you have the IGC certificate then you can apply to IOSH for membership at TechIOSH level. Associate level is a lower membership level so would not be applicable if you can go straight in at Tech level.

      To apply for membership you need to go to the IOSH membership section of their website and complete the online application form, send in your CV and pay the membership fee. IOSH will then review your documents and decide which level you should be started at.

      Please find below the link to the IOSH membership website: https://www.iosh.co.uk/Membership/Become-a-member.aspx

      For AIIRSM membership you need to complete their online application form and send them your CV and certificate of the highest qualification you have and pay the membership fees.

      Please find below the link to the IIRSM membership website: https://www.iirsm.org/individual-membership

      If you’d like to progress you can always take your career further with Diploma level qualifications, such as the NEBOSH International Diploma. Once complete you can apply for higher memberships.

      Kind regards

      Reply

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