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Student progression

Find out how you can progress through our membership grades when you've finished studying.

As an IOSH Student Member, we'll prepare you for success by supporting you throughout your studies and equipping you with tools to increase your post-study employability and gain a competitive edge in the workplace. If you’ve completed your qualification, you’re ready to progress to your next IOSH Member grade.

Why progress?

By continuing your IOSH journey and progressing to the next member grade, you’re demonstrating your commitment and credibility. As the world’s leading chartered professional body for people responsible for safety and health in the workplace, we’re here to support you. We have more than 49,000 members, representing every industry, in over 130 countries. Below are some of the benefits of progressing with IOSH.

  • Enhance your career prospects – access tools and resources to support you through every stage of the job application process, as well as a huge library of e-learning content to help you develop your business skills. 
  • Benefit from the IOSH stamp of excellence – IOSH membership is recognised worldwide as the benchmark for professional safety and health excellence. 
  • Expand your network – by connecting with a vast network of like-minded professionals. 
  • Gain access to news and policy updates – staying up to date on regulatory changes and industry best-practice is essential to your role as a safety and health professional.

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How do I progress?

Please send a copy of your official qualification certificate or results letter, transcript and an updated CV to Studentmembership@iosh.com. If you do not have your certificate or transcript yet, we can accept an official letter from your tutor or qualification provider.

Once you’ve sent us the relevant documents, a qualification assessment will take place. Once we have checked your qualification, we’ll get in touch to arrange payment for your first annual fee and get you started with your new membership category.

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How much does it cost?

As a Student Member progressing to your next Member grade, you’ll need to pay the renewal fee relevant to the grade you’re moving into. The current annual subscription rates (renewals only) are a one-off payment and last for a whole year. For 2022-2023 they are as follows:

Associate Member - £140
Technical Member - £140
Graduate Member - £155

Prices valid until 31 March 2023

IOSH has paused all routes to Chartered membership while we implement changes to enhance members’ professional journeys. We will publish full details of this new route closer to the launch date. Read more about the changes to membership.

You might be eligible for one of our concessionary rates.

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Extending your student membership

If your studies have been extended, please email us an official confirmation from your University or course provider which includes the new end date, and we'll extend your Student Membership accordingly.

Ending your student membership

If you choose not to progress then three months after your qualification end date your membership with IOSH will cease. This will mean you will no longer have access to any member benefits such as CPD, the IOSH Career Hub, IOSH Mentoring or the IOSH Magazine.

Ready to become an IOSH student member?

To join as a student member, please complete the online application form. Once we've received your application, we will contact you within five working days.

Apply now