How to join CIWM or transfer your membership grade

Becoming a CIWM Member is easy and straightforward; you can apply online or through the membership team. If you are already a member of CIWM, you may wish to transfer to a different membership grade that recognises your qualifications and experience. 

Please review the criteria for our different membership grades below and choose the most appropriate membership category for you. Then click on the relevant application link.  If you are not sure which Membership grade is best for you, please call the Membership Team on 01604 620426.  

Questions?

When making an application online, if you have any questions or experience any difficulties with the form, please email membership@ciwm.co.uk or call Gabriel Mancho on 01604 620426.  

MEMBER (MCIWM) - Chartered Waste Manager

This class of membership is also known as Full Member or Corporate Member i.e. when achieved, you are a Member of the Corporate Body; this is still a class of membership for an individual.)

Entry Criteria:

Has a degree or post-graduate qualification and has a minimum of four years relevant continuous experience in wastes management including structured training.
OR
Is a Corporate Member of a relevant Chartered Institution and has a minimum of two years relevant continuous experience in wastes management.

In all cases applicants will be required to satisfy a Professional Interview Panel. This will consist of senior members of the Institution and candidates will be asked to give a brief presentation on their area of work. Full details will be sent prior to interview. For more information and assistance follow the link HERE.

Experienced Practitioner Route

This route into Membership is designed for those who have considerable experience within the waste industry but have few or no formal qualifications. It involves the submission of an additional report with the application.  Full details of the report can be found HERE

Application Form for Professional Membership

LICENTIATE MEMBER (LCIWM)

Entry Criteria:

Has a degree or post graduate qualification, a minimum of one year's experience in the wastes management industry and has undergone a period of vocational training consisting of either:-

- satisfactory completion of a module of a post-graduate course on wastes management provided by a university, and approved for this purpose by CIWM; or
- satisfactory completion of a full waste management COTC at NVQ level 4 awarded by WAMITAB, City and Guilds or SQA; or
- satisfactory completion of the HNC in Wastes Management/Foundation Degree in wastes Management; or
- satisfactory completion of the Open University's Diploma in Pollution Control; or
- satisfactory completion of a relevant Higher Level Award (HLA) at level 4; or
- such other programme of vocational training as shall be approved from time to time by CIWM's Education, Training and Membership Committee.

A Licentiate Member is a Corporate Member of the Institution and is therefore entitled to full voting rights in matters of Institution business.

Application Form for Professional Membership


GRADUATE MEMBER (GradMCIWM)

Entry Criteria:

Any person who is concerned with wastes management and has a degree but does not have the necessary continuous relevant experience required for Corporate Membership.

Application Form for Professional Membership


ASSOCIATE MEMBER (AssocMCIWM)

Entry Criteria:

Has achieved passes in two A levels or holds a Higher National Certificate, or an equivalent qualification and has a minimum of two years relevant continuous experience in wastes management.
OR
Has achieved a full wastes management COTC at NVQ level 4 awarded by WAMITAB, City and Guilds or SQA.

Application Form for Professional Membership

TECHNICIAN MEMBER (TechMCIWM)

Entry Criteria:

Holds a National Certificate, or an equivalent qualification and has a minimum of one year relevant continuous experience in wastes management, including structured training. 
OR
Has achieved a full Wastes Management COTC at NVQ level 3 awarded by WAMITAB, City and Guilds or SQA.
OR
Satisfactory completion of a relevant VRQ at level 3.

Application Form for Professional Membership

STUDENT MEMBER - FREE TO JOIN

Entry Criteria:

A person who is undertaking a course of study and examination relevant to wastes management. This grade is available to both full-time and part-time students. Full-time students receive membership free of charge for the duration of their course. 

Find out more about the benefits of becoming a student member and join today.

AFFILIATE MEMBER (Fast Track)

Entry Criteria:

A person who is involved with wastes management, but as yet, is not eligible for any other grade of membership.

Application Formfor Affiliate Member

FELLOW (FCIWM)

Entry Criteria:

Any Member who has shown evidence of distinguished professional attainment in the sphere of wastes management, and has been a Corporate Member for at least seven years. Candidates for Fellowship need to be nominated by either three Fellows of the Institution or six Corporate Members.
 
Fellow Application - Guidance Notes

Fellow Application Form 

Fellows Assessment Panels for 2016 are anticipated to be on the following dates: 2nd February, 15th March, 17th May, 28th July, 27th September and 15th November.  Applications should be submitted at least 2 weeks before an assessment panel date.  

Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv)

Entry Criteria:

You must first be a Full Member (Chartered Waste Manager) or Fellow.  
All candidates will need to submit a report and attend a professional interview.  More details can be found HERE

 

Organisations can join either as an Affiliated Organisation or a Business Partner, both categories have Silver, Gold and Platinum options.

Affiliated Organisation

Affiliated Organisation package details

Application Form for Silver, Gold or Platinum

Business Partner

Application Form for Silver, Gold or Platinum

If you have any questions regarding membership then please contact the membership team:

Andy Barker
Membership Development Manager

Jenny Newton
Membership Services Officer

Kate Barratt
Membership Services Officer

Gabriel Mancho
Membership Services Officer

Claire Nicoll
Development Officer 

Telephone: +44 (0) 1604 620426
Email: membership@ciwm.co.uk

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