Chartered Membership

If you’re looking to become a Chartered Member of CIWM (to use the term Chartered Waste Manager and designatory letters MCIWM) then it is important to think carefully about what you need to be able to demonstrate before making your application. All candidates for Chartered Membership need to attend a professional interview. We do have a high pass rate but, rather like a driving test, not everybody passes first time! So here’s some things to think about to improve your chances and to consider before deciding if you should apply for Chartered membership now, or wait for a little while longer:

Know the entry criteria and the application process

Have a look at the specific entry criteria for this membership type and make sure you are familiar with what’s expected when making a Chartered application. Get along to one of our Chartered workshops to speak to staff, interviewers, and other potential candidates about what’s involved.

Be a CIWM member for at least 6 months before becoming Chartered

At the professional interview for Chartered membership, you need to demonstrate an awareness of the wider waste industry, beyond your immediate field of work, and the issues/hot topics affecting it. CIWM member resources and benefits are a great way to help develop knowledge for that part of the interview assessment. Being a member on another grade of membership helps you get to know CIWM and what we’re about, helping you learn more about what’s on offer and how you can get involved and make the most of your membership in the future. Our membership network is a key part of why many members join – what contribution can you make?

Which membership option is right for you?

CIWM has various membership options. Many of our membership grades offer professional recognition through designatory letters (e.g GradMCIWM). You can get many of the benefits of CIWM membership with one of our professional membership grades, while you are preparing to make a Chartered application. Alternatively, our Affiliate Membership is a quick and easy way to join CIWM to receive most membership benefits. Please have a look at our membership options to decide which one is best for you right now.

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