Being awarded a fellowship of CIWM recognises seniority and ongoing contribution at the highest level within the resource and waste management sector. Being a Fellow of CIWM is perfect for you if you have been a Chartered (Full/Corporate) member for at least 7 years and have made a significant contribution to the wastes management industry. Candidates need to show evidence of distinguished professional attainment in the sphere of wastes management - this may also include being actively involved in the work of CIWM.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of being a CIWM Fellow?

Fellows receive all of the benefits that other CIWM members receive. A full list of benefits can be found here. In addition, Fellows can use the designatory letters FCIWM, which are instantly recognisable as a connection to CIWM, demonstrating passion, commitment and achievement in the wastes management industry. You can still use the title Chartered Waste Manager too. The CIWM President is elected from CIWM Fellows each year. This is a high profile role and an opportunity to shape the work of CIWM and the wider industry.

Fellows are encouraged to be actively involved in the work of CIWM and there are excellent opportunities for networking and contributing to high level work in the industry.

What commitments do I have as a Fellow member?

As a Fellow you are committing to professional standards within the wastes management industry. It is likely that before becoming a Fellow you will already have been actively involved in the work of CIWM and making a significant contribution to both the wastes management profession and CIWM.

What is the cost of being a CIWM Fellow?

Fellow membership is £228 per annum.

You can claim Tax Relief on Membership Fees if you pay them yourself. Visit the website for more detail.

How do I become a Fellow?

You need to complete an application form and submit this to the Membership Team. Your application needs to be sponsored by either one of the following: 3 Fellows, 6 Chartered (Full/Corporate) Members or a regional CIWM Centre Council. Completed applications are put to the next Fellows Assessment Panel. Fellows Assessment Panels meet approx. every 2-3 months.

Dates for the Assessment Panels in 2017 are 2nd February, 15th March, 17th May, 12th July, 4th September and 9th November. Applications should be submitted at least 2 weeks before an assessment panel date.

Download the Fellow application - guidance notes for more information.

What happens next?

You will be advised of the outcome of the Fellows Assessment Panel, and if successful you will be sent an invoice for the change in fees. A certificate will be issued and we can arrange for this to be presented to you in person at a suitable event or other occasion.

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