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Our membership journey is designed to support you as you develop throughout your career.

Your membership grade reflects your level of experience in resources and waste management. CIWM grades – and the ‘post-nominal’ letters after your name – are recognised and respected universally: they’re a sign of how far you’ve gone on your journey in the industry, what you’ve achieved so far, and how you’re giving back to the sector.

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With no qualifications or previous experience required, Affiliate membership is perfect for those who are new to the sector and is the quickest and easiest way to access our range of member benefits.

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Designed for those with a degree-level qualification or 2+ years experience in the sector, Associate membership shows your ongoing commitment to developing your knowledge, skills and experience.

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Created specifically for operational staff, Technical membership reflects your significant technical skills and shows your commitment to building a successful career in the resources and waste sector.

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Chartered membership makes a powerful statement about your experience and achievements in the industry and shows your commitment to sustainable resource and waste management.

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Awarded to outstanding professionals in the sector, Fellowship is the pinnacle of CIWM membership. Fellows are recognised for their exceptional achievements, professionalism and leadership, as well as their commitment to giving back to the industry.

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Available to those who are studying full-time or completing an apprenticeship, Student membership is completely free. It’s a great way to support your studies and prepare for your career in the waste and resources sector.

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Not sure which grade is right for you?

Use our grade finder tool to find your perfect fit. Answer a few simple questions and we’ll recommend the grade most relevant to your experience and qualifications.

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Need some support?

Our membership team are on-hand to help find the right membership grade for you. Contact us at membership@ciwm.co.uk or call 01604 620426 to learn more about all the options available to you.


How do I become a member?

Complete our online registration and gain instant access to a whole host of exclusive benefits designed to enhance your career.

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