Technician Membership

CIWM’s Technician membership grade offers those in a technical role within the resource & waste management sector a way of demonstrating achievements and professionalism.

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Benefits of Technician Membership


  • Use of designatory letters TechMCIWM
  • Access to knowledge & information
  • Monthly CIWM Journal
  • Savings on events, conferences and training
  • Weekly e-newsletters
  • Access to website members area
  • Quarterly MVO Magazine
  • Access to digital CIWM Journal archive
  • Technical Helpline

Is Technician membership right for me?

Technician membership is perfect for you if have any of the following or equivalent qualifications:

  • A National Certificate
  • A full Wastes Management COTC at NVQ level 3 awarded by WAMITAB, City and Guilds or SQA
  • a relevant VRQ at level 3 or an equivalent qualification
  • and have at least one years' relevant, continuous experience.

If you have other qualifications at a similar level, please contact us to see if they meet our entry criteria.

Becoming Chartered

As you progress in your career, many Technician members choose to become Chartered members. This professional grade demonstrates further experience and is a professional qualification (Chartered Waste Manager) that can be achieved through the demonstration of key competencies that you have gained from practical experience in wastes management. Visit the Chartered membership page for more.

Membership grade review

Following an extensive member consultation, it has been decided that, subject to a decision from the Privy Council, this CIWM membership grade will be brought into our Associate membership. This is aimed at simplifying and modernising the CIWM member grade structure. Given the process involved in changing this structure, we can’t presently offer a completion date for this. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have.