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Membership is available to people and organisations in the following categories:
* SEE MEMBERSHIP CRITERIA BELOW
Apart from being a category in itself, Associate Membership is also the route to Individual Membership.
Applications for Associate, Individual and Organisation Membership can be made online or by submission of an application form to the Executive Officer (forms available on request).
Fellowship and Companionship of the Institute is by confidential nomination by 3rd parties. Nominations should be sent to the Executive Officer who will refer the nomination to the relevant delegated committee for initial consideration. This will be followed by a recommendation from the committee to the Board.
The criteria below apply to membership:
An interest in licensing and supportive of the Institute’s Objects.
Specialist professional knowledge and experience in one or more fields of licensing, along with a broader general appreciation of licensing practice and its context.
The following routes are currently available for demonstrating such knowledge and experience:
A degree level qualification in licensing (for example, Certificate of Higher Education in Licensing Law) plus experience in licensing for at least two years.
A degree or other equivalent relevant professional qualification and relevant experience in licensing for at least three years
Knowledge and experience shown to be equivalent to 1 or 2 (for example, one or more approved qualifications in licensing below degree level) and relevant experience in licensing for at least four years
Knowledge and documented experience over a long period of at least four years deemed by the Board in the individual circumstances of the case to be an equivalent qualification for professional membership.
Fellowship will be awarded, following nomination by 2 members of the Institute, to an individual where it can be demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Institute’s Membership and Qualifications Committee that the individual:
is a member of the Institute or meets the criteria for membership; and
has normally made a significant contribution to the Institute and has made a MAJOR contribution in the field of licensing, for example through significant achievement in one or more of the following
It is stressed that Fellowship is intended for individuals who have made exceptional contributions to licensing and/or related fields rather than those who have simply done their jobs well.
Deemed by the Board (following recommendation from the relevant Institute of Licensing Committee) to have substantially advanced the general field of licensing. Limited to 12 living members (those elected to Companionship must be or become Institute of Licensing Members)
Any organisation with an interest in licensing may become an Organisation member.
There are three categories of Organisation Membership all of which carry 1 vote at AGM / EGM meetings both national and region:
OBLIGATIONS AND RIGHTS
All applicants for, and holders of, Membership or Fellowship are required to signify their acceptance of the Institute of Licensing Rules for professional conduct in force from time to time, including the Institute’s Codes of Ethics and Discipline. (Subject to there being no conflict with the rules of professional conduct of another professional body to which the Member belongs).
Commitment to engaging in Continuing Professional Development is an obligation on all Members and Fellows; while participation in the Institute of Licensing CPD Scheme is not a requirement, it will be seen as one of the simplest ways of demonstrating such engagement. (In some cases the member will have met the obligation already because of the CPD requirements of another professional body to which the Member belongs).
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