Membership FAQs

If you have a query relating to joining the Institute, membership grades, professional qualifications or special interests, check the FAQs below which may help you.

If you do not find the answer to your question here, use our online enquiry form to contact our membership department with your query

JOINING IOM3

MEMBERSHIP

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

REGISTRATION AS SCIENTIST, ENGINEER OR ENVIRONMENTALIST

What is meant by Registration?

SPECIAL INTERESTS AND NETWORKING

Can I register my areas of interest? How does the Institute relate to these?
Does the Institute have local meetings?

JOINING IOM3

Who can join IOM3?

Anyone can become a member of IOM3 – you don’t have to have an academic qualification in materials, minerals or mining. Our Affiliate grade is for anyone who would like to take advantage of our information resources, networking opportunities or online services. Other grades are for those with appropriate technical qualifications and experience.

See Membership grades and their requirements

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What are the grades of membership?
Grades of membership range from Student for those starting out on their career, through Technician, to Professional Member and Fellow, for senior members with an established reputation in materials, minerals and mining technology. The Affiliate grade is for anyone interested in materials, minerals or mining science and technology – you do not need any formal qualifications.

Details of IOM3 membership grades

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What are the benefits of membership?
Benefits of IOM3 membership include a free members’ magazine, online access to premium web content, discounts on IOM3 services, networking opportunities, professional development advice etc.

Membership benefits

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How do I check if I hold an accredited degree?
If you need to check if your degree has been accredited and qualifies you for membership, email membership@iom3.org or phone +44 (0)1782 221717

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Can I join instantly?
You can become an Affiliate or Student member of the Institute immediately by applying here.

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Can I join online?
Yes, you can join here.

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I used to be a member. How do I rejoin?
If your membership has lapsed within the last 5 years, we should still have an electronic record and can reinstate you readily, subject to confirmation of your status. Simply email membership@iom3.org or phone +44 (0)1782 221717

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MEMBERSHIP

What is my membership number?
Your membership number is printed on the wrapper of your free Institute magazine (Materials World or Clay Technology) and appears in your profile on this website when you are logged in.

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What is my membership grade?
To check your current grade, Log in and check My Profile.

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How do I upgrade my membership?
You can enquire about upgrading online and send us your documents and certificates -  we will advise on the grade options open to you. Please use the Membership Enquiry Form

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How do I become Chartered?
First you will need to check that you meet the educational and competence requirements. To do this read the guidelines and checklist for CEng
Not sure? Then contact membership@iom3.org for further advice, or phone +44 (0)1782 221717

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Can I pay membership fees online?
Yes, just log in (or if you are already logged in, go to My Profile) and select Pay Subscriptions.

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I've moved/changed company - how do I update my contact details?
Please use the Work Address details update form

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I've stopped receiving my free magazine - how can I find out why?

Have you moved house or job? Are your contact details up to date? Log in and check My Account [link top right] to update the home address details we currently hold. To update your work address details please use the Work Address details update form

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How do I log in or get my password?
To log in to the website and access member-only services and content, you need a username and password. Your default username is your surname followed by your membership number. The username and password/PIN from the old IOM3 website no longer apply; these were reset at the launch of the new website. If you have forgotten your password go to the request new password page. You will receive an email with a one-time login link. After obtaining your login you can change your password if required.

IOM3 members will receive an email with a new login link. If you do not receive this, try using the request new password page. If this does not work, it may be because we don't have your current email address - in this case please contact the Member Services department for further assistance on membership@iom3.org

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I am having problems logging on to the website - can you help?
Please in the first instance refer to the Login Problems help page

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How do I get a receipt for my membership subscriptions?
You will need to email the Accounts team on accounts.mailings@iom3.org stating your membership number and the year for which you need the receipt.

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PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

REGISTRATION AS SCIENTIST, ENGINEER OR ENVIRONMENTALIST

What is meant by Registration?

The Institute holds licences to award various professional qualifications along with Institute grades of membership:

  • Science based : Chartered Scientist (CSci), Registered Scientist (RSci), Registered Science Technician (RSciTech)
  • Engineering based, Engineering Technician (EngTech), Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and Chartered Engineer (CEng)
  • Environmental : Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv)

In theory you can apply for any or all of these, subject to meeting the criteria for each, eg CSci, CEng and CEnv but not EngTech + IEng + CEng.

Registration details and guidelines

If you are not sure which qualification is the most appropriate for you, contact the Membership Department who will advise you on the options open to you. Please use our Membership Enquiry form

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SPECIAL INTERESTS AND NETWORKING

Can I register my areas of interest? How does the Institute relate to these?
The Institute has Technical Divisions and Societies which act as special interest groups. These reflect the disciplines covered by IOM3.

Details of technicial divisions and societies

To affiliate with one or more of these groups, log in to the website and choose your technical subjects interests under My Profile. You will then receive information about any IOM3 activities in those subject areas.

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Does the Institute have local meetings?

IOM3 has a network of over 50 local societies, what maybe known elsewhere as “branches” or “chapters”. Run by members for members, these provide networking at a local level via technical meetings and social get togethers as well as lecture competitions. Members are welcome to attend any meeting anywhere in the world, usually free of charge unless it involves a dinner for example. For details, visit our Local Societies pages. Alternatively contact Efi Fragkou, Regional & International Affairs Executive through the 'local societies' option on our online enquiry form or tel 020 7451 7415.

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