- Who can join IOM3?
- What are the grades of membership?
- What are the benefits of membership?
- How do I check if I hold an accredited degree?
- Can I join instantly/online?
- I used to be a member. How do I rejoin?
- What is my membership number?
- What is my membership grade?
- How do I upgrade my membership?
- How do I become Chartered?
- Can I pay subscriptions online?
- I've moved/changed company - how do I update my contact details?
- I've stopped receiving my free magazine - how can I find out why?
- How do get I a password reminder?
- I am having problems logging onto the website, can you help?
- How do I get a receipt for my membership subscriptions?
AS A SCIENTIST, ENGINEER OR ENVIRONMENTALIST
SPECIAL INTERESTS AND NETWORKING
- Can I register my areas of interest? How does the Institute relate to these?
- Does the Institute have local meetings?
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.
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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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +44 (0)1476 515761.
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 email@example.com or phone +44 (0)1476 515761.
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 the Member Portal when you are logged in.
What is my membership grade?
To check your current grade, Log in to the Member Portal
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for further advice, or phone +44 (0)1476 515761.
Can I pay membership fees online?
Yes, just log into the Member Portal and select Invoice History.
I've moved/changed company - how do I update my contact details?
Please make your changes on the Member Portal using "edit my work details".
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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 "edit my work details" in the Member Portal.
To access member-only services and pay subscription fees, log in to our Member Portal. There are details there for requesting a new password, which you will need to do when you log in there for the first time, or who to contact if you are having problems.
How do I get a receipt for my membership subscriptions?
You will need to email the Accounts team on email@example.com stating your membership number and the year for which you need the receipt.
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AS A SCIENTIST, ENGINEER OR ENVIRONMENTALIST
What is meant by Registration?
The Institute holds licences to award various professional registrations along with Institute grades of membership:
- Science: Chartered Scientist (CSci), Registered Scientist (RSci), Registered Science Technician (RSciTech)
- Engineering: Engineering Technician (EngTech), Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and Chartered Engineer (CEng)
- Environment: 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 two or more levels in the same discipline, ie.EngTech + IEng + CEng.
If you are not sure which registration is the most appropriate for you, contact the Membership Department who will advise you on your options. Please use our Membership Enquiry form
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.
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.
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 Anita Horton through the 'local societies' option on our online enquiry form.