Fellow (FIMMM)

Fellow or Fellowship is the most prestigious IOM3 membership grade. It recognises those who have made a significant contribution or established a record of achievement in the materials, minerals or mining fields, or other disciplines within the technical outreach of IOM3. The award of Fellowship is a measure of esteem for both those working in academia and industry.

Consideration for Fellow is open to both existing members and those not already in membership. It can be applied for as a standalone grade or concurrently with professional registration, however the latter requires you to hold an appropriate grade of professional membership beforehand.

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Benefits of being a Fellow

In addition to the general benefits associated with other grades, Fellows are also entitled to:

  • Use of the postnominal letters ‘FIMMM’.
  • Free entry to our ‘Introduction to Professional Registration’ workshop.
  • Apply for Interim Professional Registration if you are looking to qualify in due course to apply for recognition as a Chartered Engineer (CEng) or Incorporated Engineer (IEng) with the Engineering Council.
  • Free entry to our Professional Registration Workshops.
  • Access to a Mentor to support your application for professional registration.
  • Free entry to our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) workshop.
  • Apply for a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Professionally Qualified Person (PQP) card for which you will need to pass the relevant CITB Health and Safety and Environment Test or an approved alternative.
  • Apply to be recognised with Qualified for Minerals Reporting (QMR) accreditation under the terms of the CRIRSCO templated Codes of Reporting and be added to our register, from which practitioner credential due diligence checks can be made by the public.

For those also holding professional engineering registration:

  • Consideration for entry to the Register of Ground Engineering Professionals (ROGEP) if you are a ground engineer.

Understanding the requirements and the process

Before you make your application, please consult the Fellowship (FIMMM) Application Guide available at the bottom of this page.

The guide covers:

  • The different routes to Fellowship.
  • The application process.
  • The documents you will need to submit in your application pack.

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Making an application for Fellowship

  1. To apply for Fellowship, you will need to submit the appropriate application form.The form you need to complete depends on whether you are already a member of IOM3 or not, and if you also wish to apply concurrently for professional registration (eg CEng, CEnv or CSci). Further details are given in the Guide and the forms are available below.
  2. Your application must be supported by two referees. They should normally be FIMMM or a Fellow of another professional engineering and science institution or professional body of equivalent standing, and ideally have known you for 2 years. Referee pro formas are available at the bottom of this page.

Qualified for Minerals Reporting (QMR)

If you wish to be recognised by the Institute for the purposes of compiling and, with specific experience, being recognised as a Competent Person (CP) or Qualified Person (QP) to sign off Public Reports then please contact the Membership team. The process for initial recognition requires an interview.