IOR Membership Application - Before you Begin

There are currently two grades of membership available for personal applications; Associate and Professional. We are not able to recommend a specific grade, as applications are passed to our membership reviewers who make the final decision based on your experience and references.

All grades have access to the benefits of membership, the only differences are in voting rights. Criteria for each of the grades may be found here.


Associate Member

Full access to member only publications and Sound Practise Guidance papers
Free access to member events
Full access to IOR Education Programme
Referees not required
CV not required
Internationally recognised

£50 per year

Discounts available according to World Bank country classifications

Professional Member

Full access to member only publications and Sound Practise Guidance papers
Free access to member events
Full access to IOR Education Programme
Entitlement to use PIOR post nominals
Internationally recognised
2 Referees required
CV required
Voting rights

£150 per year

Discounts available according to World Bank country classifications

Corporate Membership

Full access to member only publications and Sound Practise Guidance papers
Free access to member events
Full access to IOR Education programme
Internationally recognised
Your company logo on the IOR site

£1000 per 10 representatives per year

One time joining fee of £200

Please Note:-

  • Addresses: Personal home addresses and email addresses are important as our primary means of contacting you. If you are working or studying then we would expect those 'professional' contact details also, including an email address in support of your bona-fide.
  • CV or Résumé: Professional level applicants will need to attach an up to date CV/Résumé in Word or PDF format. You should have this prepared beforehand so that it can be uploaded when you complete your online application.
  • Referees: Professional level applicants will need two professional referees. These should be related to your employer if you are working, or someone in the profession. This could include college, university or training establishment. Referees do not need to be members of the IOR. You may provide personal character referees, but these should be in addition to your professional referees.
    NB. If you are not in employment or not a risk practitioner, we would suggest a teacher, professor, mentor or someone in the risk or related professions may be able to help. Failing this, if you already know an IOR member, we are sure they would be happy to help. In some cases it may be possible to arrange a meeting with an IOR member before hand or attend one of our networking/ social evenings.

    In any event, your referees work or professional emails should be provided.

  • Subscriptions: Your initial subscription is payable upon application. We cannot begin to process your application until this has been received. There are currently no exemptions from our membership subscription, however the IOR operates a discount scheme based on the World Bank country classifications.

Important - To avoid delays in processing your application, before applying, confirm with your referees they are happy to provide a reference, assure them it will be in the form of a short questionnaire the IOR will send them.


If, in the view of the application review panel, an applicant is eligible for a higher grade than that applied for, you will be invited to apply for an upgrade after your application has been approved.


We look forward to receiving your application. If you have any questions, you can contact us by email on membership@ior-institute.org