There are currently two grades of membership availble for application; 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. We can however confirm that all grades have access to the benefits of membership and that the only differences are in voting rights.
Criteria for each of the grades may be found here.
In any event, your referees work or professional emails should be provided.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org