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Associate Membership

Our Associate members have careers that are well underway and come from a wide range of backgrounds.  Associate members of CIEEM are working confidently and consistently well on increasingly complex projects without supervision and may even be supervising others from time to time within small, medium and large consultancies, local authorities, government agencies, statutory bodies and the world of academia.  Whatever their role, what these members have in common is a drive to increase their knowledge and experience whilst they work towards to developing their careers and promoting the highest standards of practice for the benefit of nature and society.  

If that sounds like you, read on to explore the benefits of Associate membership. 

Professional recognition 

  • Widely regarded professional recognition and use of the ACIEEM suffix. 
  • A free listing in our Professional Directory where you can advertise to the public, developers and other ecologists/environmental managers.  
  • Enhance your CV with CIEEM membership.   

Training and CPD 

  • Discounted rates on our extensive professional development programme of conferences, training events and webinars. 
  • Plan and record your CPD through our online platform. 


  • quarterly copy of CIEEM’s In Practice magazine, addressing a wide range of topical issues.  
  • Monthly updates on policy and the latest news from the sector directly to your inbox.  
  • Advice and support on professional matters through access to our Technical Guidance Series and members’ only Professional Guidance Series 


  • Local and regional networking opportunities through your nearest member network.
  • Opportunities to meet other ecological and environmental professionals and potential employers through our national programme of training and events. 

Supporting you and the sector 

  • Exclusive member discounts from carefully chosen suppliers of equipment and clothing. 
  • Opportunities to influence government and key decision makers on issues of concern.  
  • Improve your practise by assessing your skills and experience using CIEEM’s Competency Framework. 
  • Access to a competitively priced Institute-endorsed Professional Indemnity Insurance Scheme and access to other insurance products.  
  • ‘Give something back’ and develop your own skills through our numerous volunteering opportunities 
  • Spread the cost of membership subscription via direct debit. 
  • Get in touch with our supportive membership team should you have a career break or are experiencing financial difficulties for abeyance and deferral options. 


Visit the 'Supporting Your Application' page for all the information you need to apply

Download a Membership Application Form here >>

If you are already a member of CIEEM and looking to upgrade, please login to the Members’ Area to download an upgrade application form