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We aim to make the online application process as straightforward and smooth as possible but please contact the membership team if you need help or advice.


Step 1– Find your Grade


You can find your grade or view the web pages for each grade or read our membership admissions criteriafor more on the different grades and their requirements.


Step 2– Register & Apply online


Simplycreate a website accountand thenlog inbefore returning to this page and followthe relevant link belowto find out more and complete the onlineform:

For Member and Fellow applications please make sure you have all the evidence required by our membership admissions criteriaincluding details of your referees, before completing your application.

If you are seeking Chartered status alongside your Member or Fellow application, please remember you will need to include evidence of your CPD and a reflective statement setting out your commitment to maintaining, developing and enhancing your linguistic excellence and upholding professional standards.


Step 3– Payment


  • Student Affiliatemembership is free
  • Study Affiliateapplications mustbe accompanied by the annual membership fee of£30 payable as part of the online application process
  • Career Affiliate, Associate,MemberandFellowapplications must be accompanied by an assessment fee of £30, payable as part of the online application process

If you're also seeking chartership alongside your Member or Fellow application, please remember you will need to include evidence of your CPD anda reflective statement.


What next?


Receipt of yourapplication will be acknowledged and assessmentwillbegin directly. Please do not submit your application unless you have all the evidence required, including for Member andFellow applications the details of your referees.

Career Affiliate, Associate,MemberandFellowapplications - we aim to advise you of the outcome within six weeks of submission, Student and Study Affliates much sooner. If your application is successful we will let you know the annual fee you need to pay in order to activate your membership.