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Membership is available to people in the following categories:


open to any person with an interest in licensing


per year



minimum knowledge and experience requirement


per year



by award only following nomination by a 3rd party


per year


by award only at the discretion of the IoL


per year

Associate Membership

An interest in licensing and supportive of the Institute’s objectives.

Individual Membership

Specialist professional knowledge and experience in one or more fields of licensing, along with a broader general appreciation of licensing practice and its context.

The following routes are currently available for demonstrating such knowledge and experience:

  • A degree level qualification in licensing (for example, Certificate of Higher Education in Licensing Law) plus experience in licensing for at least two years.
  • A degree or other equivalent relevant professional qualification and relevant experience in licensing for at least three years
  • Knowledge and experience shown to be equivalent to 1 or 2 (for example, one or more approved qualifications in licensing below degree level) and relevant experience in licensing for at least four years
  • Knowledge and documented experience over a long period of at least four years deemed by the Board in the individual circumstances of the case to be an equivalent qualification for professional membership.


Fellowship will be awarded, following nomination by 2 members of the Institute, to an individual where it can be demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Institute’s Membership and Qualifications Committee that the individual:

is a member of the Institute or meets the criteria for membership; and

has normally made a significant contribution to the Institute and has made a MAJOR contribution in the field of licensing, for example through significant achievement in one or more of the following

  • Recognised published work
  • Research leading to changes in the licensing field or as part of recognised published work
  • Exceptional teaching or educational development
  • Legislative drafting
  • Pioneering or taking a leading role in licensing initiatives or developments leading to significant changes or having a significant impact.

It is stressed that Fellowship is intended for individuals who have made exceptional contributions to licensing and/or related fields rather than those who have simply done their jobs well.

Companion Membership

Deemed by the Board (following recommendation from the relevant Institute of Licensing Committee) to have substantially advanced the general field of licensing. Limited to 12 living members (those elected to Companionship must be or become Institute of Licensing Members).


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