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Individual membership for those outside of the UK

IOR membership includes many individuals across the globe. Our current membership spans 47 countries including the UK and with the number of overseas members continually growing the potential for international collaboration is increasing still further.

We currently have members in: Russia, Australia, Barbados, Belgium, Brazil, Cameroun, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, Dubai, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Northern Ireland, Pakistan, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, U.A.E., Uganda, USA, Zambia, Eire, Switzerland, the British Virgin Islands, and Wales.

Benefits of Membership for those living outside of the UK:

  • Become part of a professional network of individuals to increase your contacts globally
  • Access to internationally recognised publications and up to date technical information
  • Recognition of your skills and experience through IOR membership grading and the use of Membership initials after your name eg MInstR
  • Registration with the Engineering Council for those who wish to become Chartered Engineers, Incorporated Engineers Engineering or Engineering Technicians
  • Keep up with technical and legislative developments
  • IOR CPD Certificates for your learning when you attend a Webinar or E-learning programme
  • Elearning on alternative refrigerants and containment
  • An annual programme of webinar talks and access to recordings and technical papers
  • The possibility of setting up a local network and having meetings with colleagues. 


What you get when you join:

  • The right to use designatory letters after your name (Associate Member, Member and Fellow grades only)
  • Regular email news updates and links to download publications  
  • Password for free downloads from the IOR website library
  • Annual datastick with Cods of Practice and guidance notes 
  • Membership Certificate, Badge and Sticker

How to apply

The application procedure is the same for all members regardless of where they live or work

Start your application here


What our international members say

“ IoR keeps me well abreast with advance notification of events and hard copies of papers. Being so far away, it is difficult to attend IoR meetings at all, let alone on a regular basis, but I do not feel left out at all.” Member in Australia



”IOR has a good reputation and high professional standing. It is very useful being a member, even outside the UK, and there are many people in my country that are very interested in the benefits of membership.” Member in Mauritius



“I joined for information about technology and good practice, but also to gain contacts in the UK”. Member in Belgium



“The IOR is a true engineers’ Institute in the sense of concentrating on application know how and how to apply knowledge and research results. It has a strong emphasis on refrigeration technology application, irrespective of its end use”. Member in Australia