Types of Membership

The IOR has a range of membership options for everyone

Member (MInstR)

Members have extensive knowledge and important responsibilities in the sector. 

They work in a wide variety of refrigeration, air conditioning, heat pump and allied sectors. For example Senior Managers, Designers, Sales Engineers, Senior Lecturers, Technical Consultants, Food Technologists, Business Directors, Marketing or HR Experts.

The expected mix of qualifications and experience are:

  • A minimum of 10 years in a role with important responsibility for those without any qualifications
  • Between 5 and 10 years in a role with important responsibility for those with Level 2 or 3 qualifications such as NVQs, HNC etc
  • At least 3 years  in a role with important responsibility for those holding a Degree

See our Grade Guidance for more information

Members can apply for Chartered or Incorporated Engineer Registration with the Engineering Council.

They have an active role in the IOR by voting in Elections and standing for election to the Board of Trustees.

To join you need to provide a complete career history detailing responsibilities of past and current roles (including those not related to RACHP) and an expert statement for consideration by the Membership Committee.

£99 per year renewable on 1st April
Plus a one-off £49 application fee

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Associate Member (AMInstR)

£89 per year renewable on 1st April
Plus a one-off £49 application fee

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£30 per year renewable on 1st April
No application fee

Start your application

£89 per year renewable on 1st April
Plus a one-off £49 application fee

Start your application

£57 per year renewable on 1st April
No application fee

Start your application

 

£30-99 per year depending on grade allocated. Renewable on 1st April
Plus a one-off £49 application fee

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For those working in a hands-on technician or service engineer role the IOR provides a technical subscription service that will help you to keep your skills up to date, improve your knowledge of techniques and provide you with access to over 200 on line good practice guides, bulletins and safety notices.

The RACHP EngTech Section subscription is available to anyone working in the sector.  You will receive four postal mailings a year and as a joining gift a free Torque Tool to help set schraeder valves and prevent refrigerant leakage.

At the end of each subscription year you will receive an IOR CPD Certificate as evidence of your commitment to developing your skills.

Join online straight away to start downloading publications and receive your mailings.

RACHP Engineering Technician Section subscriber UK

£42 per year renewable on 1st April
No application fee

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RACHP Engineering Technician Section Overseas

£50 per year renewable on 1st April
No application fee

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Employer Discount for 5 or more subscribers to the section

£35 per year per named employee renewable on 1st April
No application fee

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RACHP Apprentices enrolled at a college

Applications must be made via your course tutor direct to the IOR Membership Secretary membership@ior.org.uk 

FREE for the duration of your course (maximum three years)

  • Discounted rate for companies signing up five or more staff at £35 per registration - contact membership@ior.org.uk for details.

Student membership

£30 per year renewable on 1st April for a maximum of 3 years. No application fee

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Free Apprentice membership

If you are registered on the RACHP EngTech Apprenticeship we can offer free student membership during your course to support your studies. Students gain access to all IOR technical material and news and an annual CPD Certificate as evidence of off the job learning.

Sign up by contacting membership@ior.org.uk

Course tutors can subscribe all new students - ask us for details membership@ior.org.uk 

Free for a maximum of 3 years.  

 

 

Advance your membership grade

Members can apply at any time to have their Grade reviewed by the Membership Committee. 

You must complete a full application form detailing your job responsibilities, experience and qualifications to show that these now meet the criteria for the grade you wish to advance to. 

No Application fee is charged to members applying for advancement. Once your new grade is confirmed you will be charged the difference between your current and your new fee rate when your membership renews.

If you are not sure whether you are ready for advancement why not join our Membership Pathways Mentoring scheme ?

Apply for advancement

IOR Fellow membership (FInstR)

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