Gained more experience or qualifications - why not apply to advance your membership grade?


Members can apply at any time to have their Grade reviewed by the Membership Committee - for example if they have gained more experience, responsibilities or qualifications. You should use the on line application form to apply for advancement stating your current grade of membership and including details of additional information or complete a pdf application below. Please add as much information as possible to help the Committee re-evaluate your grade against the membership criteria.

  • Associate (AMInstR) - Associate Members have some knowledge and experience and have held a senior role for a lesser period of time.
  • Member (MInstR) - Members usually have considerable knowledge and experience and hold a senior role, with at least three years of important responsibility in a refrigeration and/or air conditioning business. 
  • Fellow (FInstR) - a Fellow is a member who can demonstrate special responsbilities within their work, a contribution to the industry beyond their immediate  business interests and has normally been a Member of the IOR for at least 10 years.  


Membership Grade Advancement Form

The Notes will help you to fill in the form. Please provide as much detailed information as possible about the nature of your work and level of responsibilities.



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