Supporting documents

In order to successfully become a member of the InstMC , a number of documents will be required to prove applicant's professional and academic experiences. The nature and number of supporting documents will depend on the membership grade selected by the applicant. 

Membership annual fee

View a detailed list of the membership annual fees here



Once you have submitted your application, it will be assessed by independent referees, and checked by our registration staff for completeness and accuracy. This will include an audit of your formal qualifications and an assessment of your CV and supporting documentation. This validation and assessment process typically takes between 2-3 months assuming the material provided is complete.


Membership Grades Requirements


Fellows (FInstMC) Election to Fellow is dependent on individuals successfully demonstrating, through technical or other roles, significant contribution to, and superior responsibility in, the industry. In view of this, candidates are expected to be over 35 years of age with more than 8 years’ acceptable professional experience, of which at least the most recent 5 years have involved responsibility in a senior corporate, or equivalent, capacity. Applications are normally required to be in writing, in keeping with a prescribed format, and are assessed via a Professional Review that, at the discretion of the Institute, may include an Interview.


Members (MInstMC) The Institute recognises that the automation and measurement and control industries embrace many individuals whose roles and responsibilities do not involve engineering and technology but who are nevertheless important to the industries. Applications are therefore welcome from individuals over 21 years of age who hold appropriate educational qualifications, or who have acquired acceptable professional experience, and who are working at graduate or equivalent levels of responsibility. Professional standing as MInstMC entitles them to participate fully in all activities and affairs of the Institute and to so contribute to its future development.


Associate membership is normally offered to individuals who are employed in measurement and control occupations but whose levels of technical qualifications and responsibility otherwise preclude them from admission to the above grades of membership. Through the Institute they may be also eligible for registration as Engineering Technicians (EngTech) with the Engineering Council. Members registered as Engineering Technicians (EngTech) are accorded Technician Member (TInstMC).


Students Individuals who are 16 years or older and who are studying for relevant technical qualifications can apply to become Student members of the Institute.


Anyone 18 and over with an interest in the activities of the Institute, but who has not yet acheived the relevant qualifications and experience, can become an Affiliate member.