Membership Application Process
Please submit your fully completed application form to the IAB Head Office, which must include the following:
- The name & addresses of two referees (unless you have been advised otherwise)
- The correct application fees
- Certified copies of your qualification, unless they are IAB qualifications in which case please provide your IAB student number.
Once this has been received at the IAB Head Office the Membership Department will complete the following:
- Check through your application to confirm that it is correctly completed, with the correct fees and documentary evidence attached. If there is any issue we will contact you to advise you of what needs to be done in order for us to process your application.
- Begin processing the application by e-mail acknowledging receipt of your completed application and making contacting with your referees usually via e-mail unless only a postal address is supplied.
- Please note that your application fees are processed at this time, should the Membership Committee suggest an alternative grade of membership to that proposed by the Membership Department or indeed refuse an application the subscription fee is refunded accordingly. There is no refund for the administration/exemption fee.
- Should your application not progress within a month of beginning the application process the Membership Department will contact you to discuss how we can assist in moving your application forward to the next Membership Meeting.
Once the Membership Department has received back suitable replies from your referees, we will place your paperwork before our Membership Committee. The Membership Committee meet once a month to consider applications from members for a variety of requests such as transfers and re-instatements as well as new member applications.
Within two days of the Membership Meeting the Membership Department will contact you via e-mail or letter if there is no e-mail address to inform you of the Committees decision. Your Membership Certificate will follow within the next month. Should you change address within this time please remember to notify the IAB.