Membership Types

The Institute of Chartered Foresters believes that professional roles should be performed by professional people. Joining a professional body demonstrates that you are serious about growing your career through professional development. It shows that you are committed to the integrity of the sector, to promoting professional standards, and to working to a code of ethics in order to promote the sustainable management of trees and woodlands throughout the UK. We are committed to developing professional foresters and arboriculturists with the highest standards of professional competence for the sector. And we’re passionate about advocating the role of forestry and arboriculture to the public. Join us today and commit to gaining chartered status – an international badge of excellence which will give you parity with other chartered professionals and recognition within our sector.

Student membership

This entry-level membership is open to anyone undertaking an appropriate full or part-time course of study within the UK.

As a Student member, you’ll learn about the profession from the inside. You’ll gain access and insight into the range of careers that will be available to you after you graduate, and you can get involved with the Institute in your region to grow your network and credibility.

There simply is no better way to get to know your sector and grow the experience you need to stand out to prospective employers.

Student Member Benefits:

  • Keep up with sector developments in our quarterly TREES magazine
  • Access training and learning opportunities with student rates and priority booking for ICF National Events
  • We’ll keep you informed of career opportunities through our sector vacancy service

 

If you’re currently studying Forestry or Arboriculture and want to make tracks into the sector, join us as a Student member.

Student membership fee 2021:

£15.00

Associate membership

This entry-level membership package is open to individuals who have successfully completed an appropriate course of study as they work to gain the professional experience required for Professional Membership Entry, the standard route to gaining chartered status.

As an Associate member, you will join other qualified, like-minded professionals from every part of the sector and demonstrate your commitment to becoming chartered by growing your credibility with employers and colleagues.

You will keep up with the latest research and policy through our communications, publications, and events, where sector leaders share their insight into the latest innovations, technology, and best practices. And you can raise your profile and grow your influence across the sector as you work towards chartered status.

Associate Member Benefits:

  • Keep up with sector developments in our quarterly TREES magazine
  • Access training and learning opportunities and priority booking for ICF national events
  • We’ll keep you informed of career opportunities through our sector vacancy service
  • On LinkedIn? Join the conversation with other members in our discussion group
  • Access the exclusive Members’ Area of the ICF website with member-only resources including publications, Forestry Journal Archive
  • Use of our online CPD recording facility to track your personal and professional development
  • Structured support for undertaking the Professional Membership Entry process

 

If you’re ready to start working towards gaining chartered status, join us as an Associate member.

Associate membership fee 2021:

£113.00

Supporter membership

Supporter membership is open to anyone with an interest in Forestry and Arboriculture who cannot pursue chartered status.

Supporters of the Institute may be academics, students, or professionals practising in a related field. Some are environmental photographers, journalists, or lawyers. Others are members of the public with an interest in the latest developments in the sector.

Supporter Member Benefits:

  • Keep up with sector developments in our quarterly TREES magazine
  • Priority booking for ICF national events
  • Access to Members’ Area of ICF website with member-only resources
  • Access to LinkedIn members’ discussion group

 

If you aren’t a practising Forestry or Arboriculture professional, but you want to keep up with the Institute, join us as a Supporter now.

Supporter membership fee 2021:

£72.00

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