The Guide to Membership is a document which sets out the grades of membership and provides information for those wishing to apply for membership or for a higher grade of membership.
The main grades of membership are:
Available to anyone wishing to join the Society. Post nominals allowed: AssocIES
An Associate member who has successfully completed a lighting course accredited by the Society may apply for upgrade to Technician. Post-nominals allowed: TechIES
An Associate or Technician who has successfully completed a lighting course accredited by the Society and who has a minimum of 4 (four) years of approved lighting practice or equivalent practice in an allied field may apply for upgrade to Member. Post-nominals allowed: MIES
A person who has equivalent qualifications to those of a Member and who has at least 8 (eight) years of approved lighting practice or equivalent practice in an allied field may apply for upgrade to Fellow. Post-nominals allowed: FIES
Organisations that are involved in any way with the lighting industry may signify their support for the Society by applying for Corporate membership.
There are some alternative routes by which persons may, under certain circumstances, achieve upgrades. Details of these are described in the Guide.
The Guide to Membership fully describes the requirements for the various grades, the educational qualifications, the definitions of “approved lighting practice” and the means by which members may demonstrate their professional standing.
The Guide then describes in detail the process by which members may apply for upgrade, including a step-by-step set of instructions on how to make applications.
The Guide also describes the additional qualification of Registered Lighting Practitioner (RLP), open to Members and Fellows whose main business is lighting design. Also described is the introduction of Continuing Professional Development (CPD), which is mandatory for those holding RLP status and voluntary for all members.
Finally the Guide describes the grade of Corporate member. This is a summary only of the full 13-page Guide to Membership and those seeking further information should obtain a copy.
The following Guide has been prepared to assist those intending to apply for membership to IES: The Lighting Society.
Download this application form to apply for an upgrade to Technican grade (78K).
Download this application form to apply for an upgrade toeither Member or Fellow grade (336K).
Members of the IES wishing to upgrade their membership to the higher grade of Member or Fellow are also required to support their application with a report from 3 referees nominated by them and who are prepared to act in this role. PDF (352K).
Subscriptions rates for the various Grades