Rejoin CIOL to once again be part of the largest international network of language professionals.

If you've previously been a member of CIOL we would be delighted to welcome you back. It's easy to rejoin and you'll soon be receiving exclusive benefits plus support and advice to help you with your career development, demonstrate your professionalism and extend your business network.

It's easy to rejoin

If your membership has lapsed within the last three years please email us your CV. We'll then ask you to pay a readmission fee (see fees below).

If you were chartered you will need to include evidence of CPD and your practising hours to reinstate your chartership, subject to meeting the current admissions criteria.

If your membership lapsed more than three years ago we will need a little more evidence from you and you will need to submit a full application form. Please contact the membership team by email or on +44 (0) 20 7940 3100 if you need to discuss this further.

Why CIOL membership is essential

CIOL members are part of an internationally recognised and respected network of language practitioners. Professional membership demonstrates that you have met CIOL's rigorous admissions criteria; members in the professional grades of membership, Associate, Member and Fellow can further enhance their professional status by using the post nominals ACIL (Associate), MCIL (Member) and FCIL (Fellow); and don't forget, if you meet the criteria you may be eligible for chartership.

Depending on their grade of membership, CIOL members have access to a range of professional benefits and services plus offers and discounts:

Professional support

Guidance and resources

  • Information sheets on a range of topics
  • Free copies of The Linguist, CIOL's professional journal
  • Standard terms of business (for freelance translators and interpreters)
  • Sample contract (for freelance translators and interpreters)
  • Special member discounts on books and software (e.g. 30% discount on memoQ Translator Pro Licence)

Career progression

  • Upgrade your membership
  • Become chartered
  • CV writing service
  • Interview coaching Service
  • CPD workshops and webinars (CIOL members enjoy 20% discount on our CPD workshops and 10% discount on webinars offered by eCPD Webinars Ltd, a CIOL Accredited CPD Partner).

Keep up-to-date

  • Free copies of The Linguist, CIOL's professional journal
  • Monthly members' update
  • News and blogs
  • Social media and exclusive special interest forums – InterpNet, TransNet and BPG e-group


Our online directory Find-a-Linguist is a valuable tool helping freelance linguists to secure new clients. The directory puts businesses, agencies and individuals looking for a language service in touch with CIOL members. In our recent member survey this was the most valued benefit of membership for language practitioners under the age of 40.


To rejoin you will need to send a copy of your up to date CV and once your application has been approved we will request the rejoining fee of £25.00 plus the membership fee - see below. Your membership will be valid for 12 months once your application has been confirmed.

Membership grade      Assessment fee*     

Annual membership fee** 

Student Affiliate N/A Free      
Study Affiliate N/A £27.00***      
Career Affiliate £25.00 £87.00      
Associate (ACIL) £25.00 £127.00      
Member (MCIL) £25.00 £139.00      
Fellow (FCIL) £25.00 £165.00      


* Non-refundable, payable at point of application
** Payable once membership has been confirmed / at point of renewal
*** Payable at point of application. Rolling membership, valid for 12 months once application has been confirmed.

How to pay

You can pay online via PayPal or you can call us to make a card payment on +44 (0) 20 7940 3146.