Further raise your professional profile by upgrading your CIOL membership today

It is important that your current grade of membership accurately reflects the level at which you're working and the experience you have as a language practitioner, in addition to the academic and professional qualifications you may hold. In our last membership survey, nearly 90% of CIOL members stated that the main reason for joining and maintaining their membership is the professional recognition it brings plus the mark of quality assurance and verification of your fitness to practise as a language professional.

Achieving professional membership of CIOL demonstrates that you have met the rigorous requirements, professional standards and requisite work experience to be admitted as either a Carrer Affiliate, Associate, Member or Fellow.

Above all, membership of CIOL demonstrates to clients, employers and peers your commitment to quality, business ethics, professional development and a desire to remain current.

Am I eligible?

Use our Upgrade Route tool to find out if it's time to upgrade your membership!
Answer just three simple questions to identify your next step on the CIOL membership pathway.

You must be a current CIOL member in order to upgrade and you must meet the PDF icon admissions criteria for the new grade of membership.

What does it cost?

There is a non-refundable upgrade fee of £25.00 for upgrade applications. 

Student Affiliates and Study Affiliates upgrading will receive a 25% discount on their membership fee. Career Affiliates, Associates, Members and Fellows will have the difference in membership fee waived. At the next renewal you will be asked to pay the full year's membership fee for your new higher grade.

How to upgrade

Once you have used the Upgrade Route tool to determine which grade of membership you may be eligible to apply for, please complete the upgrade application form. 

If you're still unsure, please contact the membership team by email or phone on +44 (0) 207 940 3100 and they will assist you.