Chartered Institute
of Linguists

Rejoin CIOL

It's easy to rejoin

If you've previously been a member of CIOL we would be delighted to welcome you back! It's easy to rejoin.

  • If your membership has lapsed within the last three years just email us your CV.
  • If you were chartered you will just 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 if you need more advice.

The fee for readmission is just £30 to cover costs, along with the appropriate annual membership fee.

Why rejoin?

CIOL members are part of an internationally recognised and respected network of linguists. As you will know, membership of CIOL offers language professionals a range of benefits and services which enable you to be recognised as a linguist, raise your profile, support your professional development, provide access to valuable information and tools and connect you with other linguists through our member networks. 

Professional membership demonstrates that you have met CIOL's rigorous admissions criteria. Members in the professional grades of Associate, Member and Fellow have enhanced professional status from the post nominals ACIL (Associate), MCIL (Member) and FCIL (Fellow) and don't forget, if you meet the criteria you may also be eligible for chartership.

CIOL members also have access to a range of benefits and services, but over 90% of members value their professional recognition and being part of an international community of linguists most of all.