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Grades of Membership

The Institute of Concrete Technology

HONORARY FELLOW of the Institute of Concrete Technology

The COUNCIL will invite suggestions from all MEMBERS, will consider these, and may put forward one or more names for a postal or other ballot by Corporate Members. Those nominees whose affirmative votes exceed twice their negative votes shall be invited by the COUNCIL to become Honorary Fellows, and on their acceptance will become such.

FELLOW of the Institute of Concrete Technology

It is not possible to enter directly into the grade of Fellow of the Institute of Concrete Technology. To transfer to the grade of Fellow an existing member must fulfil the following:

i) Submit a completed application form, which includes sponsorship by one proposer and two seconders all of whom must be Corporate members of the Institute of Concrete Technology for a significant period
ii) Possess suitable experience involving a wide-ranging or substantial responsibility in fields relating to concrete technology
iii) Submission of 5 years' completed CPD records

Applicants are considered by the Admissions & Membership committee, which advises the Council of the Institute on each application. An unsuccessful candidate is at liberty to re-apply.

A Fellow of the Institute of Concrete Technology may use the designatory letters FInstitute of Concrete Technology.

CORPORATE MEMBER of the Institute of Concrete Technology

There are two routes by which a candidate can become a Corporate member of the Institute of Concrete Technology. This grade of membership is primarily intended for practising concrete technologists who have attained the Institute's Level 4 qualification, the Diploma in Advanced Concrete Technology An alternative route is available for suitably qualified and experienced concrete technologists who do not hold the diploma..

Candidates for Corporate member by the principal route must:
i) Submit a completed application form, which includes sponsorship by two Corporate members who know the candidate personally and can vouch for their suitability as a Corporate member of the Institute.
ii) Provide evidence of holding the Level 4 Diploma in Advanced Concrete Technology.
iii) Submit a written Technical Experience Report which demonstrates suitable experience in a position of responsibility (see Section 8.0). This should include any relevant CPD records.

To qualify by the alternative route, for those who do not hold the Diploma in Advanced Concrete Technology, a candidate must:
i) Submit a completed application form, which includes sponsorship by two Corporate members who know the candidate personally and can vouch for their suitability as a Corporate member of the Institute.
ii) Be a concrete technologist normally holding a degree or equivalent qualification in engineering, architecture, building, chemistry, physics or other allied discipline.
iii) Submit a written Technical Experience Report which demonstrates suitable experience in a position of responsibility (see Section 8.0). This should include evidence of relevant CPD. It is unlikely that suitable experience would be obtained in less than about 10 years.
iv) Submit for evaluation by a selection panel, an original published or unpublished report, of which the candidate is sole author, on one of the following:
   
a) A report of original research directly related to concrete technology, that the applicant has personally carried out and/or supervised.
b) A practical in depth survey on a specialised topic.
c) A "state-of-the-art" report.
   
Candidates will be expected to show how they see their particular report against a wider background of practical day-to-day technical or commercial situations. They must be able to discuss logically its relevance to these situations. An advanced standard of subject appreciation will be expected,
   
v) Be prepared to attend a selection panel interview if considered necessary by the Admissions & Membership committee.

A Corporate Member of the Institute of Concrete Technology may use the designatory letters MInstitute of Concrete Technology

ASSOCIATE membership of the Institute of Concrete Technology

There are several routes by which Associate membership of the Institute of Concrete Technology can be achieved. This grade of membership is intended for those who work in or are associated with the field of concrete technology in a position of responsibility. This is a non-corporate grade of membership. Associate members of the Institute of Concrete Technology are entitled to use the designatory letters AMInstitute of Concrete Technology.

The principal route to Associate membership for an existing Technician member requires a candidate to:
i) Submit a completed application form, which includes sponsorship by two Corporate members who know the candidate personally and can vouch for their suitability as an Associate member of the Institute.
ii) Provide evidence of holding the Level 2 & 3 Institute of Concrete Technology qualifications, CGLI Certificate in Concrete Technology and Construction Parts 1 & 2, General Principles and Practical Applications or the earlier Certificate in Concrete Technology (supervisory level), or other qualification judged to be equivalent by the Admissions and Membership committee.
iii) Submit a written summary demonstrating suitable experience including CPD, in a position of responsibility in relation to concrete technology (see Section 7.0).
   
The principal route to Associate membership for an existing Graduate member requires a candidate to:
   
i) Submit a completed application form, which includes sponsorship by two Corporate members who know the candidate personally and can vouch for their suitability as an Associate member of the Institute.
ii) Submit a written summary demonstrating suitable experience including CPD; in a position of responsibility in relation to concrete technology (see Section 7.0).
 
It is recognised that some candidates will not be Graduate members and will be looking to enter the Institute at this grade. They will have to provide evidence of holding a relevant university degree containing a significant concrete technology component.

The third route to Associate membership is for candidates who have passed the written papers of the Institute's Level 4 Advanced Concrete Technology examination, but who have yet to fulfil the requirements for a corporate member. This route requires a candidate to:

i) Submit a completed application form, which includes sponsorship by two Corporate members who know the candidate personally and can vouch for their suitability as an Associate member of the Institute.
ii) Provide evidence of having passed the written papers of the Institute's Level 4 Advanced Concrete Technology examination.
iii) Submit a written summary demonstrating suitable experience including CPD, in a position of responsibility in relation to concrete technology (see Section 7.0).
   
In exceptional cases it may be possible for suitably experienced candidates to gain Associate membership without possessing any of the formal qualifications required by the routes described above. Suitability for membership will be judged by the Admissions and Membership committee.

The candidate is should:
   
iv) Submit a completed application form, which includes sponsorship by two Corporate members who know the candidate personally and can vouch for their suitability as an Associate member of the Institute.
v) Submit a written summary demonstrating suitable experience including CPD, in a position of responsibility in relation to concrete technology (see Section 7.0). It is unlikely that this would be obtained in less than about five years.

All candidates for Associate membership will be invited to nominate a Corporate member of the Institute to act as Superintending Technologist, to provide guidance and advice on the professional development of the individual in the field of concrete technology (see Section 9.0). The Admissions & Membership committee will approve the nomination or appoint a Corporate member if no nomination is made.

AFFILIATE membership of the Institute of Concrete Technology

This grade of membership is intended for those who work in or are associated with the field of concrete technology. This is a non-corporate grade of membership. Affiliate members of the Institute of Concrete Technology are entitled to use the designatory letters AffICT.

i) Submit a completed application form, which includes sponsorship by a corporate member who know the candidate personally and can vouch for their suitability as an Affiliate member of the Institute.
ii) Provide evidence of holding the Stage 2 Certificate in Concrete Technology and Construction - General Principles, or the previous versions of this qualification. Other qualifications judged to be equivalent by the Admissions and Membership committee will also be acceptable.
iii) Be employed in a relevant position for a minimum of 2 years and demonstrate an interest in pursuing concrete further.


TECHNICIAN membership of the Institute of Concrete Technology

This grade of membership is intended primarily for technicians working in a physical or chemical concrete laboratory. There are two routes by which Technician membership of the Institute of Concrete Technology can be achieved. Candidates for Technician membership by the principal route must:
i) Submit a completed application form, which includes sponsorship by one Corporate member who knows the candidate personally and can vouch for their suitability as a Technician member of the Institute.
ii) Provide evidence of holding the Level 1 Institute of Concrete Technology qualification, CGLI Certificate in Concrete Practice or equivalent qualification as approved by the Council of the Institute.
iii) Submit a written Summary of Experience demonstrating suitable experience in a technician role in the concrete industry (see Section 7.0).
   
The alternative route for those who do not hold the Level 1 Institute of Concrete Technology qualification CGLI Certificate in Concrete Practice or an equivalent qualification is to:
   
i) Submit a completed application form, which includes sponsorship by one Corporate member who knows the candidate personally and can vouch for his suitability as a Technician member of the Institute.
ii) Submit a written Summary demonstrating suitable experience in a technician role in the concrete industry (see Section 7.0).
iii) Submit the appropriate entry fee.


All candidates for Technician membership will be invited to nominate a Corporate member of the Institute to act as Superintending Technologist, to provide guidance and advice on the professional development of the individual in the field of concrete technology (see Section 9.0). The Admissions & Membership committee will approve the nomination or appoint a corporate member if no nomination is made.

GRADUATE membership of the Institute of Concrete Technology

This grade of membership is intended for graduates with a relevant university degree, or equivalent, containing a significant concrete technology component. Candidates should be looking to progress to Associate member grade and on towards full Corporate membership. Candidates for Graduate membership must:
i) Submit a completed application form, which includes sponsorship by one Corporate member
ii) Provide evidence of holding a relevant university degree, or equivalent containing a significant concrete technology component.

All candidates for Graduate membership will be invited to nominate a Corporate member of the Institute to act as Superintending Technologist, to provide guidance and advice on the professional development of the individual in the field of concrete technology (see Section 9.0). The Admissions & Membership committee will approve the nomination or appoint a Corporate member if no nomination is made. There is normally a limit of 10 years in this grade.

STUDENT membership of the Institute of Concrete Technology

Student membership of the Institute of Concrete Technology is intended to suit two particular types of applicant:

i) The school leaver who is working in a physical or chemical concrete laboratory who is working towards the Technician grade and is studying for the Level 1 Institute of Concrete Technology qualification or other qualification judged by the Admissions and Membership committee to be equivalent.
ii) The undergraduate working towards a relevant university degree,or equivalent, containing a significant concrete technology component.

Candidates for Student membership must:

i) Submit a completed application form, which includes sponsorship by one corporate member.

All candidates for Student membership will be invited to nominate a Corporate member of the Institute to act as Superintending Technologist, to provide guidance and advice on the professional development of the individual in the field of concrete technology. The Admissions & Membership committee will approve the nomination or appoint a Corporate member if no nomination is made. The role of the Superintending Technologist is outlined in section 9.0. There is normally a time limit of 4 years in this grade. Student members should be working towards Technician or Graduate membership.

RETIRED MEMBERS of the Institute of Concrete Technology

A MEMBER who has substantially retired from money-earning work may, on application to the COUNCIL, be classed as ‘Retired’ in the same grade of membership and pay a reduced subscription for that grade of membership. The reduced rates of subscriptions are:

Age under 60 50% of current subscription
60 and over 25% of current subscription



Membership routes via professional experience, City and Guilds examinations and the Advanced Concrete Technology Diploma.
 
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