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Grade Transfers

Members can apply at any time to have their Grade reviewed by the Membership Committee. 

The membership grade reflects the individuals experience, responsibilities and where available qualifications. Members can apply for advancement to any of the following grades:

Associate (AM InstR) - Associate Members have some knowledge and experience and have held a senior role for a lesser period of time.

Member (MInstR) - Members usually have considerable knowledge and experience and hold a senior role, with at least three years of important responsibility in a refrigeration and/or air conditioning business. 

Fellow (FInstR) - a Fellow is a member who can demonstrate special responsbilities within his work, a contribution to the industry beyond his immediate  business interests and has normally been a Member of the IOR for at least 10 years.  

If you would like to have your grade of membership reviewed please fill in and return an Advancement Form. The Notes will help you to fill in the form. Please provide as much detailed information as possible about the nature of your work and level of responsibilities.

Guidance on Grades and Experience/Qualification requirements 

Apply for Advancement of your Membership Grade

Guidance for Members considering applying for Fellowship of the IOR