There are four grades of Membership of the Institute. Members are allocated to a grade based on the guidelines in the "Grades and Qualitifications" document below. You 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.