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Membership and registration fees

Membership and registration fees

The IOP is the professional body for physics and we support our members’ career aspirations and professional development. We also provide a platform for networking and collaborating, where our members can help us shape the future of physics, and we are the voice of the physics community.

We will support you to gain recognition through our CPD activities and professional registrations to enable you to be a champion for excellence.

You will find all the membership and registration fees below, including concessions, discounts and tax relief.

Membership annual fees

Associate Member

For undergraduates, apprentices, trainees and associated professionals

 

Member

For graduates, postgraduates, early, mid and experienced career professionals 

Fellow

For distinguished physicists in recognition of their accomplishments

Membership fees

Associate Member - undergraduates, apprentices and trainees

Annual membership: £15

 

Associate Member - professionals with a connection to physics

Annual membership: £133

Concessionary fee: £34

If you join between 01 September - 31 December the remaining months in 2023 are free and you will not have to renew your annual membership until January 2024.

Member

Annual memberhsip: £125

Concessionary fee: £37

If you join between 01 September - 31 December the remaining months in 2023 are free and you will not have to renew your annual membership until January 2024.

Fellow

Annual membership: £155

Concessionary fee: £46

If you are awarded fellowship between 01 September - 31 December the remaining months in 2023 are free and you will not have to renew your annual membership until January 2024.

Reciprocal agreements and tax relief

Reciprocal agreements

Members of the British Institute of Radiology (BIR), the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM), the Nuclear Institute (NI), the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) and the Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS) may apply to the IOP to reduce their membership subscription rate by 25%. Current ASE members will be offered a 30% discount on the full annual subscription rate of each membership category.

Applicants may claim only one discount or concession at a time. Please indicate ASE, BIR, IPEM, NI, RAS or RMetS and institution membership number with your annual fee payment and when applying to join the IOP.

Please note, only one discount, the one that leads to the greatest reduction (either the reciprocal agreement or the member concessionary rate), will be applied.

Tax relief for member fee subscriptions

As an IOP member you may be eligible to claim back tax relief on your annual subscription fee if being a member is a requirement to do your job or is relevant to your job. However, you must have paid the subscription fee yourself and not have been reimbursed by your employer. There are a number of requirements to be able to claim back this tax relief.

Each individual member should assess their own situation and decide for themselves whether they meet the criteria for claiming back this tax relief.

Key criteria:

  1. Professional bodies approved tax relief list
    Members should always check the most up to date list of approved professional bodies to ensure that the IOP remains on this list.
  2. Claim tax relief individual check
    Members should always complete the above questionnaire to ensure that they meet the requirements to claim tax relief. If you are eligible to claim the tax relief following completion of this questionnaire, you will be prompted to claim your expenses through HMRC’s website.

Concessionary fee critera for membership and professional registration

Concessionary fee criteria

A concession will apply to a member earning less than £23,000 (pegged to the London Living Wage) per annum. The concession also applies to a member that is retired, employed part-time, undertaking postgraduate study, on a career break, on maternity leave, unemployed, or is unable to work due to a long-term illness.

 

Professional registration fees

Chartered Physicist

Application fee: £50.00

Annual registration fee: £30.00

 

Apply for CPhys

Chartered Engineer

Application fee: £95.00

Registration entry fee: £59.70

Annual registration renewal fee: £45.91

Concessionary registration renewal fee: £20.76

Apply for CEng

Incorporated Engineer

Application fee: No fee 

Registration entry  fee: £50.40

Annual registration renewal fee: £38.96

Annual registration renewal concessionary fee: £17.28

Apply for IEng

Engineering Technician

Application fee: No fee

Registration entry fee: £20.66

Annual registration renewal fee: £22.34

Annual registration renewal concessionary fee: £9.90

Apply for EngTech

Chartered Scientist

Application fee: £50.00 (for applications made through the IOP)

Annual registration fee: £51.35

Apply for CSci

Registered Scientist

Application fee: No fee for applications made through the IOP

Annual registration fee: £22.90

Apply for RSci

Registered Science Technician

Application fee: No fee for applications made through the IOP

Annual registration fee: £17.22

Apply for RSciTech

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