Professional membership is subject to prior receipt of certain documentation /information necessary to confirm satisfaction of the relevant membership category criteria as shown on the membership page.

These can be provided either: 

Together with confirmation of commencement of membership subscriptions.

The following documents are required to support your application:

  1. Details of your work experience and educational background (either CV or historic narrative).

  2. Copies of any certificates (academic qualifications and/or CPD attendances/presentations).

  3. Confirmation of the type and standard of service(s) that you provide to clients comprising at least 4 copy example reports or similar documentation.

  4. Advice as to whether or not you wish to receive enquiries generated by the Institute.

  5. Advice as to whether or not you hold public liability and/or professional indemnity insurance.

For anyone experiencing difficulty in collating and/or submitting the above documentation it is possible to apply for membeship without providing all the requisite documentation by commencing membership subscriptions and submitting the documentation/information, either part or whole, at a later stage thereby taking advantage of the same of the membership benefits eg: the complimentary HMRC tax and vat investigation legal/accountancy costs protection insurance cover (usually costing substantially more than the ISSE annual membership subscription when purchased individually form other sources), access to a wide range of education, trainnig and qualification programmes/publication and technical support/complaints resolution and mediation/arbitration services.

This will temporarily delay your eligibility to receive a membership certificate, publically advertise your membership, display the relevant post-nominal initials and/or receive post-nominal initials and/or receive institute generated enquiries, subject to the documentation omitted.