Individual membership

We help individual members develop their careers by setting professional standards, qualifying their experience, recognising their achievements and supporting them through continuing professional development. 

By joining the ICRS as an individual member you’ll receive: 

  • Professional recognition as a CRS practitioner, including the use of letters after your name if you are at Associate, Member or Fellow level.
  • CPD to proactively grow your skills and capabilities.
  • Free fortnightly webinars on key sustainability topics delivered by sector experts and access to our extensive on-demand webinar archive.
  • Free access to award-winning online learning materials from Ashridge Business School.
  • Mentoring opportunities within the ICRS community.
  • Access to career case studies and interviews with leading practitioners.
  • The opportunity to grow your network through events and meet ups.
  • Access to special offers and discounts on subscriptions, events and other products/ services.

You can apply for Individual membership at four different levels, depending on experience: 

Affiliate ›

Join as an Affiliate if you:

  • have less than two years of professional experience in CR&S

OR

  • have some professional responsibility for or interest in CR&S even if it is not a core part of your work

OR

  • are studying for a qualification in CR&S or a related subject

OR

  • are considering a career in CR&S

AND

  • can demonstrate an active interest in CR&S

Find out more and apply

Associate ›

Join as an Associate if you:

  • have at least two years’ experience in a CR&S role in the last five years

OR

  • hold a CR&S-related Master’s Degree or PhD and have at least one year of experience within the last three years

AND

  • meet the requirements of an Associate in the ICRS Competency Framework: an Associate positively contributes to CR&S work but may not necessarily be leading, directing or managing in their role

Find out more and apply

Member ›

Join as a Member if you:

  • have at least five years’ experience in a CR&S role in the last eight years

OR

  • hold a CR&S-related Master’s Degree or PhD and have at least three years of experience in the last five years

AND

  • meet the requirements of a Member in the ICRS Competency Framework: a Member will direct and manage CR&S work in their role

Find out more and apply

Fellow ›

Fellows are leaders in the field of CRS, distinguished by their achievements and contribution to the development of the profession over an extended period.  

Find out more

The ICRS Competency Framework

The Competency Framework sits at the heart of the Institute for our individual members and outlines what CR and sustainability (CRS) professionals need to be effective in their work at every stage of their career. It has been developed by practitioners in consultation with a broad range of professionals including in-house specialists, academics and consultants.

Your application to become an Associate (AICRS) or Member (MICRS) is an opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge, skills and behaviours in line with the Competency Framework. The applications for these membership levels are also assessed against the Competency Framework.

Find out more about the ICRS Competency Framework

Find out more about the assessment process

 

Academic fast track & international applicants

If you have academic qualifications in a CR and sustainability-related discipline you may be eligible for the academic fast track. Check to see if this applies to you.

The ICRS also welcomes applications from anyone based outside the UK. Find out more about our approach to international applications.

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