Membership fees


Applications are considered five times a year. The membership year runs from 1 September to 31 August. If you are admitted between these dates, your membership fee will be calculated on a pro-rata basis. 

Membership grade      Assessment fee*      Membership fee**      Membership fee by UK Direct Debit / for members outside the UK**
Student Affiliate N/A Free Free
IoLET Affiliate N/A £25.00*** £25.00***
Career Affiliate £25.00 £87.00 £85.00
Associate (ACIL) £25.00 £120.00 £112.00
Member (MCIL) £25.00 £132.00 £124.00
Fellow (FCIL) £25.00 £159.00 £149.00


* Non-refundable, payable at point of application
** Payable once membership has been confirmed / at point of renewal
*** Payable at point of application; applicable for new IoLET candidates only. Candidates who are part-way through a qualification are required to join CIOL as an IoLET Affiliate member but will be exempt from the annual membership fee until 31 August 2017.


All grades of membership: If your admission to membership is successful, CIOL will notify you by email.

Career Affiliate, Associate and Fellow: We will also confirm your grade of membership and the membership fee due, which will be pro-rated if you join part-way through the membership year.