IoLET Affiliate

The IoLET Affiliate grade is for linguists who are preparing for and/or intending to register for one of the following IoLET professional examinations:

You must be registered as an IoLET Affiliate in order to take your professional examinations. Please refer to the Terms and Conditions of membership which can be found on page 6 of the Admissions Criteria. Examination entries will not be accepted from candidates who are not registered with CIOL as an IoLET Affiliate.

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Why join?


Support as you prepare for your IoLET examination

Preparation materials

Access to:

  • Examiners' Reports
  • Past and sample papers
  • Source texts (DipTrans)
  • A series of seminar documents (DipTrans) plus resources for the DPSI

Professional journal

A free digital copy of The Linguist, CIOL's professional journal issued six times a year

Professional status

You'll be part of a respected professional network of practising linguists; on completion of your IoLET qualification you will be automatically upgraded to the next level of CIOL membership, Career Affiliate for the remainder of your membership term. IoLET graduates who meet the criteria for Associate or full Member will be eligible to upgrade

Continuing Professional Development

IoLET Affiliates can participate in a range of sector specific CPD events offered by CIOL and its professional divisions. IoLET Affiliates can also access a range of CPD webinars through CIOL partner organisation eCPD Webinars, benefitting from a special member discount.


IoLET Affiliates will be eligible to join one or more of CIOL's professional divisions – Translating, Interpreting or BPG (Business, Professions and Government) which provide unique face-to-face networking events and online forums.

What does it cost?

IoLET Affiliate membership costs £25.00 for a 12 month period from the date your membership is activated.

IoLET candidates who are part-way through a qualification are still required to register but will be exempt from the membership fee for the first 12 months.

When can I join?

You may apply at any time. Your membership will be active for 12 months. You must be in CIOL membership in order to enter for your IoLET examination(s).

Join online today

If you are a new IoLET exam candidate, join online today as an IoLET Affiliate. Please refer to the Terms and Conditions of membership which can be found on page 6 of the Admissions Criteria. On submission of the online application form you will be taken to the secure payments page so please have your debit/credit card ready.

If you are part-way through your IoLET professional qualification or you intend to re-sit failed units, you can join online today. You will be required to provide your IoLET Candidate Number (issued when you previously took our exams).

If you are already a CIOL member in another grade, you can apply for IoLET examinations quoting your existing CIOL membership number.


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