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You're eligible to remain a Student Affiliate, until you meet the criteria for a higher grade.

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You're eligible to remain a Student Affiliate, until you meet the criteria for a higher grade.

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You're eligible to remain a Student Affiliate, until you meet the criteria for a higher grade.

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You're eligible to remain a Student Affiliate, until you meet the criteria for a higher grade.

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You may be eligible to upgrade to Fellow (FCIL) and register as a Chartered Linguist (CL).

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You've graduated with DPI / DPSI / DipTrans, meaning you can upgrade automatically to Associate (ACIL):

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You've graduated with DPI / DPSI / DipTrans, meaning you can upgrade automatically to Associate (ACIL):

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You may be eligible to upgrade to Fellow (FCIL) and register as a Chartered Linguist (CL).

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You've graduated with DPI / DPSI / DipTrans, meaning you can upgrade automatically to Associate (ACIL):

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You've graduated with DPI / DPSI / DipTrans, meaning you can upgrade automatically to Associate (ACIL):

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You're eligible to upgrade to Member (MCIL).

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You're eligible to upgrade to Member (MCIL) and register as a Chartered Linguist.

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You may be eligible to upgrade to Fellow (FCIL) and register as a Chartered Linguist (CL).

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Please also be sure to note the criterion regarding 'professional standing' in the criteria for Fellowship, in particular, the requirement to evidence your "professional contribution to the profession beyond the scope of your position/role and evidence of your commitment to advancing, promoting and sharing the highest standards in the language profession".

If you're satisfied that you meet the relevant admissions criteria, you can apply online:


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You're eligible to remain a Career Affiliate, until you meet the criteria for a higher grade.

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You may also wish to read the relevant admissions criteria for full information on upgrading later to Associate (ACIL), or higher:

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You're eligible to upgrade to Associate (ACIL) via the Special Consideration Case route.

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You're eligible to upgrade to Member (MCIL) via the Special Consideration Case route.

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You're eligible to remain a Career Affiliate, until you meet the criteria for a higher grade.

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You may also wish to read the relevant admissions criteria for full information on upgrading later to Associate (ACIL), or higher:

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You're eligible to upgrade to Associate (ACIL).

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You're eligible to upgrade to Associate (ACIL).

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You're eligible to upgrade to Member (MCIL).

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You're eligible to upgrade to Member (MCIL) and register as a Chartered Linguist.

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You may be eligible to upgrade to Fellow (FCIL) and register as a Chartered Linguist (CL).

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Please also be sure to note the criterion regarding 'professional standing' in the criteria for Fellowship, in particular, the requirement to evidence your "professional contribution to the profession beyond the scope of your position/role and evidence of your commitment to advancing, promoting and sharing the highest standards in the language profession".

If you're satisfied that you meet the relevant admissions criteria, you can apply online:


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You've graduated with DPI / DPSI / DipTrans, meaning you can upgrade automatically to Associate (ACIL):

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You've graduated with DPI / DPSI / DipTrans, meaning you can upgrade automatically to Associate (ACIL):

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You've graduated with DPI / DPSI / DipTrans, meaning you can upgrade automatically to Associate (ACIL):

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You're eligible to upgrade to Member (MCIL).

Please read the relevant admissions criteria for full information:

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You're eligible to upgrade to Member (MCIL) and register as a Chartered Linguist.

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You're eligible to upgrade to Fellow (FCIL) and register as a Chartered Linguist (CL).

Please read the relevant admissions criteria for full information:

Please also be sure to note the criterion regarding 'professional standing' in the criteria for Fellowship, in particular, the requirement to evidence your "professional contribution to the profession beyond the scope of your position/role and evidence of your commitment to advancing, promoting and sharing the highest standards in the language profession".

If you're satisfied that you meet the relevant admissions criteria, you can apply online:


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You're eligible to upgrade to Associate (ACIL).

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You're eligible to upgrade to Member (MCIL) and register as a Chartered Linguist.

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You may be eligible to upgrade to Fellow (FCIL) and register as a Chartered Linguist (CL).

Please read the relevant admissions criteria for full information:

Please also be sure to note the criterion regarding 'professional standing' in the criteria for Fellowship, in particular, the requirement to evidence your "professional contribution to the profession beyond the scope of your position/role and evidence of your commitment to advancing, promoting and sharing the highest standards in the language profession".

If you're satisfied that you meet the relevant admissions criteria, you can apply online:


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You've graduated with DPI / DPSI / DipTrans, meaning you can upgrade automatically to Associate (ACIL):

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You've graduated with DPI / DPSI / DipTrans, meaning you can upgrade automatically to Associate (ACIL):

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You're eligible to upgrade to Member (MCIL).

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You're eligible to upgrade to Member (MCIL).

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You're eligible to upgrade to Member (MCIL) and register as a Chartered Linguist.

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You may be eligible to upgrade to Fellow (FCIL) and register as a Chartered Linguist (CL).

Please read the relevant admissions criteria for full information:

Please also be sure to note the criterion regarding 'professional standing' in the criteria for Fellowship, in particular, the requirement to evidence your "professional contribution to the profession beyond the scope of your position/role and evidence of your commitment to advancing, promoting and sharing the highest standards in the language profession".

If you're satisfied that you meet the relevant admissions criteria, you can apply online:


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You're eligible to remain an Associate (ACIL), until you meet the criteria for a higher grade.

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You're eligible to upgrade to Member (MCIL) via the Special Consideration Case route. You will need a relevant qualification if you wish to later upgrade to Fellow (FCIL) or register as a Chartered Linguist (CL).

Please read the relevant admissions criteria for full information:

If you're satisfied that you meet the relevant admissions criteria, you can apply online:


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You're eligible to upgrade to Member (MCIL) via the Special Consideration Case route. You will need a relevant qualification if you wish to later upgrade to Fellow (FCIL) or register as a Chartered Linguist (CL).

Please read the relevant admissions criteria for full information:

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You're eligible to remain an Associate (ACIL), until you meet the criteria for a higher grade.

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You're eligible to remain an Associate (ACIL), until you meet the criteria for a higher grade.

Visit My CIOL to make the most of your membership (will prompt you to log in first if you've not already done so).

You may also wish to read the relevant admissions criteria for full information on upgrading later to Member (MCIL) and becoming a Chartered Linguist (CL):

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You're eligible to upgrade to Member (MCIL).

Please read the relevant admissions criteria for full information:

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You're eligible to upgrade to Member (MCIL) and register as a Chartered Linguist.

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You may be eligible to upgrade to Fellow (FCIL) and register as a Chartered Linguist (CL).

Please read the relevant admissions criteria for full information:

Please also be sure to note the criterion regarding 'professional standing' in the criteria for Fellowship, in particular, the requirement to evidence your "professional contribution to the profession beyond the scope of your position/role and evidence of your commitment to advancing, promoting and sharing the highest standards in the language profession".

If you're satisfied that you meet the relevant admissions criteria, you can apply online:


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You're eligible to remain an Associate (ACIL), until you meet the criteria for a higher grade.

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You're eligible to upgrade to Member (MCIL).

Please read the relevant admissions criteria for full information:

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You're eligible to upgrade to Member (MCIL).

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You're eligible to upgrade to Member (MCIL) and register as a Chartered Linguist.

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You may be eligible to upgrade to Fellow (FCIL) and register as a Chartered Linguist (CL).

Please read the relevant admissions criteria for full information:

Please also be sure to note the criterion regarding 'professional standing' in the criteria for Fellowship, in particular, the requirement to evidence your "professional contribution to the profession beyond the scope of your position/role and evidence of your commitment to advancing, promoting and sharing the highest standards in the language profession".

If you're satisfied that you meet the relevant admissions criteria, you can apply online:


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You're eligible to remain a Member (MCIL), until you meet the criteria for a higher grade.

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You may also wish to read the relevant admissions criteria for full information on upgrading later to Fellow (FCIL) and becoming a Chartered Linguist (CL):

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You're eligible to remain a Member (MCIL), until you meet the criteria for a higher grade.

Visit My CIOL to make the most of your membership (will prompt you to log in first if you've not already done so).

You may also wish to read the relevant admissions criteria for full information on upgrading later to Fellow (FCIL) and becoming a Chartered Linguist (CL). You will need a relevant qualification for either of these.

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You're eligible to remain a Member (MCIL), until you meet the criteria for a higher grade.

Visit My CIOL to make the most of your membership (will prompt you to log in first if you've not already done so).

You may also wish to read the relevant admissions criteria for full information on upgrading later to Fellow (FCIL) and becoming a Chartered Linguist (CL). You will need a relevant qualification for either of these.

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You're eligible to remain a Member (MCIL), until you meet the criteria for a higher grade.

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You may also wish to read the relevant admissions criteria for full information on upgrading later to Fellow (FCIL) and becoming a Chartered Linguist (CL):

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You're eligible to register as a Chartered Linguist (CL) in addition to remaining a Member (MCIL).

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You may be eligible to upgrade to Fellow (FCIL) and register as a Chartered Linguist (CL).

Please read the relevant admissions criteria for full information:

Please also be sure to note the criterion regarding 'professional standing' in the criteria for Fellowship, in particular, the requirement to evidence your "professional contribution to the profession beyond the scope of your position/role and evidence of your commitment to advancing, promoting and sharing the highest standards in the language profession".

If you're satisfied that you meet the relevant admissions criteria, you can apply online:


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You're eligible to remain a Member (MCIL), until you meet the criteria for a higher grade.

Visit My CIOL to make the most of your membership (will prompt you to log in first if you've not already done so).

You may also wish to read the relevant admissions criteria for full information on upgrading later to Fellow (FCIL) and becoming a Chartered Linguist (CL):

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You're eligible to remain a Member (MCIL), until you meet the criteria for a higher grade.

Visit My CIOL to make the most of your membership (will prompt you to log in first if you've not already done so).

You may also wish to read the relevant admissions criteria for full information on upgrading later to Fellow (FCIL) and becoming a Chartered Linguist (CL):

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You're eligible to register as a Chartered Linguist (CL) in addition to remaining a Member (MCIL).

Please read the relevant admissions criteria for full information:

If you're satisfied that you meet the relevant admissions criteria, you can register online:


Chartered Linguist declaration form (will prompt you to log in first if you've not already done so).

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You may be eligible to upgrade to Fellow (FCIL) and register as a Chartered Linguist (CL).

Please read the relevant admissions criteria for full information:

Please also be sure to note the criterion regarding 'professional standing' in the criteria for Fellowship, in particular, the requirement to evidence your "professional contribution to the profession beyond the scope of your position/role and evidence of your commitment to advancing, promoting and sharing the highest standards in the language profession".

If you're satisfied that you meet the relevant admissions criteria, you can apply online:


Membership application form (will prompt you to log in first if you've not already done so).

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You're eligible to remain a Member (MCIL) and Chartered Linguist (CL).

Visit My CIOL to make the most of your membership (will prompt you to log in first if you've not already done so).

You may also wish to read the relevant admissions criteria for full information on upgrading later to Fellow (FCIL) , while also retaining your Chartered Linguist status:

(All links open in a new window)

You're eligible to remain a Member (MCIL) and Chartered Linguist (CL).

Visit My CIOL to make the most of your membership (will prompt you to log in first if you've not already done so).

You may also wish to read the relevant admissions criteria for full information on upgrading later to Fellow (FCIL) , while also retaining your Chartered Linguist status:

(All links open in a new window)

You're eligible to upgrade to Fellow (FCIL), while also retaining your Chartered Linguist (CL) status.

Please read the relevant admissions criteria for full information:

Please also be sure to note the criterion regarding 'professional standing' in the criteria for Fellowship, in particular, the requirement to evidence your "professional contribution to the profession beyond the scope of your position/role and evidence of your commitment to advancing, promoting and sharing the highest standards in the language profession".

If you're satisfied that you meet the relevant admissions criteria, you can apply online:


Membership application form (will prompt you to log in first if you've not already done so).

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You're eligible to register as a Chartered Linguist (CL) in addition to remaining a Fellow (FCIL).

Please read the relevant admissions criteria for full information:

If you're satisfied that you meet the relevant admissions criteria, you can register online:


Chartered Linguist declaration form (will prompt you to log in first if you've not already done so).

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You're a Fellow (FCIL) and Chartered Linguist (CL), the highest professional recognition available!

Visit My CIOL to make the most of your membership (will prompt you to log in first if you've not already done so).

Have you considered giving back to the profession through voluntary activities such as mentoring, governance or seeking to join a network committee, if this is something you've not done already?