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Guidance and Subscriptions

Guidance Notes
Guidance to applicants for election and transfer
Critical Report Guidance
Professional Review Statment Guidance

Subscription Fees

All subcsription fees run on an annual basis from 1st January to 31st December each year. Fees are not dependant on date of joining and therefore not prorated. Subscription fees must be included with all applications. 

Fees due when applying for membership

The application and subscription fee should be included. The total amount payable must be authorised in your application form.

If you are applying to upgrade your membership, your current subscription fees must be paid in full in order for your membership to remain active. Once the application has been approved, you will be charged for the remaining amount associated with your new grade of membership.

Grade Application fee* Annual Subscription Rates
Student - full time - Free for duration of course 
Student - part time - £42
Affiliate Free online £142
Associate Member £25 £142 (+£10)
Member £25 £142 (+£20)
Fellow £25 £142 (+£30)

 *Application fees are payable by all applicants who do not hold an active membership of CIBSE and are non-refundable

Please note, if you are an existing member of CIBSE, you can become and Affiliate of the Society of Light and Lighting for no additional cost.

Please click here if you would like to join as an SLL Affiliate


All annual subscription fees are due for renewal on the 1st January. For information on how to renew your membership, please see or contact [email protected] 

Reduced Subscription Rate

A reduced subscription rate is available to renewing members who meet the criteria listed at and to members who have completed the Reduced Subscription Rate Application Form.

Members who hold Engineering Council registration must pay an additional annual registration fee. The reduced fee is not applicable for Interim CEng or IEng registration.

Click here for more information about the reduced CIBSE annual subscription fee and reduced Engineering Council registration fees.