The single most important factor in the shipping industry is the individual.

Professionally qualified individuals are better placed to make better decisions on behalf of themselves, their companies and their clients. Professionalism couples a comprehensive understanding of one's business gained through knowledge and qualification with trust and integrity.

Institute members combine the knowledge gained through study, proven through examination, with a business ethic based on Our Word, Our Bond that imparts confidence into the industry worldwide. Institute members are shipping's professionals.

The letters MICS and FICS do make a point of difference in a very difficult and ever-changing service sector that remains dependent on the knowledge and trust of its key decision makers. Governments across the world seek the Institute's opinion on relevant shipping issues.

For further information please visit our membership FAQ page, or contact us directly at membership@ics.org.uk.

Applying for Membership

Applications for election to membership will be placed before the Executive/Controlling Council for consideration. Meetings of the Executive/Controlling Council to consider such applications normally take place in: February, June, September and November each year.

If you have completed your PQE and would like to apply for membership of the Institute contact the Membership Team at membership@ics.org.uk.

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