Types of membership

Membership of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers means much more than the initials after your name. As the largest network of professional shipbrokers, managers and agents, Institute membership is internationally recognised as a mark of professionalism in the shipping industry.

Membership categories are listed here with a full explanation of each category on the individual pages within this section.


Member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers

FICS Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and a Chartered Shipbroker
Retired MICS or FICS who is no longer involved in the shipping industry
Life Member A branch nominee and Controlling Council approved
Honorary Fellowship

By invitation of the Controlling Council

If you meet the specific entry requirement for one of the above categories of membership you will find further details on how to apply by going to the relevant page of this membership section.

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

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