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, ICS membership is
internationally recognised as a mark of professionalism in the
This is our largest Membership category, with the vast majority
of Members achieving their status through examination.
To be eligible for Membership, you must comply with the
1. Have a bona fide connection to the commercial shipping
industry at the time of application. This includes brokers,
agents, principals, owners, lawyers, seafarers, insurers and cover
a wide range and scope of activity.
2. Have passed the Institute's Professional
Qualifying Examinations, or have submitted a dissertation that
satisfies the criteria and is approved by the Institute's Education
and Training Committee
3. Have satisfied the Controlling Council that
he or she is a fit and proper person to become a Member
Once eligible, applicants may apply by completing and signing
the application for membership form in full to either the branch or
directly to the head office.
Your application then needs to be endorsed by your local branch
and the ICS Vetting Committee before being sent to the Controlling
Council for final approval.
The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers operate a tiered
membership subscription structure. To obtain the fee structure
applicable to your country or region, please contact your local
Branch or, alternatively, email us at the Head
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