Becoming an individual member of IPM (Student, Associate, Member, or Fellow)

We have updated our membership system, it is now easier than ever before to become a member of the Institute of Place Management. See below, for more information about our different member levels.

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Student

IPM Student Member (£50) status is available to Undergradate and Postgraduate students who intend to pursue a career in the field of place management, or are studying within a discipline whereby an understanding of place is a core element. This might include Geography, Planning, Architecture, Retail Planning, Sociology, Landscape Design or Economics. Student membership includes almost full access to the whole of the IPM including most of its online resources. Students do not pay assessment fees when joining IPM, and student membership is available for the duration of the course plus one year after graduating.

Associate

IPM Associate Member (£80) status is available to those starting their career in any area of place management, either through enrolling on one of the IPM’s accredited courses or through evidence of less than three years practical experience in the field. It is the first level of professional membership. Benefits of Associate Membership include almost full access to the whole of the IPM, including online resources such as the Journal of Place Management and Development. You will be entitled to member discounts for our events and to use the designatory letters AIPM.

Member

IPM Member status (£110) is available to experienced place management professionals, that hold a first degree (or equivalent qualification) and can demonstrate at least 3 years practical experience in the field. Very experienced practitioners (those with 5 of more years of experience) who do not hold a first degree (or equivalent) can apply for Full Member Status through a professional competence route, by demonstrating that they have graduate-level professional competencies in a number of areas. Membership includes almost full access to the whole of the IPM including all its online resources, such as the Journal of Place Management and Development, and member discounts for our events. Full Members are entitled to use the designatory letters MIPM.

Fellow 

IPM Fellow status (£140) is available to those that have reached a very high level of personal and professional achievement, within the industry. It is only open to those that hold a higher degree, have at least 6 years practical experience and who can demonstrate that they have had a considerable impact upon place management. At this level, membership includes access to all parts of the Institute, including the Journal of Place Management and Development and member discounts for our events. Fellows are entitled to use the designatory letters FIPM.

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