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Membership Grades

IoIC Membership Grades are designed to reflect your career achievements

The IoIC grades of membership are designed to reflect different levels of experience and qualifications. Through membership, there are a range of opportunities to progress through the grades during your career to demonstrate your achievements. Join the IoIC today as an Affiliate, Member, Certified Member or Fellow.



If you are starting out in your career or simply working within the internal communication sector, you are eligible to become an Affiliate of IoIC. With no formal entry criteria, it is open to all.


Member (MIIC)

Member status is a professional membership grade of IoIC, recognising achievement and experience. You are eligible to join as a Member if you meet at least one of the following criteria: 

  • At least 2 years' relevant experience within internal communication
  • Graduated from the IoIC Foundation Diploma and 1 year of experience
  • Graduated from the IoIC Advanced Diploma
  • Hold an internal communication related qualification
  • At least 1 years' relevant experince within internal communication and 32 hours of logged CPD

Certified Member (CIIC)

Certified Member status is the professional membership grade which demonstrates significant levels of experience and achievement. 

You are eligible to join as a Certified Member if you meet at least one of the following criteria: 

  • Graduated from the Kingston Postgraduate Diploma in IC Management 
  • Graduated from the Kingston University MA in IC Management
  • Graduated from the Solent University MA in IC Management
  • Graduated from the IoIC Advanced Diploma and 1 year of experience 
  • Graduated from the IoIC Foundation Diploma and 2 years of experience 
  • Hold an internal communication related qualification and 4 years of experience
  • Can demonstrate at least 5 years' significant experience within internal communication
  • Can demonstrate at least 3 years' experience within internal communication and 32 hours of logged CPD 

Fellow (FIIC)

Fellowship is a public, highly respected quality mark and is evidence of significant attainment for employers seeking to recruit for senior IC roles.

To achieve Fellow status, you must be shaping the strategy, design, delivery or management of IC or be responsible for a significant portfolio of IC projects or people. Alternatively, if you are acknowledged as an expert in a particular IC subject area, or be delivering IC education and training, you can become a Fellow.
You will also need to have been involved with the IC sector for at least 10 years and demonstrated a strong commitment to your own personal development.

Individuals must complete the application form and will be granted Fellowship following an interview assessment. 

For further information and to apply for Fellowship click here 

Click here to find out about membership fees and join today 

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