Become a Member of IAMI

1.1 Full Membership
An institution shall be eligible for full membership if:

1.1.1 The Institution provides education and training for personnel in, or intending to join, the Merchant Navy or Fishing Industries.


1.1.2 The Institution offers the total shore based training requirements for at least one complete MAS (or equivalent) Certificate of Competence and/or one complete MNTB (or equivalent) approved Marine VQ award.

1.2 Associate Membership
Institutions, which do not fully meet the criteria for Full Membership, but which nevertheless in the opinion of the Association, can promote the interests of maritime education and training, shall be eligible for Associate Membership.

1.3 Professional Institute Membership
Open to the Institute of Marine Engineers and to the Nautical Institute.

1.4 Applications for membership, Full and Associate, shall be made on the prescribed form on behalf of the Governing Body of the Institution making application, to the Honorary Secretary of the Association and shall be dealt with by the Executive Committee subject to ratification at the next General Meeting of the Association.

When considering applications the Executive Committee and Membership shall, in addition to the requirements of paragraph 1.1, take into account.

1.4.1 Recognition, if appropriate, by MNTB, SFIA and MCA in the UK, or their equivalents in other countries, and by relevant Awarding Bodies, as an approved assessment Centre for the award of MN and Fishing VQs and/or Certification.

1.4.2 The significant of the Institution’s contribution to the training needs of either the MN or Fishing Industries within the sector in which it has chosen to make provision.

1.4.3 The total number of full time equivalent teaching and support staff committed principally to the objectives outlined in 1.1 and 1.2 which normally should be expected to exceed 10.

1.5 The annual subscription to the Association shall be agreed at the Annual General Meeting, and is payable on 1 January each year.