The grade of Associate may be awarded to an applicant who holds an approved qualification in a STEAM discipline at Level 2 (or abaove), plus a minimum of 2 years relevant work experience.

An Associate member may apply for upgrading following approved professional development.

Associate members are entitled to use the designatory letters AssocIScT.

Associate Subscription Fee: £41

** Please note that IST professional membership subscriptions of employees are eligible for tax relief, under Section 344 of the Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003. Claims need to be made by members individually directly via HMRC

Applications can be submitted by email to using the standard application form which is available for download below (scanned copies of qualification certificates submitted by email are accepted).

Please note that all members are bound by our Code of Conduct and our GDPR Data Protection and Privacy Policy:

Payment of subscriptions can be via:

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  • credit/debit card/Paypal online
  • bank transfer (please contact for bank account details)
  • invoice (please supply a purchase order number to

Membership Application Form – docx

NB: All applications are subject to review; the IST reserves the right to decline any membership application.