The grade of Member may be awarded to an applicant who holds an approved qualification in a STEAM discipline at Level 3 or above, along with relevant professional experience (normally in excess of 3 years appropriate workplace experience post-qualification). Science Council RSciTech awards would also be accepted as qualification for Members grade. Associate members may be upgraded to full Member grade following approved professional development.

Members are entitled to use the designatory letters MIScT.

A Member may apply for upgrading to Fellow, please see the relevant page for further information on Fellowships.

Member Subscription Fee: £54

** Please note that IST professional membership subscriptions of employees are eligible for UK 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:

  • direct debit (annual or quarterly instalments – please contact
  • 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.