IOC membership ensures that you are recognised as a quality professional with the necessary levels of academic achievement, experience, training and integrity.

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Join your professional colleagues and be recognised by the IoC

NCA winners

Calling National Courier Award Winners or Shortlisters. You are entitled to a 50% membership discount !

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Membership benefits

Becoming a member provides you with professional recognition for your courier industry related skills, experience and achievements, which will enhance your career prospects. Tangible evidence will take the form of post nominal letters. Not only will membership give you the edge over the competition, you will gain access to relevant industry information in the Courier News. Membership also grants access to the Institute's many events and seminars. Information on these can be found in the Members section.

Membership levels

Different membership levels are available to individuals to reflect their experience, or qualifications. There are four main levels of individual membership; these are Student, Associate, Member and Fellow. Criteria for each level are detailed below.

 

Student

Student membership is available for all persons in full-time education

There are no post nominals available for Student members.

Associate - AIOC

Associate status is suitable for those who fit into either of the following categories -

Member - MIOC

Member status is suitable for those who are currently active within an express delivery company and who fit into any of the following categories -

  • Completed and passed a higher level qualification or degree recognised by the IOC
  • Completed and passed a Trailblazer qualification at Level 6 in Express delivery
  • Office applicants: possess 5 years experience in the express delivery industry, including 3 years managerial experience
  • Road applicants: possess 5 years experience for 'road' applicants

You may apply by two routes, either the Qualification route or the Experiential route.

Qualification

To apply in this route you need to fulfil the following specification:

Fellow - FIOC

Fellow status is available to those who are currently active within an express delivery company and is gained by completing two stages.

 

Stage One

Applicants must satisfy any of the following criteria:

It is normal that a individual seeking Fellow status will be invited for an interview. There is a charge for this.

 

Fees

If you are a National Courier Award Winner / Shortlister you can receive a very special offer of a first-year 50% membership discount for Associate or MIoC. Quote your Category to claim your discount (within the year of presentation). The appropriate fee(s) must accompany all application forms.

 

Application fees

Application fees typically mirror annual membership fees for each membership stratum.

  • Student membership - is free to those in full-time education1
  • Associate Joining Fee2 - £38
  • MIOC application - qualification route3 - £130
  • MIOC application - experiential route3 - £130
  • FIOC* - experiential route3 4 - £215
  1. full-time student status is demonstrated by e.g. provision of a valid .ac.uk e-mail address for all IoC correspondence.
  2. Administration fee is a one-off payment if membership is continuous.
  3. The application fee is a payable as a one-off payment at the time of applying for that member status. A subscription fee is for the period 1st July to 30th of June each year annual subscription fees apply in full at any time during this period.
  4. On some occasions an interview may be necessary to assess an applicant's knowledge and understanding. It is expected that if offered 'Fellow Status' that you will attend the House of Lords presentation and this will be charged out at the current 'Fellow's Gowning' charges.

*International applications are considered individually on application. Joining Fees and membership fees may differ from the shown UK member structure.

 

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