Membership fees frozen for 2021
The Institute of Physics (IOP) is the professional body and learned society for physics in the UK and Ireland. We seek to raise the public awareness and understanding of physics and support the development of a diverse and inclusive physics community. As a charity, we're here to ensure that physics delivers on its exceptional potential to benefit society.
Associate Member

for undergraduates, apprentices and trainees

£15 /per year
Associate Member

for professionals with a connection to physics

£105 /per year
Member

for graduates, early, mid and experienced career professionals

£117 /per year
Fellow

for distinguished physicists in recognition of their accomplishments

£146 /per year
Concession
A concession will apply to a member earning less than £21,000 (pegged to the London Living Wage) per annum. The concession also applies to a member that is retired, employed part-time, undertaking postgraduate study, on a career break, on maternity leave, unemployed, or is unable to work due to a long-term illness.
Associate Member

for professionals with a connection to physics

£31 /per year
Earnings income less than £21,000; see further information above
Member

for graduates, early, mid and experienced career professionals

£15 (per year) for the first three years following graduation/apprenticeship completion from 2020 onwards.

£35 /per year
Earnings income less than £21,000; see further information above
Fellow

for distinguished physicists in recognition of their accomplishments

£44 /per year
Earnings income less than £21,000; see further information above
Reciprocal agreements

Members of the British Institute of Radiology (BIR), the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM), the Nuclear Institute (NI), the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) and the Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS) may apply to the IOP to reduce their membership subscription rate by 25%. Current ASE members will be offered a 30% discount on the full annual subscription rate of each membership category.

Applicants may claim only one discount or concession at a time. Please indicate ASE, BIR, IPEM, NI, RAS or RMetS and institution membership number with your annual fee payment.

Find out more information about the reciprocal agreements here or by contacting the Membership Team by emailing [email protected] or phoning 0207 470 4800.

Please note, only one discount, the one that leads to the greatest reduction (either the reciprocal agreement or the member concessionary rate), will be applied.


Tax relief for member fee subscriptions

As an IOP member you may be eligible to claim back tax relief on your annual subscription fee if being a member is a requirement to do your job or is relevant to your job. However, you must have paid the subscription fee yourself and not have been reimbursed by your employer. There are a number of requirements to be able to claim back this tax relief.

Each individual member should assess their own situation and decide for themselves whether they meet the criteria for claiming back this tax relief.

Key criteria:

  1. Professional bodies approved tax relief list
    Members should always check the most up to date list of approved professional bodies to ensure that the IOP remains on this list:
    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/professional-bodies-approved-for-tax-relief-list-3

 

  1. Claim tax relief individual check
    Members should always complete the following questionnaire to ensure that they meet the requirements to claim tax relief. If you are eligible to claim the tax relief following completion of this questionnaire, you will be prompted to claim your expenses through HMRC’s website.
    https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/claim-tax-relief-expenses/who-claiming-for
Professional registration fees 2021
In recognition of the diverse areas of employment in which physicists can be found, we offer a range of professional registrations: RSciTech, RSci, CSci, EngTech, IEng, CEng and CPhys. Professional registration is an excellent way to showcase your skills, expert knowledge and qualifications, and also captures on-the-job experience. Valued by employers and many others, professional registration demonstrates your commitment to your profession, personal development and high standards of professional practice.
Chartered Physicist (CPhys)

Chartered Physicist (CPhys) is an exclusive professional register to the IOP. Chartered Physicists are characterised by their commitment to keeping pace with advancing knowledge, embracing innovation and by their capacity to undertake independent practice and exercise leadership.

£25 /per year
Applicant fee: £ 50
Engineering Council registers
We are licensed by the Engineering Council to offer the following professional registrations. Please note for the first time you become registered you will pay the initial registration fee rather than the yearly registration fee shown below. Initial registration fees for Engineering Council Registers are as follows: EngTech is £18.40, IEng is £44.90 and CEng is £53.20.
Engineering Technician (EngTech)

Engineering Technician (EngTech) will apply proven techniques and procedures to the solution of practical engineering problems.

£19.90 /per year
Concessionary rate: £8.82
Applicant fee: £ n/a
Incorporated Engineer (IEng)

Incorporated Engineer (IEng) will maintain and manage applications of current and developing technology, and may undertake engineering design, development, manufacture, construction and operation.

£34.70 /per year
Concessionary rate: £15.40
Applicant fee: £ n/a
Chartered Engineer (CEng)

Chartered Engineer (CEng) will develop solutions to engineering problems using new or existing technologies, through innovation, creativity and change and/or they may have technical accountability for complex systems with significant levels of risk.

£40.90 /per year
Concessionary rate: £18.50
Applicant fee: £ 95.00
Science Council registers

We are licensed by the Science Council to offer the following professional registrations. Please note that the Science Council charges a £15 fee for all new applications; there is no fee for applications made directly through the IOP.

Registered Science Technician (RSciTech)

Registered Science Technician (RSciTech) will work with minimal supervision in technical roles, delivering essential scientific services and support within laboratories, schools and universities, hospitals and in many other workplaces.

£15.50 /per year
Applicant fee: £ N/A
Applicant fee: £0 (for applications made through the IOP)
Registered Scientist (RSci)

Registered Scientist (RSci) is for those working in a variety of scientific and higher technical roles. You may be eligible as soon as a year after you graduate (or in your final year if you have undertaken a relevant industrial placement year).

£20.50 /per year
Applicant fee: £ N/A
Applicant fee: £0 (for applications made through the IOP)
Chartered Scientist (CSci)

Chartered Scientist (CSci) demonstrates effective leadership, using their specialist knowledge and broader scientific understanding to develop and improve the application of science.

£46 /per year
Applicant fee: £ N/A
Applicant fee: £0 (for applications made through the IOP)
Please email [email protected] or call 0207 470 4800 for further information.