Outline of the reduced membership fees, eligibility for discounts and how to claim.
Reduced subscriptions are available to members in certain circumstances who would usually be paying the full IET standard rate.
If you are not paying the standard rate, you are already enjoying a reduced or legacy subscription rate (see the 'Payment Section' of your renewal notice) further reductions cannot be claimed. However; should the circumstances below apply to you and the reduction shown would be more favourable, then you may opt to pay that amount instead.
Standard rates for 2012 are shown in the table below, together with the relevant reduced rate.
|Category of membership||Standard rate||Reduced rate|
|Student and apprentice||See reduced rate||£20.00|
|Student and apprentice (for duration of course)||See reduced rate||£50.00|
|Member with designatory letters (TMIET or MIET)||£129.00||£64.50|
|Qualified and registered Member (CEng, IEng, CEE)||£159.00||£79.50|
|Qualified and registered Fellow (CEng, IEng, CEE)||£180.00||£90.00|
|Qualified and registered Member (EngTech and ICTTech)||£142.00||£71.00|
|Qualified and registered Fellow (EngTech and ICTTech)||£163.00||£81.50|
Members who pay a reduced IET membership subscription and who are professionally registered with the Engineering Council also qualify for a reduced Engineering Council fee.
|Category of professional registration||Standard rate||Reduced rate|
|Chartered Engineer (CEng)||£32.50||£14.50|
|Incorporated Engineer (IEng)||£27.50||£13.50|
|Engineering Technician (EngTech)||£15.80||£9.00|
|ICT Technician (ICTTech)||£15.80||£9.00|
Members taking a career break to raise a family may claim a 50 per cent discount off the standard subscription rate. This discount must be applied for annually.
Members (including part-time postgraduate students) whose annual income is less than £24,000 or its equivalent in local currency may claim a 50 per cent discount off the standard subscription rate. This discount must be applied for annually.
Members who have been made redundant and are seeking work may claim a 50 per cent discount off the standard subscription rate. This discount must be applied for annually.
Retired members aged over 65 years who are retired from paid employment and who have paid subscriptions to the IET for at least 10 consecutive years are eligible for a 50 per cent reduction off the standard subscription rate. This discount must be applied for and thereafter will be applied automatically each year. This discount does not apply in China and India where the IET offers a special rate in local currency.
Apprentices, all undergraduates and full-time postgraduate students studying to satisfy the IET membership requirements will automatically be billed at a reduced rate of £20.00.
You can apply and pay at the reduced rate online. Go to My IET, select 'My Account' and follow the onscreen instructions (login required). Select the appropriate rate immediately before payment. Please note that applications for the reduced rate for retired members cannot be processed online, and must be submitted by phone or post.
To claim a reduction over the phone, please contact the Member and Customer Service Centre. Quote your membership number and state your circumstance (e.g. redundancy) to the Member and Customer Service Centre representative.
To apply for a reduction by post, please state your circumstance (e.g. redundancy) in the payment section of your renewal notice and adjust the payment amount and total due accordingly. Return your completed renewal notice to:
All reduced IET membership fees and reduced Engineering Council fees are effective from 1 January 2012.
Membership of the IET runs for 12 consecutive months from date of payment (e.g. an individual joining the IET in March 2012 would receive a renewal notice in April 2013).
All claims for reductions or refunds must be made within three months of your membership subscription due date.
The IET reserves the right to request proof of your eligibility for a reduced subscription rate.
If you have any queries about the reductions, please contact the Member and Customer Service Centre.