Does the Membership Fee include my Professional Registration Fee? +
No - as before, your professional registration fees are applied on top of your IMarEST subscription rate. However, in future you will be able to pay for these in currencies other than GBP as well. If you pay for your membership subscription by monthly Direct Debit, your Professional Registration fee will be debited in equal instalments along with your subscription. For more detail regarding monthly direct debits, please also see the answer to "Can I pay my subscription by monthly Direct Debit?"
Can I pay by monthly Direct Debit? +
We can accept Direct Debit payments from those with a UK bank account. The monthly payments are as follows:
Rate Group A (prices based on 12 monthly payments)
Retired &Long Service Members (LSM achieved on/after 01/10/2013)
(prices based on 12 monthly payments)
Please note that IMarEST operates a fixed membership year of 1 October to 30 September and the above table of monthly direct debit amounts assumes that your monthly direct debit payments will be taken in 12 equal instalments, starting in October each year.
If in your first year of paying by monthly direct debit, your first payment is taken later than October, then the total annual amount due from monthly direct debit payments for that membership year will be divided into an equal number of payments to be taken monthly up to and including the following September.
For example, if you are a Rate Group A Fellow and your first monthly direct debit payment is taken in January, you will make nine payments rather than twelve so they will be £24 each (i.e. total amount due is £216 (£18 per month for 12 months) which is paid instead in 9 equal monthly instalments (£216/9 = £24)).
In future years, your monthly direct debit will be taken in 12 equal instalments, at the published monthly direct debit rate for that membership year for your category of membership.
Can I pay in a currency other than GBP? +
We will publish subscription fees and accept payments in GBP, EUR, AUD, SGD and USD. Although we will seek to set rates for the entire membership year, the IMarEST may adjust the fee during the year in response to any material currency fluctuations. Please note that Direct Debit payments are possible only for those paying in GBP from a UK bank account.
Your online MyIMarEST account will allow you to view, download and print your receipts. Please log on to your MyIMarEST account to access your receipt. The text below and the sample receipt above should help you understand that for which you have been charged.
1. Assessment Fee – Standard Assessment fee to process the application. This line will only appear on your invoice if you have applied for Member or Fellow of the IMarEST.
2. Affiliate Fee – Standard fee for Affiliate and this will allow members to have access and start enjoying membership benefits prior to the member, please note after the 1 st May this fee is pro-rata till the end of the membership year which is the 30 th September.
3. Membership Subs – Top up fee if you add the Affiliate fee and Membership Subs fee these fees should equate to the fee of the membership grade you have applied for, please note after the 1 st May this fee is pro-rata till the end of the membership year which is the 30 th September.
4. Professional Registration – This is the Entrance fee for Professional Registration. This line will only appear on your invoice if you have applied for Professional Registration. Please note this amount will vary depending on the registration applied for.
How do I order my Membership Certificate? +
The IMarEST is pleased to offer Certificates of Membership and frames for the certificates. Certificates are A3 size. IMarEST has commissioned a professional framing company to produce an elegant hand made black frame.
Please download and print the Order Form below and return to the Membership Dept. or email to
Please note Certificates are issued to IMarEST Membership Grades and Professional Registers only, they will not include Engineering Council or Science Council postnominals.
For those who fall on hard times (or in full time employment earning less than £15,000 per annum), we have a process to consider and support our members who require help paying their fees. If you are unemployed, a low earner, facing financial hardship, suffering from ill health or taking a career break, you can apply for reduced subscription rate by emailing .
What is a Long Service Member? +
Long Service Member status is automatically granted to members when they have achieved continuous membership with the IMarEST for 45 years. All Long Service Members are contacted to congratulate them on their continuing membership once they reach that milestone.
All future Long Service Members (post 30th September 2013) will be required to pay the baseline annual subscription rate of £50 per annum. While we still recognise and value your long-term contribution and dedication to your Institute, this change is necessary to support the stability and financial security of your Institute’s future.
For current Long Service Members (as of 30th September 2013), we ask that you make a voluntary donation to support the Institute going forward. We will write to you in the coming months to explain how you can do this.
How do I access digital publications? +
There are a number of ways to access your publications. You will be emailed a link to the publication as soon as it’s available and can view the issue via the browser on internet connected devices, please go to 'Access Query...?' for further details on how to access your digital publications .
The issues can be printed, searched and you can download and retain a copy if you wish to. You also have access direct to your iPad and iPhone via “News Stand Apps”, and access direct to Android devices.
Delivering our publications digitally enables the IMarEST to provide you with all five of our publications (Marine Engineers Review; Shipping World & Shipbuilder; Maritime IT & Electronics; the Marine Scientist and Offshore Technology) rather than you having to choose one from the five. Issues will be accessible as soon as they are published which means you will no longer have to wait for them to be shipped to you.
Can I still get hard copy publications? +
All Corporate members (associate level and above) receive a hard copy of the IMarEST publication every month included in their membership fee. Students and affiliates receive a digital version of the magazine but can order a hard copy version of the magazine online at eshop.imarest.org.
Can I receive paper-based correspondence? +
We fully understand that some of our members will want hard copy correspondence from us, and we are more than happy to still send you information by post if requested. There will be a small additional charge of £10 per annum to cover the costs.
I do not have a ‘My IMarEST’ account – how do I get one? +
It’s really easy to set yourself up with a ‘My IMarEST’ account which enables you to start accessing more online benefits from your IMarEST membership. Please contact the membership team by emailing who will issue advise you how to set up and account.
How do I update my email contact details? +
The easiest way to update your contact details is by visiting the website and logging onto your ‘My IMarEST’ account. You can contact our membership team () who will be happy to help you with this. Please allow up to two working days for the update to take effect.
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