Personal Membership Fees

Membership joining fees



Stage in career

Cost (£)


  • Have demonstrated interest in business consultancy and/or advice
  • Be a new or aspiring consultant with less than 2 years experience
  • Be a student where the course of study undertaken is related to consultancy of business advice
  • Starting out as a consultant with little or no experience
  • Entry point as an analyst with a large consulting firm researching data and providing information for more senior consultants


  • Be a practicing consultant or business adviser with 2 years experience
  • Demonstrate a commitment to CPD
  • Hold a first degree/IC or CMI Certificate or Diploma in Management Consulting, or equivalent
  • You might have entered a large consultancy as an experienced hire with 3 years work experience
  • Business advisers could be working within the private sector or engaging with the public sector


  • Fulfil the criteria for Associate membership plus:
  • Have a minimum of 3 years consulting/business advice experience
  • Present a minimum of 2 client references
  • Provide CPD records
  • Aim to achieve CMC
  • If you are working for one of the large practices you should expect to be working with clients now sometimes called Manager/Consultants
  • Business Advisers who are building their network of clients and specialists in business advice
  • Building your MBA knowledge


  • Fulfil the criteria for Member plus:
  • Be a practicing consultant or adviser at a strategic level
  • Have a minimum of 10 year consulting experience
  • Submit evidence in form of a reference from 2 senior clients
  • Provide CPD records
  • Demonstrate significant contribution to the profession
  • Be working at a senior level as a Director or Partner or running your own very successful consultancy
  • Your leadership and decision making skills are making an impact on the profession
  • You could be a senior business adviser


Grades marked "*" pay an additional £58.00 non-refundable assessment fee.

Chartered Management Institute Members please note:

If you are already a member of the Chartered Management Institute and wish to join the Institute of Consulting, you will be entitled to discounted membership rates.

Please contact our Membership department on +44 (0)1536 207480.

When sending accompanying evidence with your application, please ensure your attachments do not total more than 5Mb in size. Anything larger will be rejected. If this causes you a problem please contact our membership department on the above number.