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Affiliate Application Advice & Guidance

If you're thinking of applying for affiliate membership with the IHBC, you will find the information you need here.

Please Note: In order to apply for affiliate membership, you MUST be registered with the IHBC as a Supporter. If you haven’t already registered, you can do this quickly and easily online, HERE

If you are unsure about your membership status, or have any related queries, please contact membershipservices@ihbc.org,uk

1. Is Affiliate Membership right for you?

If you’re looking to become formally accredited with the IHBC, Affiliate membership is a great place to start, especially if you’re starting out or changing career. The application process is straight-forward and is structured to allow us to help everyone through the more substantial process of becoming a Full Member. As Affiliate status imposes a duty to observe our Code of Conduct while encouraging CPD, it is the perfect preparation for accreditation, as Associates or Full Members.

Still not sure if this is the right membership category for you? You can find out more about our other membership categories here

2. Things to do before you apply

We recommend that you either read or watch our guidance on completing your IHBC affiliate application form, before you begin completing your application. If you have already completed your form, you may find it useful to review the guidance to ensure that your application addresses the points raised.

You may also want to attend one of our monthly drop-in Supporter Surgeries #ihbcsurgery, where you can find out more about the application process and ask questions regarding your application form. Find out more about these below:

3. Complete your application

Once you have watched, or read, our Affiliate Application guidance, click on the link below to download the Affiliate Application Form.

If you require an alternative to the current application form in order to apply for Affiliate membership, please email membershipservices@ihbc.org.uk to discuss how we can best support you.

4. Submit your completed application form

You can submit your completed Affiliate Application Form using the 'Submit' button below.

Free, Online Supporter Surgery Sessions

Do you have any questions about the affiliate application form, or the application process?
We are currently piloting a series of free, online supporter surgery sessions.


They are free to attend for all existing supporters, and those who are considering applying for Affiliate membership. There’s no need to book – just drop-in!
We are currently offering sessions once a month, between 1:00 to 1:45pm, on a Wednesday but we can schedule additional sessions subject to demand, so do get in touch at training@ihbc.org.uk.

Please find the dates and links for the upcoming sessions below:

IHBC Office is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Wednesday 17th January at 1pm – Join using this link

Wednesday 13
th March at 1pm – Join using this link

Wednesday 15
th May at 1pm – Join using this link

Can’t make any of these sessions? Contact Anna to request for additional dates and times at training@ihbc.org.uk.

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(MSWord)

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(PDF)

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