Application for membership should be made immediately on completion of the examinations to maintain contact with the Institute and to qualify to use the designatory letters ACIS or FCIS. (It is a criminal offence to use the designatory letters if the person is not a member).
There are two grades of membership â€“ the Associate, designated by the initials ACIS and the Fellow, designated by the initials FCIS.
CONDITIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP
Associateship is the first level of membership. People are eligible for election by Council if they have:
Fellowship is the senior grade of membership. People are eligible for election by the Council if they:
Graduates of the Institute are persons who have completed the examinations successfully but have not completed the required period of qualifying service. A Graduate cannot describe himself or herself as a Chartered Secretary, but may use the designated letters GRAD. ICSA. He or she can enjoy all the practical advantages of membership excluding the right to vote.