Upgrade your membership

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How to upgrade your membership

Please make sure that you understand the upgrade requirements before you begin your application.

There are particular requirements for each grade:

Some examples of different routes to membership are shown in the case studies.

Please note: If you apply to join as an Intermediate, Professional or Advanced Professional Member, you must submit the evidence to support your application within one month of joining. If no upgrade form has been received within that time, we will enrol you as an Entry-Level Member but you can upgrade at any time.

The upgrade form is designed to be flexible and open-ended, to allow you to enter as much information as you need to for the best chance of success.

  1. When you are ready to apply, start filling in the upgrade form. For this you will need your SfEP membership number. You will also need to have ready the information to support your application. However, it is possible to leave the process and come back to it later; what you enter is saved to a secure part of the Members' area and when you revisit the form you will be asked whether you wish to edit or delete this material. So, you can take the time to collect the material and make sure that your application presents an accurate picture of your professional training and experience.
  2. Although the upgrade pages for each grade listed above and the case studies explain the broad requirements for each grade, if you have different experience or training that you believe is equivalent, you are encouraged to tell us as much as you can about this so the Admissions Panel can consider your application. You will need to provide detailed information.
  3. If you have questions about your application, refer to the FAQs first. If these do not answer the question, please email the SfEP office. A PDF list of popular training courses and the points they attract is available in the Members' area under 'Professional development'.
  4. If you are reapplying within 1 year after an unsuccessful upgrade application, special conditions apply.

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