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 Membership Requirements


There are classes of RINA membership for all those who are directly involved or who have an interest in the design, construction, maintenance and operation of marine vessels and structures.

Corporate Membership

Achieving Corporate membership of RINA as a Fellow or Member is a significant achievement that brings with it international recognition of professional status as a qualified, experienced, competent and committed professional.

The requirements for Corporate membership are:

Fellow (FRINA)

Having achieved professional standing in the maritime community, and having held positions of superior responsibility for a period of at least five years;

Member (MRINA)

Holding an approved diploma or degree in a subject relevant to the design, construction, maintenance and operation of marine vessels and structures;

or

Offering experience in lieu of the required formal academic qualification;and having achieved the standard of professional competence required for full membership of the Institution;

 

Guidance Notes on Applying for Corporate Membership  

Non Corporate Membership

Associate Member (AMRINA

Actively seeking to achieve the standards of professional competence required for full Corporate membership, through individual or company training programmes and experience;
or
Studying full-time for an approved post graduate course in a subject relevant to the design, construction, maintenance  and operation of marine vessels and structures;
or
Involved in a technical capacity with an activity relating to the construction, maintenance and operation of marine vessels and structures; 

Student Member (StudentRINA)

Studying full-time for an approved diploma or degree in a subject relevant to the design, construction, maintenance and operation of marine vessels and structures.

Junior Member

Not yet in higher education, but interested in a career in the maritime industry

Associate (AssocRINA)

Having an interest or involvement in the design, construction, maintenance and operation of marine vessels and structures, in a non technical capacity.

Registration with the Engineering Council 

Fellows and Members may also apply to be placed on the Chartered Engineer (CEng), Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or Engineering Technician (EngTech) registers maintained by the Engineering Council. Registration requires specific academic qualifications, and also an interview

.Guidance Notes on Applying for Registration

Membership Enquiry Form

If you would like further information or guidance on which class of membership and registration you are qualified for, complete and submit the online Membership Enquiry Form

Application Forms

Applications may be submitted by post or email.

Fellow and Member | Associate Member | Associate | Student Member | Junior Member

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