Reapplications

If the Admissions Panel considers that you have not met the requirements for the grade for which you have applied, you may reapply within 1 year for the same or a lower level of membership at a lower fee.

Your reapplication must be submitted within 1 year (365 days) from the date of notification of a previous unsuccessful application.

New joiners

If you apply for Intermediate Membership, but your application is not successful, you may enrol as an Entry-Level Member.

If you apply for Professional Membership, but your application is not successful, you can choose to:

a       enrol as an Entry-Level Member

         or

b       (if the Admissions Panel confirms that you have the requisite 7 points) accept Intermediate Membership.

In either case, if you reapply for Professional Membership within 1 year you will be able to pay the reduced fee.

If you apply for Professional Membership but your application is not successful, and you then apply for Advanced Professional Membership, this will be treated as a fresh application, not a reapplication, and it will attract the full application fee. You should apply using the online form as before.

Entry-Level Members

If you apply for Intermediate Membership, but your application is not successful, you may remain as an Entry-Level Member, provided that you have not already been at this level for the maximum period allowed. If you are unsure of your upgrade dates, please contact the office.

If you apply for Professional Membership, but your application is not successful, you can choose to:

a       remain as an Entry-Level Member (with the same proviso as above)

         or

b       (if the Admissions Panel confirms that you have the requisite 7 points) accept Intermediate Membership.

In either case, if you reapply for Professional Membership within 1 year you will be able to pay the reduced fee.

If you apply for Professional Membership but your application is not successful, and you then apply for Advanced Professional Membership, this will be treated as a fresh application, not a reapplication, and it will attract the full application fee. You should apply using the online form as before.

Intermediate Members

If you applied for Professional Membership, but your application is not successful, you can choose to remain as an Intermediate Member, provided that you have not spent 7 years altogether as an Entry-Level and Intermediate Member.

If you applied for Advanced Professional Membership, but your application is not successful, you can choose to:

a       remain as an Intermediate Member (with the same proviso as above)

         or

b       (if the Admissions Panel confirms that you have the requisite 25 points) accept Professional Membership.

In either case, if you reapply for Advanced Professional Membership within 1 year you will be able to pay the reduced fee.

If you applied for Professional Membership but your application is not successful, and you then apply for Advanced Professional Membership, this will be treated as a fresh application, not a reapplication, and it will attract the full application fee. You should apply using the online form as before.

Professional Members

If you applied for Advanced Professional Membership, but your application is not successful, you may remain as a Professional Member.

One reapplication for Advanced Professional Membership within 1 year will qualify for the reduced fee.

How to reapply

You’ll need to fill in a new application form, but you do not need to resubmit information that you already included on your original form.

To reapply, follow these steps.

  1. Email the office, quoting your original application number and telling them that you’re reapplying.
  2. Check the email that you received from the office after you submitted your first application. Attached to it is a copy of your first application, as a Word document. This will let you see, in full, the information that you’ve already submitted.
  3. Begin a new online application form. Fill in only the new information that was not included on your original application.

    Your references will still be valid, so you do not need to send details of any further referees unless the Admissions Panel has specifically asked for them.

  4. When you’ve added all the details you need to, submit the form. You’ll be asked to pay the full admissions fee. The office will then refund you the difference between that and the reapplication fee of £31.