If you are an Associate, Affiliate, Student or Prizewinner member of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture, you may be eligible to upgrade your membership. Upgrading to Associate or Member grade will entitle you to use the appropriate post-nominal letters (ACIHort, MCIHort), as well as other membership benefits.
Upgrading will depend on your current qualifications and experience. Please check the membership criteria for guidance on the qualifications and experience needed for each grade of membership. If you are not sure which grade you might be eligible for, please submit your application, it will be assessed according to the criteria, and you will be informed of the outcome.
If you would like to be considered for a membership upgrade, please download the Upgrade Form, complete, and return to the Secretariat, together with an up-to-date CV or completed Qualifications and Experience Form, copies of certificates for any qualifications gained since your original application and a direct debit form if needed.
Please note that there are separate processes if you wish to become a Fellow of the Institute or to apply to be granted the title of Chartered Horticulturist.
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