Fellow

Qualifying Criteria

The status of Fellow is the highest professional grade of the Institute. Fellowship of the Institute of Explosives Engineers is bestowed on an individual for notable contributions made by that individual to the explosives sector and applicants should understand that the awarding of Fellowship will be a reflection of the individual’s professional achievements and standing within the explosives profession, and the contributions made and recognised by the applicants peer group. The awarding of a Fellowship will, where appropriate, also reflect the contributions made to the Institute and its membership as a whole.

Fellows are expected to conduct themselves in a manner conducive with that grade of membership, recognising that they are Ambassadors of the Institute.

Prior to submitting an application for membership as a Fellow of IExpE please ensure you satisfy and confirm the following minimum requirements:

  • you are over 35 years of age; and
  • have had at least 15 years of experience in pursuits connected with explosives engineering; and
  • has been a Voting Member of the Institute for a minimum of five years (unless via direct entry).
  • are, to the satisfaction of Council, either:
    • recognised by others, in your own specialist field, as a leading authority by having planned, negotiated, organised and supervised work of a sufficiently complex nature and responsibility, or
    • recognised by scientific and academic bodies as a research leader or technical innovation in your chosen field, or
    • a regular, authoritative contributor to scientific or technical papers on explosives-related sciences, engineering or related topics, or
    • known to have contributed greatly to the improvement in safety practices and standards within the explosives industry.

When submitting an application for fellow, applicants are required to provide two detailed professional references that should also contain information to support the referee’s view that the applicant is worthy of selection for this award. Applications will be submitted in a sufficiently detailed format that allows the reviewing Board to understand the contributions made by the applicant, and against which, the notable contributions can be assessed and measured.

Once received, applications that meet the above criteria will be passed to a Fellowship Board set up to review and validate the application. The Board will consist of the President and Vice President, Membership sitting with no less than 2 sector specialists who are familiar with the applicants work or working area, and who will be able to review in detail the suitability of the application.

The Board will make its recommendation and submit that to Council for consideration. The council may accept or decline the application. Council is not obliged to approve any applications for Fellowship. Successful candidates will be awarded status of Fellow of the Institute of Explosives Engineers (FIExpE).

Upgrade Your Membership

Once completed, please follow the submission instructions

Membership Fee – £161 (UK) / £171 (Non-UK)

There is no application fee.

Submission Checklist

To avoid any delay being incurred with the processing of your application please ensure the following:-

  1. All sections of the application form have been completed in full and the application form is signed and dated
  2. You have nominated 2 referees, one of which is a current IExpE member, and included their email addresses
  3. You have included full documentary evidence in support of your training,
    qualifications and competencies, together with an up to date copy of your CV.
  4. You have enclosed an up to date colour photograph signed and dated on the reverse
  5. Up-to-date photo identification is required, this can be in the form of a copy of your driving licence or passport.

When submitting your application please be aware of the Institute’s policy in relation to criminal convictions and insolvency.  If you have at the time of entering the Institute, or subsequently acquire, any relevant conviction or become subject to any order of Insolvency you need to declare them.  Details should be provided with your application in a sealed envelope marked ‘VP Membership – In Confidence’.

Military Checklist

To avoid any delay being incurred with the processing of your application please ensure the following:-

  1. All sections of the application form have been completed in full and the application form is signed and dated
  2. The application form has been signed off by your current Commanding Officer, with your unit stamp endorsed.
  3. You have included full documentary evidence in support of your training, qualifications and competencies, together with an up to date copy of your CV.
  4. You have enclosed an up to date colour photograph signed and dated on the reverse
  5. Up-to-date photo identification is required, this can be in the form of driving licence or passport.

When submitting your application please be aware of the Institute’s policy in relation to criminal convictions and insolvency.  If you have at the time of entering the Institute, or subsequently acquire, any relevant conviction or become subject to any order of Insolvency you need to declare them.  Details should be provided with your application in a sealed envelope marked ‘VP Membership – In Confidence’.

Submission

Please submit your application via the appropriate pdf form, which may be completed online, or printed off and either

E mailed to: vickihall@iexpe.org

or posted to:
IExpE
Ground Floor, Unit 1
Greyfriars Business Park
Frank Foley Way
Stafford, ST16 2ST

Your personal details will be kept on a secure data base which is not linked to this website and in the event of your application being declined will be destroyed.