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Membership – Member

£138.00 / year

To make an application to become an IExpE Member requires the submission of the completed application form together with all documents in support. You can monitor the progress of your application via your account on the IExpE website

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Qualifying Criteria

Prior to submitting an application to become an IExpE Member, please ensure you satisfy one of the following minimum educational and experience requirements in an area of explosives occupational competence:


Passed adequate academic and/or professional qualifications, and either been trained and become qualified for, and shall have held for at least three years, a responsible post engaged in explosives engineering or equivalent technical explosives management duties

Been trained and become qualified as Ammunition Technical Officers or Ammunition Technicians Class 1 currently serving in the Army, or their equivalents in the British or appropriate foreign Armed Services (Army, Navy, Air Force), and to have served for at least 2 years in an ammunition technical appointment.

If approved as a member of IExpE you will have the status of a Voting Full Member with postnominals, Member of the Institute of Explosives Engineers (MIExpE). 

If you satisfy the requirements for the grade of Member but not accrued the necessary experience, you should submit an application for  Technical Member.

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.

The Institute has been approved by the Board of the Inland Revenue, under Section 201, Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988 for members whose Tax affairs are dealt with in the UK to obtain Income Tax Relief on their Subscriptions.

Exclusive Benefits

CPD Events

Annual Conference

Quarterly Journal ‘Explosives Engineering’

Route to Professional Registration with the Engineering Council

Access to the members area of the IExpE website, where questions can be asked via the ‘Forum’

IExpE Identification Card

Ability to apply for a CSCS Card

Training Centres providing accredited and endorsed courses

Improved career prospects and wider employability

Opportunities to share or test your ideas with others through publication of articles or presenting at conferences

Jobs Board

mycareerpath CPD recording login

Access to members conferencing facility

Apply Online…

Use the ‘Apply Now’ button above to start your online membership application.

Please be aware that by applying online you are required to provide payment details for the application fee.

Your membership subscription will not be charged until your application has been approved.

You will be emailed about the status of your application.

…or by Post

Please download the appropriate pdf form below, and post it to:

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