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Membership of the society can only be obtained by entrance examination or prior accreditation to encourage high professional and educational standards.

Qualified members of the society may use the following letters after their names:


A.I.O.M. (Associate)
A.M.I.O.M. (Associate Member)
M.I.O.M. (Member)
F.I.O.M. (Fellow)


Five levels of membership are available:

Student = No formal qualifications required
(must be an accredited student)

Associate = Must be a therapist with basic qualifications
(level 1)

Associate Member = Must be a qualified therapist
(at least level 2)

Member = Must be a therapist with formal accredited qualifications
Must be a practising therapist (full or part-time)
Must hold a full medical indemnity insurance

Fellow = Must be a therapist / lecturer / consultant with at least 15 years experience
Must be elected to fellowship by national council
(for services to alternative / complementary / traditional medicine or the society)

Membership Includes:

Membership certificate
Registration / discount card
Reduced prices for oils, herbs and equipment
Reduced prices for courses
Quarterly newsletter