If you are an issuing body for GOs or voluntary certificates and would like to see how AIB works for yourself for a trial year at no cost, then you may apply in writing for “Observer” status. As an observer, you will naturally not be entitled to take part in decision-making, but your views will always be welcome.

If you are an issuing body for GOs or voluntary certificates and wish to join, then you must make formal application to the Association. Applicants have no voting rights, and can remain an applicant for one year (paying no membership fee) after which they must pay the membership fee. Once you have been granted membership of the AIB, you will be able to vote, and must pay the membership fee. Applicants and members have access to the public part of the website plus the relevant parts of the members section.

Click here for a high level explanation of the work of AIB, and of the EECS Rules. This document describes the process of gaining membership in more detail and explains how the membership fee is calculated.

If you wish to apply for membership, then you should do so by writing to the AIB Secretariat, and including a completed application form and questionnaire, which can be downloaded by clicking here.