Please complete the relevant application form below for the membership grade you wish to apply for. Once completed your application form will be emailed directly to the Society. We aim to complete application assessments within 10 weeks and will acknowledge receipt of all paperwork. Please note the Society cannot advise what membership level will be given prior to full assessment of your application. At the Society's discretion, a DBS check may be requested from any member or applicant, the cost of which will be borne by the member or applicant.
Take a look at the criteria for membership here and provide as much detail as possible on the application form to assist with assessment.

Student Application Form

Accredited Registrant (MNCS Accred) Application Form

Accredited Professional Registrant (MNCS Prof Accred) Application Form

Senior Accredited Registrant (MNCS Snr Accred) Application Form

Equivalent Grade Application Form

Not sure which grade to apply for? Click here to contact us through our contact form and we will get back to you.

If you are looking to upgrade your current membership click here to download the relevant form

Membership Fees

The standard membership fee for Society membership is £105.00 annually with a one off joining fee of £45.00.

Reduced fee membership

We understand that some of our members may have financial difficulties, so we offer a reduced membership fee for members who are in receipt of a state benefit (see list below), or are in receipt of a state pension. We are unable to offer reduced membership fees on any basis such as age, location or gender. We are unable to back date membership reductions, and will discount membership fees at the point of next renewal, if not declared at application.

State benefits currently accepted:

  • Income Support
  • Job Seekers’ Allowance
  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • State Pension
  • Personal Independence Payments
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Carer’s Allowance
  • Universal Credit
  • Housing Benefit

If your benefit is not listed above please call to check if we will accept it.

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