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Honorary president: Judith Butcher Honorary vice-president: David Crystal OBE

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How to upgrade

You will first need to make sure you understand the upgrade requirements. These are explained in the document Upgrading Your Membership (166KB PDF). Some examples of different routes to membership are shown in the case studies.

The membership form is designed to be flexible and open-ended, to allow you to enter as much information as you need to for the best chance of success.

  1. When you are ready to apply, start filling in the membership form. For this you will need your SfEP membership number. You will also need to have the information to support your application ready. However, it is possible to leave the process and come back to it later, if you don’t complete the form in one sitting.
  2. Although Upgrading Your Membership (166KB PDF) and the case studies explain the broad requirements for each grade, if you have different experience or training that you believe is equivalent, you are encouraged to tell us as much as you can about this so the Admissions Panel can consider your application.
  3. If you have questions about your application, refer to the FAQs first. If these do not answer the question, please email the . A PDF list of popular training courses and the points they attract is available in the Members' area under 'Training'.

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Video: Upgrading from Entry-Level Member to Intermediate Member

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