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IPG Member Criteria

Applicants for our Member category are those in the early stages of their craft and are seen as potential Associate Fellows. They must hold a recognised skill qualification. Proof of that qualification will be required but not an interview. Once accepted they will receive a certificate and will also receive the IPG magazine Drillstock. Members may not use the IPG logo or punch marks. They may be listed on our website but will not yet be entitled to publish contact details or have a profile page. They may also be given priority invitation to attend IPG events, social activities and master classes for which there may be an additional fee depending on the event. The current Membership subscription is £25 per annum.

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IPG Associate Fellow Member Criteria

Applicants for Associate Fellowship are seen as potential Fellows of the Institute. Criteria are as per Member plus an additional 4 years continuous employment in the trade subject to reaching the required standard. They will usually be required to attend an interview where their work can be examined. In addition to the Member benefits above they will be entitled to attend all IPG functions. They will also be listed on the IPG website with their own profile page with contact details if desired. The current Associate Fellow subscription is £85 per annum.

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IPG Fellow Member Criteria

Applicants for Fellowship (the highest level of Membership) must have experience consisting of the above Associate Fellow criteria plus an additional 2 years' full-time employment within the trade subject to reaching the required standard. Applicants will usually be required to attend an interview where their work can be examined. In addition to the benefits stated for Associate Fellows, Fellowship permits at once the right to use the distinctive letters FIPG after their name, use the IPG logo and punch mark on their work and also to be included on the IPG website with their own commercial information page. The current Fellowship subscription is £90 per annum.

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If you are interested in joining the Institute of Professional Goldsmiths as either a Fellow, Associate Fellow or Member please call 020 3004 9806 or e-mail info@ipgoldsmiths.com for further information.

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