Types of Membership

Membership of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers means much more than the initials after your name. As the largest network of professional shipbrokers, managers and agents, ICS membership is internationally recognised as a mark of professionalism in the shipping industry.

Membership categories are listed below. The associated links will provide you with detailed information regarding each category of membership including specific entry requirements.


Member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers

Election as Member PDF


Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers

Election to Fellowship PDF


Person registered to take ICS examinations

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FICS or MICS with at least 25 consecutive years ICS membership

Application for Retired Member status PDF


Branch nominee and Controlling Council approval

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Honorary Fellowship

By invitation of the Controlling Council

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Subscription rates for the year 2017-2018:

For your information, the fee structure for the year 1st June 2017 to 31st May 2018 is as follows:

Pay before 1 June 2017
MEMBER € 125
FELLOW € 175

ICS lapsed membership policy:

The ICS year runs from 1 June to the 31 May each year. Each member is invoiced via e-mail and/or mail on 1 May. Subscription must be paid by 1 June.

A subscription reminder letter is sent to all unpaid members via e-mail and/or mail in August.

A final reminder letter for payment is sent to all outstanding members via e-mail and/or mail in January. Unpaid members will be reminded in May by email and/or mail that they will become lapsed on 31 May.

If a member does not pay their subscription either directly to head office or to their local branch by 31 May, then they are considered to be a lapsed member and their status is changed accordingly on both Branch office and Head Office records.

The list of members and non-members on the website will be updated in June each year.

The membership status of a lapsed member can be re-established if they settle the outstanding balance on their account.