Membership FeesAnnual Subscription Fees

01 September 2013 – 31 August 2014

Membership can be achieved at any time of year however, the Annual Subscription rates run from 01 September to 31 August, from 1 April the fees will be reduced as follows.

Chartered Fellow £135.00
Chartered Member £125.00
Associate £82.50
Graduate £82.50
Technician £54.00
Student Free whilst studying
Retired £25.00
Chartered Overseas Fellow £69.00
Chartered Overseas Member £66.50
Overseas Associate £38.00
Overseas Graduate £38.00
Overseas Technician £31.50
Training Affiliate* £77.50
Academic Affiliate* £77.50

* available to organisations and academic bodies

Please note that an additional, non-refundable, £50 application fee is payable on application for all grades on joining, except Students and Affiliates. Applicants also need to consider any additional costs such as Professional Interviews when applying for membership.


The application fee must accompany a completed membership application form. Payment must be by sterling bank draft or cheque (drawn on a UK bank) made payable to the ABE. If you wish to pay by credit/debit card, please contact the Membership Department. Alternatively please make your application online through our website.

Income Tax Relief

For those liable for UK Income Tax, the annual subscription is allowable as a deductible expense for the purpose of Schedule E Assessment subject to the usual rules. Tax Relief Reference: T1644/04/2014 VAT Exempt.