Membership Types

There are six key types, or grades, of ILP membership. We offer membership individually or as a corporate group membership option.


  • Reduced fee of £30 for students and trainees in some way involved in lighting (max of three years) and receiving no or low financial remuneration,


  • Reduced fee of £50 for all full time apprentices some way involved in lighting (max of three years)


  • This is the starting grade for all new ILP members other than Students
  • Membership as an affiliate is open to anyone who has received a general standard of education and is engaged or interested in lighting or a related discipline. 

Associate Member (AMILP)

  • Associate Members perform specialist technical roles and apply proven knowledge, techniques and procedures to the solution of lighting technology or management problems in a variety of contexts.  You will also have a personal responsibility for outcomes, and should hold a minimum of ONC qualification, or an assessed academic / work-based learning equivalent.
  • Subject to compliance with Engineering Council requirements, AMILPs may be registered with the Engineering Council as Engineering Technician (EngTech).

Member (MILP)

  • Members of the ILP are professional practitioners with sufficient competence to be operating at a responsible level in a lighting-related role. You are likely to hold a minimum of HNC qualification, or an assessed academic / work- based learning equivalent.
  • Furthermore Members are characterised by their ability to develop appropriate solutions to lighting problems, using new or existing technologies, through innovation, creativity and change. They might develop and apply new technologies, promote advanced designs and design methods, introduce new and more efficient production techniques, marketing and construction concepts, or pioneer new engineering services and management methods.
  • Subject to compliance with Engineering Council, MILPs may be registered with the Engineering Council as Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng).

 Fellow (FILP)

  • Any person who has been a Member (MILP) for at least 10 years and is expected during this time to be engaged in the practice of lighting, or the design/development of lighting installations or equipment or a related engineering field determined from time to time by the Council: may become a fellow. This time can be reduced to 5 years if the Council deems the applicant to have superior experience and have made a substantial contribution towards furthering the objectives of the Institution during this time.