IRSE Affiliate Applications
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Please complete this form if you wish to apply for Affiliate membership of the IRSE.

If you think you may be eligible for another grade of membership do not use this form, go to Membership Options on the IRSE website.

Before you start filling the form, make sure that you have readily available all the information you will need to complete it.

For information about Affiliate membership, subscription rates and discounts etc, go to Affiliate Membership. If you have any queries about membership, you can contact us via

If you are on a formal educational, training or apprenticeship programme, and you wish to be considered for the reduced membership subscription rate that applies in such circumstances, you will need to upload documentation to confirm the details/duration of the course (a letter from your employer containing this information would be ideal). You will be given access to upload documents AFTER you have submitted the form below.

When you apply for Affiliate membership using this form you will receive an email confirming we have received your application. Your application will then be checked by the IRSE staff in our London office. When we have processed your application we will contact you to let you know the outcome (this can take up to four weeks). No subscription payment will be required until your application has been accepted.

We will use the information you provide on this form in accordance with our website Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy. Click here to see our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

When you become a member of the IRSE you will be bound by our Membership Terms and Conditions and by our Code of Professional Conduct. By applying to become a member of the IRSE you are agreeing to these conditions.

Family Name

MANDATORY FIELD. Enter your Family Name (Surname)
Given Name
(First name)

MANDATORY FIELD. Enter your Given Name (First name)

Optionally, enter your Title (Mr,Ms,Miss,Mrs,Dr,Prof etc)
MANDATORY FIELD: Enter the email address that you wish us to use for electronic communication with you.
Tel/Mobile no(s)
MANDATORY FIELD: Enter your telephone number(s), including your mobile number if possible. Please include your country code for each number.
Postal address
inc. City/Town
Post/Zip Code If you do not have a Zip/PostCode, enter three dashes (---).
Country MANDATORY FIELD: Enter the FULL address that you wish us to use for postal communication, including the CITY or TOWN, POST-CODE or ZIP-CODE and COUNTRY. We recommend that this is your residential address, but you can provide your work address if you wish. Use a new line for each part of the address.
Current employment
MANDATORY FIELD: If you are currently employed, please state the company you work for (or if you are self-employed, say so), and describe your job/role or give your job title. If you are in full-time education, or are retired, or are currently unemployed or working at home, it would be helpful if you can tell us what work, if any, you are currently doing.
IRSE member/ licence no(s)
If you have an IRSE Licence, and/or you have previously had an IRSE membership number, please enter the number(s) in this field if you know it/them. Otherwise leave this field blank.
Date of Birth
MANDATORY FIELD: Enter your date of birth in the format DD/MM/YYYY.
Current training or education
Please provide information here about any formal training, apprenticeship or educational programme you are currently on (or leave blank if you are not on a programme). If you are on a programme, you may be eligible for a reduced membership rate. TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE REDUCED RATE YOU WILL ALSO NEED TO UPLOAD DOCUMENTS TO CONFIRM YOUR COURSE DETAILS (see the top of this form for more information about how to do this).
If an IRSE member has agreed to sponsor (support) your application, please provide their name and their membership number. This field is not mandatory - if you do not know an IRSE member who supports your application, leave this field blank.
Reason for application
MANDATORY FIELD: State here why you are interested in joining the IRSE, eg. because you are working in the rail industry, or your are involved in rail research, or because you are interested in railway signalling and communications. Please provide as much detail as you can.
Other information
Is there anything else you think we should know that will help us process your application? If so, please tell us in this field.
MANDATORY FIELD: Tick one category only. Select whether you wish to be an IRSE e-member. E-members receive all communications electronically (including IRSE News), not by post. This reduces your subscription cost. NOTE: If you wish to be considered for the reduced subscription rate applicable to people on a formal training or educational course, you MUST tick the e-member box.

MANDATORY FIELD: Tick one category only. It helps us if we know your gender, but you are not obliged to tell us.
I agree to be bound by the IRSE's conditions
Tick this box to indicate that, if your application is accepted, you agree to be bound by the IRSE's Membership Terms and Conditions and Code of Professional Conduct.
Annual subscription
I agree that if my application is accepted I will pay the applicable annual membership subscription.
Acknowledgement of Terms of Use
Tick this box to indicate that you have read and understood the IRSE's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.
Internal Links:
(Links to other pages on this website)
To add links to other Topics, add the Topics' Reference Numbers (including the - sign where one precedes the number), each one followed by a semi-colon.
External References:
(Links to other websites/documents)
To add external references, place each URL and the associated URL name on separate lines, in that order. Each link URL must begin with http, not www (or, if you want the external reference to be accessible only to logged in users, preface http with an asterisk - *http). You can add as many external references as you wish. Do not leave blank lines.
Review Date:
Optionally, enter a future date to indicate when the topic needs to be reviewed.
Parent Ref. No: This field must be left empty  contain a valid topic ID.  
Specified Users: Enter the initials of specified users who can view/edit this topic, separated by semi-colons (eg AB;CD;EF;).