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Becoming an individual member

As the leading body in its field we offer a comprehensive range of individual memberships for all those involved with or working in construction health and safety risk management.

Our membership structure is designed to achieve a number of crucial goals: 

  • To enable our members to assure to the industry that their skills, knowledge and experience remain relevant and credible;
  • To create an opportunity for our members to acquire additional skills and knowledge;
  • To offer a range of membership options to all Designers in the industry, at a level proportionate to their needs. 

It is important to stress that the higher levels of membership are not necessarily essential. We have created the structure to give you more options proportionate to your need to demonstrate relevant skills, knowledge and experience. 

Member Benefits

APS helps full members stay up to date, providing access to CPD and a tailored range of services for those working in design and construction health and safety risk management.   Our membership package for full members is inclusive of the following (Affiliate Subscribers have access to items marked * only):

  • Project Safety Matters magazine – four editions a year*
  • E-Matters – six a year*
  • Practice Notes – six a year*
  • Fact sheets – nine a year*
  • A rolling programme of national CPD events (and online access to a recorded version)
  • Two Regional CPD events per year (others will be charged accordingly) and Regional surgeries
  • Six Webinars a year (and online access to a recorded version)

Members rates* are available for additional APS events such as:

  • Business breakfasts
  • Annual Conference
  • Annual Awards and Reception
  • Some events held by partner organisations, including CIAT, CABE and IIRSM

Individual membership category

Student  Free
Affiliated  £95 a year
Associate (AaPS) £184 a year
Incorporated (IMaPS) £205 a year
Certified (CMaPS) £220 a year
Fellow (FMaPS) £245 a year
Retired  £50 a year


Associate Membership (AaPS)

This category is open to all in the construction sector who are starting out, or wish to develop experience, within design or construction health and safety risk management.

Incorporated Membership (IMaPS)

This level of membership is aimed at professionals working in the construction industry who wish to demonstrate their skills, knowledge and experience of design and health and safety risk management related activities. Applicants for Incorporated Membership are required to pass the CDM2015 online exam.



Certified Membership (CMaPS)

This category is aimed at professionals demonstrating a depth and breadth of skills, knowledge and experience in design & construction health and safety risk management.

Student Membership

Student Membership is open to any full-time student of construction, construction design or construction health and safety. Membership is free.

Affiliated Subscriber

Perfect if you are looking to keep up to date on construction health and safety risk management and do not need to demonstrate your competence as a practitioner.

Retired Membership

For existing APS Members who have ceased working, but wish to stay in touch with what is happening.

Are you a business?

We have multiple membership options for businesses. Find out more about becoming a corporate member.


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