Join the Institute of Roofing

About us

Who are the
institute of roofing?

We are a professional organisation with a genuine desire to drive,
increase and maintain professionalism in supervision, management
and ownership within the roofing industry, by raising awareness and
promoting roofing as a truly specialised sector of industry.

  • By focusing on education through roofing specific guided learning to achieve industry recognised professional qualifications.
  • By developing the careers of those engaged in supervision and management across the full spectrum of the roofing industry to help achieve their full potential.

"The Institute of Roofing is
the only body in the UK
which awards professional
qualifications in
roofing management"

Interested in joining?

Please note that membership of the Institute of Roofing is on a personal basis (not company). All correspondence and communication is with the individual at their listed personal contact addresses (i.e. not your office). To ensure that all correspondence reaches members we rely on you to ensure the information we hold on you is accurate and up to date.

The Institute of Roofing is the only body in the UK which awards professional qualifications in roofing management and was established in 1980 to answer the question “What’s next?” for me in my professional career in roofing. 

At that time, most of the Founding Members were involved directly in the trade of installing various types of roofs. In those days, trade training in roofing was widely available but to qualify in management, a roofer had to go elsewhere and to a more general management qualification. The Founders addressed the problem by developing a clear structure of membership with qualification criteria and awarded an industry recognised professional qualification for those who meet the required standards. 

Today, the Institute (IOR) is a diverse, fully inclusive organisation encompassing the whole roofing industry so, whether you’re working in distribution, manufacturing, training or contracting, if you’re involved in roofing, the IOR can offer you a structured path in your roofing career.

Frequently Asked Questions

We are a professional organisation with a genuine desire to drive, increase and maintain professionalism in supervision, management and ownership within the roofing industry, by raising awareness and promoting roofing as a truly specialised sector of industry. By focusing on education through roofing specific guided learning to achieve industry recognised professional qualifications. By developing the careers of those engaged in supervision and management across the full spectrum of the roofing industry to help achieve their full potential. The Institute of Roofing is the only body in the UK which awards professional qualifications in roofing management and was established in 1980 to answer the question “What’s next” for me in my professional career in roofing. At that time, most of the Founding Members were involved directly in the trade of installing various types of roofs. In those days, trade training in roofing was widely available but to qualify in management, a roofer had to go elsewhere and to a more general management qualification. The Founders addressed the problem by developing a clear structure of membership with qualification criteria and awarded an industry recognised professional qualification for those who meet the required standards. Today, the Institute (IoR) is a diverse, fully inclusive organisation encompassing the whole roofing industry so, regardless of gender or orientation, whether you’re working in distribution, manufacturing, training or contracting, if you’re involved in roofing, the IoR can offer you a structured path in your roofing career.
We have a range of membership grades.


Membership Grades

Joining the Institute of Roofing will enable you to use the status of your membership with qualification after your name.

The following is a guide to membership criteria, but reference should be made to the Constitution & Rulesfor the exact requirements.

Affiliate

Affiliation to The Institute is open to those individuals engaged in the roofing industry who are new or are in training or who do not qualify for direct entry to membership. The applicant must complete an application form accompanied by a detailed CV. The applicant will be affiliated for a maximum period of two years during which time the Affiliate will study for and undertake the Associate membership course and examinatio

Associate

Every Associate shall:

(i) Have passed the examination detailed in 3.8 of the Constitution & Rules.

Or

(ii) Have the necessary National Vocational Qualification at Level 3 in a roofing related discipline required by The Institute, to give full exemption from the examination detailed in Sect. 3.8. Supporting documentation must be submitted at the time of application.

Member

Every Member shall:

(i) Every Member shall have at least 10 years’ experience in their respective roofing discipline.

(ii) Every Member shall be holding of NVQ L5 or above or hold academic achievement at an equivalent level in a relevant qualification.

Or

(iii) Submit a project assignment (subject agreed by the Board of Governors) and subsequent professional interview.

Fellow

Every Fellow shall:

Fellowship of The Institute may be awarded by the Board to individuals who have rendered outstanding service to the Industry and who are already holders of the Grade of Member (MIoR)

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Membership Grades

Joining the Institute of Roofing will enable you to use the status of your membership with qualification after your name.

The following is a guide to membership criteria, but reference should be made to the Constitution & Rulesfor the exact requirements.

Affiliate

Affiliation to The Institute is open to those individuals engaged in the roofing industry who are new or are in training or who do not qualify for direct entry to membership. The applicant must complete an application form accompanied by a detailed CV. The applicant will be affiliated for a maximum period of two years during which time the Affiliate will study for and undertake the Associate membership course and examinatio

Associate

Every Associate shall:

(i) Have passed the examination detailed in 3.8 of the Constitution & Rules.

Or

(ii) Have the necessary National Vocational Qualification at Level 3 in a roofing related discipline required by The Institute, to give full exemption from the examination detailed in Sect. 3.8. Supporting documentation must be submitted at the time of application.

Member

Every Member shall:

(i) Every Member shall have at least 10 years’ experience in their respective roofing discipline.

(ii) Every Member shall be holding of NVQ L5 or above or hold academic achievement at an equivalent level in a relevant qualification.

Or

(iii) Submit a project assignment (subject agreed by the Board of Governors) and subsequent professional interview.

Fellow

Every Fellow shall:

Fellowship of The Institute may be awarded by the Board to individuals who have rendered outstanding service to the Industry and who are already holders of the Grade of Member (MIoR)

All Applicants for membership of the Institute pay the Joining Fee on Application.

Once your application has been approved and graded, you will be invoiced separately for your annual subscription. Membership is not valid until your Annual Subscription is paid.

New members may be subject to a reduction in rates for the remainder of the membership year (1st September-31st August) depending on when the application is made as follows: September-November Full Fee, December-February 75%, March-May 50%, June-August 25%.

Member Subscriptions from 1st. September 2019

Member Subscriptions from 1st. September 2019

Joining Fee New Members

Please note that the joining fee (£55.00 + VAT) is non-refundable.

Joining Fee New Member 2019
Simply fill in the application form and pay the fees.

Once your online application form has been completed, the Institute, will check your details and references to confirm the Grade you will be awarded. Please ensure that details are clear and accurate. It may take as much as a working week to respond to your application if references are slower to respond. Complete the online application form here >

We offer CDP courses – click here for more information on CPD > And a range of training courses – more information on training courses here >

The most common answer to this is because we most likely don’t have the correct contact details for you. To make sure you are receiving communications for the Institute, you should check your details in your “members area” of the website (login here) or by sending an email to: admin@www.instituteofroofing.org

There are a couple of reasons you may not be getting access;

  • a) Are your fees paid up to date?
  • b) Have you changed your email address or password recently?

To check – drop an email to: admin@www.instituteofroofing.org

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