The Institute welcomes applications for membership from those interested in a career – or who wish to continue their development – in the transport industry. Membership grades are allocated according to each applicant’s qualifications, experience, responsibilities and achievements in the industry.
Membership is drawn from all spheres and levels of those employed in the industry from the most junior to the most senior. The Institute’s membership include operators from all transport modes including: drivers of large goods vehicles, passenger service vehicles and trains, junior administrators, transport management, airline pilots, ship's master, freight forwarders, Chief Executive Officers, training providers, university lecturers, lawyers, transport journalists and authors.
The status of grades awarded by IoTA to its membership relate to the applicant’s qualifications and consider experience, achievements and responsibilities within the industry, where the member can then have the benefits of using the experienced management skills of his peers within IoTA.
A member’s grade is determined, assessed and awarded by the membership, which, once awarded, permits the member to use letters after their name as a sign of their commitment to the highest standards of professional integrity within the transport industry.
Election to Fellow of the Institute may be granted to persons of special distinction, or eminence, who are not less than 30 years of age and who have held positions of high responsibility and I or have given distinguished service to the Institute.
Election as Member of the Institute may be granted to persons who have been Associate Member for not less than five years, or who have passed such advanced examinations in Transport Administration as the Council may approve and / or who have given such further proof as the Council may require of their fitness to hold positions of high administrative responsibility.
Associate Member (AMInstTA)
Election as Associate Member of the Institute may be granted to persons who have passed such examinations as may be approved by the Council and / or who have had transport experience on a scale considered by the Council to be adequate for not less than two years or who have given such distinguished service to the Institute which would warrant the grade of Associate Member.
Election as Associate of the Institute may be granted to persons who are engaged within the transport sector/industry, whose proven ability, expertise, and responsibilities exceed the requirements of Graduate, but do not reach the required standard for Associate Membership, or persons who are engaged in occupations not involving transport administration at the time of admission to membership but which are ancillary to the Transport Industry.
The Council is empowered to admit as Graduate, persons who are above the age of 16 and who possess such qualifications as may be decided from time to time.
The Council is empowered to admit as Student, persons who are above the age of 16 and who are registered on a recognised training scheme or schemes.
The Council is empowered to admit Honorary Members, and may determine the terms and conditions attached to admission
This concession, does not apply to unemployed or retired members.
Please click the following link to download a membership application form:
Being a Member of the Institute offers a wide range of services and benefits that not only support each member, but also those firms they either work for, or own.. . Membership will give you:
With everybody so busy these days it is not always possible to attend Centre meetings so the Institute Members Forum has been set up to give members a chance to air their views, ask questions, and keep up to date with what is going on. It is only available to the Institute membership through the Members’ Area of the website. This can only be accessed with a password obtained from the Institute Administrator.
Here members can find Institute related information which may be downloaded including the Institute Rules and Handbook. Members can also post questions or responses and have a say in, for example, responses to DfT consultation documents.