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Please complete the appropriate online application form (Individual or Company) before submitting payment.

Payment can be made by cheque or money order drawn on a UK bank and in GBP or US dollars.
Cheques/money orders should be made payable to ‘INSTITUTE OF MUNITIONS CLEARANCE AND SEARCH ENGINEERS’.

Payment can also be made direct into our account or by standing order. Please ask for details.

 

NOTES ON MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM COMPLETION

1. Experience Categories:
Practitioner – Management; Technician.
Equipment Specialist – Manufacturer; Marketing; Procurement.
Academic – Research & Development; Theoretical Study.
Enabler – Sponsor; Training; Emergency Planning; Support Services.

2. Training:
a) Humanitarian Demining.
b) Countermine Land.
c) Countermine Sea.
d) Explosive Ordnance Clearance.
e) Conventional Munition Disposal.
f) Improvised Explosive Device Disposal.
g) Biological and Chemical Munition Disposal.
h) Specialist Search:- Protective; Resource Denial; Bomb Search.
i) Search/detection dogs.
j) Quality assurance.
k) Demilitarisation.
l) Weapons Inspection.
m) Threat Awareness.
n) Support Services:-
Logistics; Medical; IT/Communications; Survey; Insurance.

Organisations running currently accredited training are: in the UK- DEODS, CTSW, ASA, DAC, MPDTE, and in USA – NAVSCHOL (EOD). Applications for course accreditation may be made in writing to the Chairman of the Professional Development Committee.

3. Formal Training relates to disciplines 2a) to 2n) above and successfully completed by the applicant. To qualify as formally trained, an individual must complete a minimum of either two courses of more than 5 but less than 16 working days, or one course of more than 16 working days.

4. Associate Membership. This is the entry level for individuals who are engaged in munition clearance as Practitioner, Academic, Equipment Specialist or Enabler but who have not yet qualified by virtue of formal training and/or practical experience for full membership. Associate members may use the post nominals AMIMCSE.

5. Full Membership. This is open to Associate Members once they achieve minimum age (25 years) and/or formal training and/or practical experience criteria.

6. Full Membership will also be awarded to individuals who:
Practitioner – successfully complete formal training (see 3. above) and a minimum of 3 years practical experience in one or more disciplines (listed in 1. above) — OR — successfully complete a minimum of 5 years practical experience in one or more disciplines (listed in 1. above).
Academic – hold a degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate technical subject plus 3 years practical experience of that subject — OR — have a minimum of 5 years practical experience in an appropriate technical subject to include research papers or articles published in appropriate journals.
Equipment Specialist – successfully complete appropriate formal training — OR — hold an appropriate degree (or equivalent) and a minimum of 3 years practical experience with munition clearance related equipment — OR — have a minimum of 5 years practical experience with munition clearance related equipments.
Enabler – successfully complete appropriate formal training — OR — hold an appropriate degree (or equivalent) and a minimum of 3 years experience — OR — have a minimum of 5 years practical experience with munition clearance enabling activities.

Members may use the post nominals MIMCSE.

Qualifications/experience from the categories Practitioner, Academic, Equipment Specialist, Enabler cannot be aggregated.

7. Affiliate Membership is available to those who have an appropriate interest in munition clearance but who do not fulfil Membership or Associate Membership criteria.

8. Student Membership is available to individuals of not less than 18 years of age who are either following a course of study or undertaking training in munition clearance.

9. Company Affiliate Membership is available to any company. organisation or sole trader which has an appropriate interest in munition clearance but which does not fulfil Company Membership criteria.

10. Company Membership is available to any company, organisation or sole trader engaged in the application of munition clearance equipment, technology or skills. Company applications should include:
: a full set of company literature
: a copy of company registration certificate
: a list of representative customers within the munition clearance community
: details of NATO codified products. a copy of quality assurance registration
certificates

11. Individuals applying for any category of membership should seek endorsement from a nominee who must be a member of the IMCSE. Companies, organisations and sole traders applying for any category of membership should seek endorsement by a nominee who must be either a Company Member or an Individual member of the IMCSE.

12. If a nominee is not available, then 2 referees are required. A referee is a person of standing in the community who has known the applicant for a minimum of 5 years and to whom the IMCSE may refer to confirm the applicants suitability as a member of the institute. All applicants are required to fill in the details of a referee, but only those that do not have a nominee need to have their referee sign the declaration.

13. Applications may take up to 8 weeks to process.