Grades of Membership

Member (MIHI)

Full membership is open to applicants who:

1. Possess relevant qualifications achieved by examination, such as:

Relevant National Diploma/Certificate

Relevant Degree with or without postgraduate qualification


2. Have at least three years’ experience in one or more sectors of the Hotel, Catering, Tourism, Hospitality Industries, including at least 2 years in a position of responsibility at a professional level.


3. In the absence of formal qualifications, the applicant must have demonstrated professional knowledge and experience, or in exceptional cases, by the submission of a written paper which meets the criteria laid down by the panel of assessors, so appointed for the purpose by the Council. 

Fellow (FIHI)

Refer to IHI criteria based on Fellowship.

Honorary Fellow (HFIHI)

Refer to IHI for criteria based on Honorary Fellowship.

Associate Member (AMIHI)

Provided for those who do not yet qualify for Full Membership, the IHI offers Associate Membership.
Associate Members must be at least 18 years of age, be working in a Hotel, Catering, Tourism & Leisure sector and have achieved or be working towards a relevant professional qualification.

Other relevant Professional/Vocational Qualifications achieved by examination will be taken into account in assessing the Membership.

Graduate/Student Member (SMIHI)

The Institute welcomes and seeks to attract applications from Graduates/Students, who will normally be registered on a full/part-time basis for one of the Tourism related qualifications noted under the full Membership or Associate Membership.