Professional Membership Level

Member (MIHI)


  • Relevant qualifications achieved by examination, such as a national diploma, certificate, or degree.
  • Three years of experience in the hospitality, catering, or tourism industries, including at least two years in a position of responsibility at a professional level.


 Fellow (FIHI)


  • Fellowships are awarded to MIHIs who have been members of the IHI for a period of at least 10 years and hold a position in the industry that qualifies them for this class.


Honorary Fellow (HFIHI)


Honorary Fellows are individuals that are not members of the IHI but have been recognised by the Board as having such status in the industry as to honour them with this class.


Associate Member (AMIHI)


For those who do not yet qualify for MIHI, the IHI offers Associate Membership.

  • 18 years of age
  • Working in the hospitality, catering or tourism industries
  • Working towards MIHI with a relevant professional qualification.

*Please note, other relevant professional qualifications achieved by examination will be taken into account in to qualify for MIHI membership.


Graduate/Student Member (SMIHI)


Graduates of the hospitality sector who graduated from an IHI Academic Partner school (TU Dublin, Shannon School of Hotel Management, TUS Athlone, and TUS Limerick) qualify for one-year complimentary graduate membership.

Students of TU Dublin, Shannon School of Hotel Management, TUS Athlone, and TUS Limerick currently enrolled in hospitality programmes on a full/part-time basis.