Membership of Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers
The Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers is the leading professional body for Securities & Investment practitioners. About 2,000 members currently benefit from our professiona programme of events, with continuing professional development (CPD), at the heart of the Institute's values and policies.
There are five categories of CIS membership. These are Student,
Graduate, Associate, Honorary Fellow and Fellow.
Student membership is the entry level position for individuals who want to be
stockbrokers and are undertaking CIS qualifications. Student membership
confers eligibility to sit the CIS exam. Student members cannot hold
office or vote in the Council election.
Graduates are individual students who have successfully completed
our examinations or equivalent but have not satisfied the conditions
for admission as associates into the full membership grade of the
While Graduates may participate in some
activities of the Institute, they cannot not hold office or vote
in the Council election. Graduates are not entitled to use any
Associates are the first level of full members who are authorised to
use the designatory letter of ACS which stands for Associate of the Chartered
Institute of Stockbrokers.
Associate membership is granted to individuals who have completed
our examinations or equivalent and have at least three years relevant
experience in the financial services industry, one of which must
be after completing the examinations.
Honorary Fellows ( FCS(Hon.))
Individuals who, in the opinion of the Council of the Institute,
have distinguished themselves and made immense contributions to
the profession of the securities and investment industry may be
awarded Honorary Fellowship status.
Fellowship status is our highest category of membership. Associates of
at least five years standing may be elected as Fellows, subject to other
requirements for Fellowship determined from time to time by the Council.