Associate Membership

Welcome. You can find all the documents that make up the associate membership pack below.

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As you will see, applying for associate membership is an involved process and we would urge you to read the guidelines/qualifications requirements documents carefully. We will do our best to assist you in completing the application process with the support of SOMWS committee members.

Please note that the associate membership application fee is £50. This is a non refundable fee in the event your application for membership is unsuccessful. This fee covers our screening costs including the use of third parties to verify your qualifications/academic degrees held.

If you are successful, the Associate Member annual fee is £92.

The easiest way of paying the fee is via PayPal to If for any reason you cannot pay by PayPal, please email us at the same address, or use the contact form below, and request our bank details so that you can pay electronically. Unfortunately we are unable to take card payments over the phone.