There are 2 levels of membership available. These are:

  • Associate Membership
  • Full Membership

Associate Membership
Intended for those starting out or in the early stages of their career in MWS, who currently have limited experience in the profession but are looking to progress to Full Membership within a 5 year timeframe.

Full Membership
For those who have achieved the required level of experience and expertise in MWS, including being responsible for signing formal documentation (Certificates of Approval) to put Underwriters on risk for the marine operation in question.

Ongoing Membership Fees
Full Member annual fee for one category is £115, for two categories £125, for three categories £135 and for four categories £145
Associate Member annual fee £92

Further details of the minimum qualifications and experience required to be eligible to apply can be found under the appropriate link below, along with application forms and guidance, as well as details of application fees.

SOMWS will be introducing a new online application process in the next few weeks. This will streamline the membership experience and your feedback on the process will be gratefully received. We will keep you updated on progress.

In the meantime please use the appropriate option below.