Membership

Membership Categories

The categories of membership consist of Honorary Fellow, Fellow, Professional Member, Associate Member, Student Member, Retired Member and Corporate Member.

Honorary Fellows shall be persons nominated by the Council in recognition of their exceptional and meritorious service to the profession.

Fellows shall be nominated among Professional Members and elected by the Council. A Fellow shall normally be a Professional Member of the Institute for not less than fifteen years and shall have demonstrated significant contribution to the field of architectural conservation.

Professional Members shall possess (i) a relevant postgraduate or undergraduate degree in architectural conservation or preservation, and (ii) have a minimum of two years full-time equivalent of professional architectural conservation experience recognized by the Council. Candidates who are unable to satisfy the above requirements may apply for Professional Membership through a dispensation route in accordance with the requirements set out by the Council (see the Guidelines for the Dispensation Route for Professional Membership).

Associate Members shall have graduated from an academic programme in architectural conservation or preservation that is recognized by the Council, or be full professionals of another discipline and possess professional experience in architectural conservation as recognized by the Council.

Student Members shall be registered students of full-time or part-time studies in architectural conservation or preservation in an academic programme recognized by the Council.

Retired members shall be Professional Members retired from active employment and in good standing with the Institute at the time of their application for this category of membership.

Corporate Members shall be Hong Kong or overseas-based government agencies, non-governmental organizations, or registered private companies engaging in architectural conservation practice in Hong Kong, and shall have at least one Professional Member of a Fellow of the Institute as full-time staff.

Fee and Subscription

Application and Subscription Fees with effect from 1 October 2015 (subject to change without further notice)

Membership

Application Fee

Annual Subscription Fee

Fellow

N/A

HK$ 1,500

Professional Member

HK$ 900

HK$ 1,200

Associate Member

HK$ 600

HK$ 900

Student Member

N/A

HK$ 150

Retired Member

N/A

HK$ 600

Corporate Member

HK$ 3,600

HK$ 4,500

NOTES TO APPLICANTS

  • Applications are welcomed throughout the year.
  • Only completed applications will be deliberated by the HKICON Council and any missing information may result in delays in processing.
  • For professional membership application, candidates who have acquired part-time, partial or intermitting experience should critically evaluate their work experience and express this experience in terms of "full-time equivalent". The onus is on the applicant. All experiences quoted will be cross-checked against their employer(s)' corroboration statement(s).
  • Memberships will be offered to successful applicants at the beginning of each quarter. The validity of the offer is three months, after which the offer will lapse and a new application would need to be submitted.
  • Prospective candidates need not make any payments upfront.
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