Celebrants who have successfully achieved the Level 3 Diploma in Funeral Celebrancy may apply for membership. First funeral scripts must be submitted for assessment before the date of the funeral.

Celebrants who are effectively conducting Civil Funerals and would like to be assessed for membership by virtue of their experience must submit five full presentation scripts to info@iocf.org.uk. An assessed observation of a funeral will also be arranged.

If the assessments are successful, then the applicant may apply for membership, submitting their application form along with a registration fee of £50.

Membership Fees

The annual membership fee is £276. Please note there is a £50 one-off registration fee payable on application to join the Institute.

Membership fees can be paid either annually or monthly.

Renewal of fees

All membership fees are due for renewal annually at the end of the IoCF financial year which runs from 1st August to 31st July. Reminders are sent one month before renewal is due and payment must be received within 28 days of the renewal date. New member fees are calculated to bring their members' renewal date in line with the financial year-end.

Your Next Step

If you would like to join the IoCF then please call on 01480 861411 (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9-5), or if out of hours, email info@iocf.org.uk with your contact details and a convenient time for you, and we will get in touch.