The grades of Honorary Fellow and Fellow shall include persons whom the Council elect to invite and transfer to these positions.

All Fellows of the Institute are expected to achieve 3 CPD Points in each year. They are also invited to apply for an IDE Membership Card which displays a photo with their name, grade and Institute registration number. This is renewed annually provided that the requisite number of CPD Points are gained.

Fellows may also apply for a platinum or PQP CSCS Card providing they satisfy the criteria.

Providing their subscriptions are paid up to date they also have full voting rights in Institute business and may stand for election to the Council of Management.