GRADE OF MEMBERSHIP

The five categories of CIHTM membership (Student, Associate, Full, Fellow and Affiliate) reflect different levels of experience and qualifications, and every category entitles you to the full range of CIHTM benefits, services and activities.

STUDENT

Student members pay a reduced membership subscription fee and gain the full range of CIHTM membership benefits.

This category of membership is for members working towards one of the following:
  • Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Tourism and Management.
  • Level 4 Foundation Diploma in Hospitality Tourism and Management.
  • Level 3 Certificate in Hospitality Tourism and Management.
  • International Certificate and Advanced Certificate
  • level 3 in Hospitality and Tourism
  • CIHTM accredited first degree.
GRADUATE MEMBER

Graduate members pay a reduced membership subscription fee and gain the full range of CIHTM membership benefits. This category of membership is open to the fresh graduate of University and Polytechnic or Youth Corpers [NYSC]:

This category of membership is for members working towards one of the following:
  • Level 5 Higher Diploma in hospitality tourism and management
  • CIHTM Personal Development Plan (PDP)
  • An accredited graduate programme
  • Level 4 in Hospitality and Tourism or if you have completed
  • level 3 in Hospitality and Tourism
  • Level 5 (‘Diploma in Hospitality Tourism and Management
ASSOCIATE [ACIHTM]

Associate members pay a reduced membership subscription fee and gain the full range of CIHTM membership benefits. This category of membership is open to those working towards one of the following:

This category of membership is for members working towards one of the following:
  • Level 6 Graduate Diploma in hospitality tourism and management
  • CIHTM Personal Development Plan (PDP)
  • An accredited graduate programme
  • Level 4 in Hospitality and Tourism or if you have completed
  • Level 5 (‘Diploma in Hospitality Tourism and Management
FULL MEMBER

Full Member (MCIHTM) Full membership allows members to use the letters MCIHTM after their name. They are also entitled to vote at CIHTM General Meetings and in elections to the Council.

This category of membership is for members working towards one of the following:
  • CIHTM Graduate Diploma or Level 6 Graduate Diploma
  • Degree accredited by CIHTM
  • level 4 in Hospitality Tourism and Management, with an appropriate level of experience
  • CIHTM Personal Development Programme (PDP).
  • Level 5 (‘Diploma in Hospitality Tourism and Management
  • To become MCIHTM, members must have three years’ relevant experience in a position of responsibility in hospitality and tourism.

    FELLOW

  • Fellow (FCIHTM) This is the most senior grade of membership and an honor conferred on existing members of CIHTM who have demonstrated a high level of achievement in hospitality tourism and management. Fellows can use the letters FCIHTM after their name, and can also vote at CIHTM General Meetings and in elections to the Council.
Grade Designatory Letters Basic Definition of Grade
Student (none) One who is studying for an CIHTM qualification but who, ordinarily, may or may not have employment experience within the Industry
Affiliate (none) One who is employed within the, but whose employment experience is not, as yet, sufficient for admission to Licentiate or higher status within the Institute.
Licentiate LCIHTM One who is employed and who has a minimum of 2 years’ approved experience* within the industry.
Graduate GCIHTM One who is a fresh graduate with B.Sc., HND, Higher Diploma in various fields.
Associate ACIHTM One who is employed and who has a minimum of 4 years’ approved experience* in the Tourism Industry.
Member ACIHTM One who is employed and who has a minimum of 4 years’ approved experience* in the Tourism Industry.
Fellow FCIHTM Awarded selectively by CIHTM’s Council to one who has made a significant contribution to the Institute or to the Tourism Industry in general.
Honorary HCIHTM Awarded selectively by CIHTM’s Council to one who has made a significant contribution to the Institute or to the Tourism Industry in general.