BHI Membership

BHI Membership

Membership of the BHI is open to anyone with an interest in horology. There are several levels of membership available, depending on the level of professional expertise of the applicant.

Associate: anyone with an interest in horology. No special entrance requirements.

Member (MBHI): a competent and experienced horologist who may have either been awarded an acceptable horological qualification or demonstrated equivalent practical knowledge and experience.

Fellow (FBHI): a competent and experienced horologist who demonstrates excellence in general horology, or eminence in a particular practical horological specialism.

Corporate Member: a company involved in horology or a related business, which supports the work of the institute.

Trade Associate: a professional in a field closely allied to horology, eg engraver, cabinet maker, dial restorer etc. This grade is also available for small businesses.

We have recently introduced a new award - HonMBHI - which has been created to recognise long-standing and hard working BHI associates who do not qualify for upgrading through the professional horology route. Please click on this link to see the application procedure for this award.

Benefits of Membership

Trade AssociateAssociate
Monthly horological journal Yes Yes Yes
Qualified status Yes    
Eligible for membership certificate Yes Yes  
Entitled to use post-nominal Yes    
Eligible for use of armorial bearings Yes Yes  
Eligible for inclusion in the Yellow Pages corporate box Yes    
Eligible for inclusion in the Professional Register Yes Yes  
Opportunity to attend branch meetings Yes Yes Yes
Eligible for seminars Yes Yes Yes
Eligible for distance learning courses Yes Yes Yes
Opportunity to meet like-minded people Yes Yes Yes
Web site including discussion board Yes Yes Yes
Library facilities Yes Yes Yes
Research facilities Yes Yes Yes
Voting rights at AGMs and EGMs Yes Yes Yes
Access to a dedicated team of staff willing to assist Yes Yes Yes
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