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