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Applicants for membership typically join directly through the affiliated IBS Region where they live and/or work.

New members are encouraged to join through an appropriate Region. This is so that members may engage with others in the community, and advance professionally and socially by sharing local knowledge and experiences. In the case of at-large applicants, the IBS Executive Director has approval authority.

Applicants for membership who are not located within an affiliated IBS Region may join directly as a Member at Large.

Applicants may only apply directly with the IBS if there is no Region covering the geographic area in which they reside. Even in these cases, application through a Region is highly encouraged, and offers local and regional benefits that are often exclusive to that Region. Region applicants for each class of membership shall be approved by the appropriate Regional Secretary or equivalent. 

Regarding Application Fees for Applicants residing in Lower-and-middle-income (LMIC) countries:

To encourage membership within lower and middle-income countries, a reduced fee structure has been established for applicants in these countries.

For more information on IBS memberships and fees, visit the Membership Fees and Renewals page. Or click on the appropriate button to the right to begin the application process. 

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