IoLET Affiliate

The IoLET Affiliate grade is for linguists who are preparing for and/or intending to register for one of the following CIOL Qualifications professional examinations:

You must have joined CIOL as an IoLET Affiliate (or higher grade) in order to take our professional examinations.

Please read the Terms and Conditions of membership which can be found on page 6 of the Admissions Criteria.
Examination entries will not be accepted from candidates who are not CIOL members of IoLET Affiliate grade or higher.

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Why join?


Support as you prepare for your CIOL Qualifications exam

Preparation materials

Access to:

  • Examiners' Reports
  • Past and sample papers
  • Source texts (DipTrans)
  • A series of seminar documents (DipTrans) plus resources for the DPSI

Professional journal

A free digital copy of The Linguist, CIOL's professional journal issued six times a year

Professional status

You'll be part of a respected professional network of practising linguists; on completion of your IoLET qualification you can upgrade to an Associate (ACIL). IoLET graduates who meet the criteria for full Member will be eligible to upgrade to this higher level.

Continuing Professional Development

IoLET Affiliates can participate in a range of sector specific CPD events offered by CIOL and its professional divisions. IoLET Affiliates can also benefit from a wide range of CPD webinars available free of charge to CIOL members in our webinar library.


IoLET Affiliates will be eligible to join one or more of CIOL's professional divisions – Translating, Interpreting or BPG (Business, Professions and Government) which provide unique face-to-face networking events and online forums.

What does it cost?

IoLET Affiliate membership costs £26.00 for a 12 month period from the date your membership is activated.

When can I join?

You may apply at any time. Your membership will be active for 12 months. You must be in CIOL membership in order to enter for your CIOL Qualifications exam(s).

Join online today

If you are a prospective IoLET exam candidate, join online today as an IoLET Affiliate. 
Please refer to the Terms and Conditions of membership which can be found on page 6 of the Admissions Criteria.
On submission of the online application form you will be taken to the secure payments page so please have your debit/credit card ready.

If you are already a CIOL member in another grade, you can apply for a CIOL qualification quoting your existing CIOL membership number (excludes Student Affiliates).


Please read our IoLET Affiliate FAQs