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Membership Criteria

NZIGE membership has a range of criteria as follows:

3.1 The Institution shall consist of the following classes of members:

(i) Life Fellow
(ii) Fellow
(iii) Members
Who shall be known as and are
hereinafter sometimes referred
as Corporate Members.

and

(iv) Honorary Fellow
(v) Graduate
(vi) Associate
(vii) Student
Who shall be known as and are
hereinafter sometimes referred
as Non-Corporate Members.

3.2 Abbreviated Titles:

Members of any class who wish to designate themselves otherwise than in full as belonging to the Institution shall use one of the following abbreviations only:

Life Fellow
Honorary Fellow
Fellow
Member
Associate
Graduate
Student
Life F. NZIGE
Hon F. NZIGE
F. NZIGE
M. NZIGE
Assoc. NZIGE
Grad. NZIGE
Stud. NZIGE

3.3 Qualifications for Membership:

(i) Life Fellow
A Life Fellow shall be a person who has retired from active participation in the affairs of the Institution and who has given outstanding service to the Institution and who the Institution desires to honour. Life Fellowship shall be conferred upon any past President of the Institution who retires from the gas industry.


(ii) Honorary Fellow

An Honorary Fellow shall be a person, who is distinguished by work in engineering, science or otherwise, whom the Institution desires to honour.


(iii) Fellow

Every candidate for election or transfer to the class of Fellow shall:
a) have been a Member of the Institution for at least five years, or for such shorter period as the Council may in any particular case decide, and
b) is recognised as having high standing in the gas industry, and
c) have been engaged in a senior position of responsibility in the gas industry, and
d) have given service to the profession or to the Institution, or have contributed to the objects of the Institution.


(iv) Member

Every candidate for election or transfer to the class of Member shall satisfy one of the following:
a) hold a suitable degree in engineering, science or technology or equivalent academic qualification as may be approved by the Council, have relevant experience of at least three years, and be currently engaged in a position of responsibility in the gas industry, or
b) have attained the standard of education and undergone training and received experience in an appropriate field which satisfies the requirements of a Registered Engineering Associate, and be currently engaged in a position of responsibility in the gas industry, or
c) have at least ten years relevant experience, and be operating at a level equivalent to a professional engineer/technologist, and be currently engaged in a position of responsibility in the gas industry.


(v) Associate

Any person interested in the objects of the Institution may apply to become an Associate unless they qualify for another membership class.


(vi) Graduate

Every candidate for election or transfer to the class of Graduate shall:
a) have attained the age of 21 years, and
b) hold a suitable degree in engineering, science or technology or a technician's qualification as may be approved by the Council, and
be receiving training and experience within the gas industry.


(vii) Student

Every candidate for election or transfer to the class of Student shall:
a) be studying towards a qualification recognised for Graduate membership of the Institution, and
b) undertake to apply to transfer to the class of Graduate upon becoming eligible.