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Membership Categories

Membership of the UK Chapter falls into six categories:

Full Member

A Full member is a fully trained Certified Infant Massage Instructor. They must be of good moral character and the assessment of moral character shall be in the absolute discretion of the Executive Board, whose decision shall be final.

Student Member

A Student Member must have attended the 4-day International Association of Infant Massage training course. On successful completion of the IAIM take home assignment, a Student Member will have the choice of becoming either a Full or Associate Member. If a student has not completed the certification process within 12 months of their initial training, an agreement must be sought from their Trainer for an extension to this period.

Friend of the IAIM

A Friend is an individual who has never attended the IAIM training course, but who wishes to support the UK Chapter and receive the newsletter.

Honorary Member

An Honorary Member is an individual - Member or non-member, CIMI or other person - that the UK Chapter has honoured for their distinguished work and/or service to the IAIM UK Chapter. Honorary Membership is conferred for life.

Associate Member

An Associate Member is an individual who is a full member of a sister Chapter, who is not practicing in the UK but wishes to support the work of the UK Chapter. Benefits of this membership include receiving Newsletters, access to the UK website Members Area, the option to attend UK Study Days and AGM. CIMIs who choose this membership waive their right to vote at the UK AGM.


An Affiliated Member is a public or charity funded organisation that has qualified CIMIs as staff and/or volunteers working to support parents to achieve the best outcome for children. Tiered membership rates apply depending on number of CIMIs the organisation employs.