Benefits of Membership
Membership brings with it professional membership recognition and a wide range of support services that will aid your development
The IRRV is the largest professional institution operating in the field of revenues, benefits and valuation. Every year, hundreds of students sit IRRV examinations. Those who are successful will join the thousands of IRRV-qualified professionals currently working in local authorities and public and private sector valuation.
Nominal Letters: Membership gives you the opportunity to gain professional recognition within your industry through post nominal letters: ‘FIRRV’ for Fellow members, ‘IRRV’ (Hons) for Honours Members, ‘IRRV (Dip)’ for Diploma Members, ‘IRRV’ for Corporate Members and ‘Tech IRRV’ for Technician Members. (Note: only current members of the Institute are eligible to quote these letters).
Journals: Members receive our own magazine, Insight, packed with interesting features, faculty reviews, current news, book reviews and letters. Additionally, members receive our quarterly journal ‘Valuer’, devoted to valuation and all its aspects. The magazines are available either electronically or in hard copy.
Conferences and Professional meetings: The IRRV provides high quality conferences and professional meetings for people involved in local government taxation, benefits and public and private sector valuation. Members receive discounts at all events.
Faculties: Benefits, Revenues and Valuation faculties provide specialised support for practitioners working in their respective fields.
Associations and Networks: The Institute’s associations are active throughout the UK. The associations organise programmes of professional and social activities that take place regionally and provide the opportunity for members to become more involved in the work of the Institute at a local level.
Member Directory: Members are included in the Member Directory which is published annually.
Member Website: Full access to the Members’ Area with its CPD portal and specialist magazine library.
Technical Enquiry Service: Members receive access to the Technical Enquiry Service.
CPD: Use the interactive online Continuing Professional Development (CPD) system to plan and monitor your learning and development.
Information Services: The Institute keeps its members informed of current issues and provides opportunities for further professional and personal development and the sharing of best practice.
Career Development: From starting out to gaining promotions, taking a career break or changing direction and planning for retirement, membership ensures that you are part of a thriving support network.
Certificate: Fellow, Honours, Diploma, Corporate, and Technician Members receive a certificate of membership.
What our members think
Having studied for the various levels of IRRV qualification in order to obtain the full IRRV Honours membership I cannot recommend it highly enough. Through being a member of the IRRV and studying all three levels I have gained a vast amount of knowledge, grown in confidence and as a result have progressed in my career. I had to work extremely hard to make the time to study and revise for the various examinations, but I can honestly say that it was well worth the commitment and I would encourage fellow professionals to consider studying if they have not done so already.
The institute offers a wide range of resources in addition to the qualifications and study to support those working in Revenues, Benefits and Valuation; this includes professional development, access to a wide network of fellow professionals, discounts on publications, conferences and regional associations that hold local events.
I regularly attend various conferences and events held by the IRRV which I find to be extremely beneficial for keeping up to date with developments in the field and building a network of contacts.In times of austerity with the impacts of local government spending cuts affecting many local authorities it is becoming increasingly difficult to secure training budgets and funds for membership of professional bodies; however membership of the IRRV continues to prove itself to be invaluable.
Sarah Kingston IRRV Hons
Revenue Services Manager
Bracknell Forest Council