How to upgrade to the next level of STEP membership

Affiliate upgrading to Associate

An Affiliate can upgrade to Associate membership when they have 120 credits or have completed one essay for the Essay Route.

Applicants upgrade by completing the Affiliate to Associate Upgrade Form (PDF 165KB)

Upgrading to TEP, Full membership via Exam Route

Applicants must have 240 credits to upgrade to TEP, Full membership via the STEP Exam Route to membership.

Applicants upgrade by completing the Upgrade to Full Membership Form (PDF 142KB) and the Professional Standards Awareness (PSA) module 

If you have completed a Diploma but do not yet have the required credits gained through experience, you are eligible to hold Associate membership.

Upgrading to TEP, Full membership via Essay Route

Applicants who have successfully completed three essays for the Essay Route are eligible to upgrade to TEP, Full membership.

Applicants upgrade by completing the Upgrade to Full Membership Form (PDF 142KB) and the Professional Standards Awareness (PSA) module 

The process

Each upgrade application to Full membership is reviewed by the Membership Committee which meets monthly. Successful applicants receive an e-mail confirming their successful admittance to Full membership.  Full Members will receive their TEP Certificate approximately four weeks after they receive their admission to Full membership of STEP.

Fees

If the annual subscription fee has been paid for the current membership year, the difference between membership categories will be due. Those upgrading to TEP will also need to pay a one-time TEP Registration Fee. Find out more about the Membership Fees

When can I use the designation TEP?

Once a Full Member has received their confirmation email from STEP, they may use the designation TEP.

Find out more about STEP Membership Categories or for any queries, email step@step.org