Membership of the Institute is open to all persons over 21 years old with a recognized pass or honours degree in chemistry or equivalent academics qualification in chemistry or a specialized discipline associated with chemistry and the requisite practical experience.

Membership of the Institute shall be one of three grades namely Fellow, Member and Licentiate are entitled to use the initials FMIC, MMIC or LMIC respectively after their names.

Fellow – FMIC
Member – MMIC
Licentiate – LMIC


IKM Membership examination will be held in October/November yearly. The closing date to sit for the examination is 31 May or when all the places are filled up whichever is earlier. The application form, a copy of the examination syllabus and regulations can be obtained from the Institute.

The following persons are qualified to sit for the final examinations, namely, pass degree graduates, with a pass in chemistry, from a University not recognized by the government; and persons who possess the Higher School Certificate or equivalent qualification and have undertaken a course or courses equivalent to the syllabus of the Institute for Part I of the final examinations.