Full Member - Renewal
Full Membership - New
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Applicants qualifying outside the Republic of Ireland
Full Member - Renewal Application
This form should be used by current INDI members who are renewing their INDI membership, who are not renewing online. Renew online here.
If you have allowed your membership to lapse for more than 2 years please see the Lapsed Member section below.
Full Membership - New Application
A new member is anyone who is applying for first time, non-student, full membership of the INDI. Applicants are required to include proof of their qualifications and other documentation to support their application to the INDI. Applicants fill in FORM 1 below and return it to the INDI office.
Applications for new membership are processed by the Membership Committee sub-committee. The membership application committee (through SMT) has absolute discretion in determining whether to accept or reject an application for membership.
For applicants qualifying outside of the Republic of Ireland please see the information below.
Please Note: that the membership subcommittee is a voluntary committee and while every effort is made to process applications within 4 weeks of receipt, this is not always possible due to the large volume of forms received at peak times.
A lapsed member is any person who is re-applying for membership after a lapse of 2 years or more. Please fill in FORM 1 below and return it to the INDI office.
Please Note: FORM 2 is only for current members who are renewing.
Lapsed members who have not been an INDI member within the last 7 years need to resend proof of their qualifications and other documentation i.e. the same as if you were applying for the first time.
Transition membership is available to graduates from a recognised dietetic course (Ire/ UK/ NI). Graduates can apply for Transition Membership as soon as they qualify in June/July of that year and their membership will be valid up to 31st October of the following year at which time they will have to apply for full membership.
Transition membership provides the benefits of full membership including full professional indemnity at a reduced rate to individuals during their first year of work.
Please fill in FORM 1 below and return it to the INDI office.
Please Note: final year students should wait until they have received their exam results before sending them in with FORM 1.
This category of membership is only available to students undertaking an undergraduate course in Nutrition and Dietetics, or postgraduate students undertaking a recognised postgraduate course in Nutrition and Dietetics, or Dietetics. Other postgraduate students (i.e. qualified dietitians undertaking further study) who wish to continue INDI membership must pay the appropriate fee as a full member. To apply for student membership please complete FORM 3 below. Student members do not have professional indemnity insurance.
Student membership entitles you to:
- Attend all INDI meetings including the Annual Study Day and the AGM.
- It may entitle you to attend other meetings that INDI members are invited to, for example those run by commercial companies and scientific bodies.
- Receive the newsletter INDI Matters which is published bimonthly.
- Receive a variety of other literature which is distributed via the INDI from commercial companies and scientific bodies.
- The INDI represents the professional interests of all members including student members.
As a student member you are not entitled to:
- Vote in any elections or on any other issues either by post or at meetings.
- Propose or second any person for membership of the INDI.
- Student members do not have Professional Indemnity cover.
Please Note: All students must be proposed and seconded by a College Lecturer and another member of the INDI.
If you are applying from the UK a letter from your course tutor is required. This letter should verify that you are undertaking a course in Nutrition and Dietetics leading to eligibility for HPC registration.
Applications for new membership are processed by the Membership Committee. The membership application committee (through SMT) has absolute discretion in determining whether to accept or reject an application for membership.
This membership category is only available to dietitians who are no longer working in any field because they are retired or unsalaried (e.g. unemployed or working as a caregiver). If an individual is employed in any way, even if it is outside the dietetic profession, they must join as a Full Member or an Overseas Member as applicable.
Please Note: Retired/unsalaried members do not have professional indemnity insurance.
Complete FORM 1 if applying as a new or lapsed member and FORM 2 if renewing membership - choose the appropriate membership category on the relevant form.
This membership category is available to individuals who are living/employed outside of the Republic of Ireland for the full duration of the INDI year (i.e. 1st November to 31st October). To apply for first time overseas membership please complete FORM 1 if applying for new or lapsed membership and FORM 2 if renewing membership. Choose the appropriate membership category on the relevant form and specify that your contact details are overseas.
Please Note: Overseas members not have professional indemnity insurance.
Private Practice Lists
For dietitians who wish to advertise their service in the Find A Dietitian section, who are not renewing online. This needs to be submitted together with FORM 1 or FORM 2.
Have you changed your Membership Details?
Have you moved house, moved job, or changed your name (after marriage) recently? If so, please note that you can update your personal details on the website at anytime during the year by loging into "My Details" section in the Membership Section on the website. Contact the INDI Office if you have forgotten your username.
NB: if you are changing your email address at any time during the year, you MUST notify the INDI office directly at email@example.com
Applicants qualifying outside of the Republic of Ireland
All persons who received their professional qualification outside of the Republic of Ireland must have their qualifications validated by CORU - the Health and Social Care Professionals Regulator for Ireland. Please see the CORU website.
A copy of this validation letter must accompany your application form together with copies of your qualifications.
All applicants should be proposed and seconded by paid-up members of the INDI. If a new applicant is not known to INDI members letters of reference from two previous employers are required instead. The employment must have been in the field of Nutrition and Dietetics. In the case of newly qualified dietitians letters of reference should be from a College Lecturer and your Clinical Hospital Training co-ordinator.
Procedure for an ADA Member to become an INDI member as per Reciprocity Agreement
- CORU must validate qualifications of dietitians who qualified outside the Republic of Ireland. This is essential to practice in Ireland and is a separate issue from INDI membership. See above for more on validation.
- Once this process had taken place you will need to send a copy of the validation letter, proof of State Registration from the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), proof of current membership of the ADA and 2 references and a completed INDI membership form.
- Only ADA members who have completed their training in the USA are eligible for the reciprocity agreement. INDI has a reciprocal agreement with the American Dietetic Association which only applies to graduates of the BSc. Human Nutrition and Dietetics course from the Dublin Institute of Technology and Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. ADA members see section below for more information.
- Practicing membership fee includes professional indemnity cover. However the policy does not extend to cover INDI members working in the USA or Canada.