Become part of a global network of renewable energy professionals with members from organisations such as United Nations (UNDP), DNV and Iberdrola.

The REI’s Professional Membership Programme is a key part of the Institute’s mission to promote knowledge sharing and best practice within the industry. Through the programme we can continue to support you after your studies, reward professional development and aid career progression. You can find the full list of membership benefits here.

One year of membership is included in the price of any course or pathway. We also accept direct applications from renewable energy professionals and students. Find out more about direct application here.

Why join the REI Membership Programme?

Continuous professional development (CPD) is crucial in the ever changing and fast paced renewable energy industry. Professionals in the sector must constantly work to keep up to date with new technologies to remain at the forefront of their fields. Engaging with the membership programme and recording your CPD activities each year is an excellent way to demonstrate this.

Through our range of membership benefits we aim to help you with your CPD and provide a space to connect with other like-minded professionals.

Full Membership (MREI) and Master Status available

Join a global network of industry professionals

Applications open to professionals and students in the renewables sector

Record your continuous professional development

Progress your career


How to Apply for Professional membership

  • To apply for membership, download and fill out the application form here and email to along with any supporting documents (CV, Certificates etc).

  • Please note that you do not need to apply for membership if you have studied a course with the REI. You will receive instructions for claiming your certificate after completing your first exam.

Full Membership (MREI)

How to achieve and maintain Full Membership Status (MREI)

Awarded to those with a background in a relevant industry wishing to progress their skills and knowledge further

Gain Full Membership if you have one or more of the following:

  • You have completed a standalone course or Expert Consultant Certificate with the Renewable Energy Institute
  • You hold a relevant Honours or Masters Degree in a relevant subject such as renewables or engineering 
  • You can demonstrate work experience, paid or voluntary, in the renewable energy industry

Master Status

Renewable Energy Institute - Master Status

How to achieve Master Status

Awarded to those who demonstrate ongoing commitment to developing their skills and expertise

If you hold MREI Membership, you will have the opportunity to renew and progress your membership to Master status at the end of your first year upon evidence of 30 hours of CPD plus payment of the membership renewal fee (£210).

Gain Master Status automatically if:

  • You have achieved four Expert Certificates.
  • You have achieved the Accredited Master in Renewable Energy Award.

To reflect the demands and changes within the renewable energy sector, Master Status is required to be maintained each year. You must complete 30 hours of CPD Activities per year in order to retain the status. You will also be required to pay the membership renewal fee (£210) each year.

You can also get in touch via email: or call +44 (0)131 446 9479 to speak to an advisor.