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Membership and fees

Membership options and fee structures

Subscriptions are based on a member company’s area of operation in a country or region and associated with an address (ie. an office). Member companies are invited to choose which countries and regions they wish to be attached to.

The definition of our membership regions is available here: Membership Region Definitions


1. Membership of one country Chapter


2. Membership of one region and any of its associated country Chapters.


3. Global membership (all regions and associated country Chapters.


Recognition for member companies will be as follows (respectively):

1. Identified as a member of that country (only)
2. Identified as a member of that region and of individual countries within that region
3. Identified as a global operator.

Here are some examples:

  • ABC Company Ltd – UK based only, delivering services only in UK.


  • DEF Company Ltd – UK based with ability to deliver across EMEA. Region = EMEA.


  • FGH Company Ltd: UK based with ability to deliver across EMEA, plus Singapore secondary with ability to deliver in Singapore but not wider Asia market.


  • RST Company Ltd – UK based with ability to deliver across EMEA plus, Singapore secondary with ability to deliver across Asia. Regions = EMEA & Asia.


  • XYZ Company Ltd – operations in UK, Germany, Spain, USA, Singapore & Australia. Region = global.


Existing Members can add Chapter membership to their subscription at any time during their membership and the additional membership fee will be pro-rated to co-term with the company’s annual membership renewal date.

There is a GBP750 application fee for company membership.  This includes all support and liaison with CREST regarding the application.  The fee will cover your application to all disciplines chosen.  There is no discount for applying for only one membership discipline.

For existing member companies, an administration fee of GBP500 will be payable for the addition of disciplines after the original application.  If multiple disciplines are submitted within two weeks of the initial application, no additional fee will be payable.

We reserve the right to conduct a full assessment every three years requiring a full re-submission of all documents.  If called for, there will be an assessment fee of GBP750 for this.

Please note that VAT will be applied, where applicable, to all fees.

Additional Fees for certain disciplines:

•  SOC Accreditation: Plus travel expenses.  These can be provided in advance, so please ask when applying.


• VA Accreditation:


Fees cover the technical assessment once the application stage has been approved. This must be completed to complete membership.

Applying for CREST company membership. If you wish to become a member company please register your interest by emailing [email protected].

Annual Renewal
Membership must be renewed on an annual basis.  Your point of contact will be sent a renewal reminder by email at least two months’ in advance of the renewal date.

You will be asked to complete your renewal on the Membership Portal.  You will have to complete the renewal form and supply the supporting documentation requested, as well as re-signing our Code of Conduct.

The renewal looks at some key areas of membership including:

  • General company details
    • Company insurance
    • Quality policies and procedures
    • Information Security policies and procedures
    • Complaint handling
    • Client contract management
    • Details of Certified individuals

We carry out a thorough review of your renewal based on the information provided.  We reserve the right to carry out an onsite audit of your company against the CREST standards.  Once approved, the annual membership fee will be payable.

There are no administration fees payable for annual renewal of your membership.

At any time, members can upgrade their membership – whether this is adding office locations or the addition of Countries or Regions. Any additional fees are pro-rated to co-term with the dates of the original membership