Become a Member

Become an IBD Member



The IBD is on an exciting journey towards organisational and digital transformation. The result of this will be much more effective and efficient customer service delivery on a worldwide basis covering membership and subscriptions, event management and qualifications. The new IBD website will provide a much enhanced online experience, with improved functionality (e.g. for event booking) and with a completely consistent look and feel across all areas of the web site. 


 As a result,  our booking, payment and registration systems will be closed from 18th June until the new system goes live at the end of the month.  This is to ensure the integrity of the data and content that we migrate over to the new system.  During this period, you may contact us via email to make any updates to your member record or to send us an offline exam or training booking form, although we will hold the processing of these over until the new system is live.  It may be quicker and simpler for you to wait until the system is live when you will be able to make your booking online to receive immediate confirmation- remember that the early bird booking for November exams remains open until 31st July and the final deadline for exam and revision course booking is 1st September so there will be plenty of time after the new system goes live.  


We look forward to introducing you to the new system when it goes live- we will announce this via email and social media as soon as it happens! You can follow the IBD on Twitter @IBDHQ and Facebook In the meantime, if you have any questions or need any additional information please contact the Customer Experience team on




We are delighted that you wish to become a member of the IBD.

If you have already set up your Web Account or are logged in, please choose from the membership plans below. If you are yet to do so, you will need to register below before you can apply for membership.

Alternatively you can download a membership application form to be completed by hand by clicking here.



Register for a Web Account

If you have not already done so you will need to set up a Web Account before you can select one of the membership plans below.

Apply for 2019 Standard Membership

Available to individuals associated with the scientific and technical aspects of brewing, fermentation, distillation and related/allied industries.


Apply for 2019 Student Membership

For those in full time academic study associated with the brewing, fermentation and distilling industries. Applicants must be able verify their full time student status from their college or university (not the IBD).