Become a Member

Become part of the vital knowledge network for rural professionals and join as a member of NZIPIM. For a graphical representation of the membership structure click here.

The membership categories offered by NZIPIM include:


To become a Member a person must a minimum academic qualification and have been employed as a Primary Industry Professional for three continuous years. Your application needs to be supported by two referees and approved by the NZIPIM Board.

Download the Member application form.

Registered Member

To become a Registered Member a person must hold Member status and be registered by the Board as defined in the Institute's Registration Policy.

To apply for registered membership status, please contact us for a registration form.


If you have a professional interest and/or provide services to the primary industry and you do not currently fulfil the 'Member' category you can apply for Associate member status.

Download the Associate member application form.


Student membership is available free of cost for students who are currently undertaking full time study toward an approved course of study at a New Zealand university or polytechnic.

If you are a NZIPIM Student Member and complete your studies, if you find employment as a rural profession immediately after you graduate, you can carry over your student membership status for up to one year after the date you completed your studies.

Please note: You must be a NZIPIM Student Member in the year prior to finding employment to be eligible to carry over your student membership status for one year.

Download the Student member application form.

Life Members and Fellow

To recognise Members outstanding leadership within the primary industry, have demonstrated excellence as a rural professional, and made a significant contribution to the Institute, the NZIPIM Board can award Life Memberships and Fellowships to Members.

A list of NZIPIM's Life Members and Fellows can be viewed on NZIPIM's Honours Board .