LI Associate Membership

As you continue on your professional journey in the landscape industry, you’ll need a bit of extra support. Associate membership is for those that have started out on their journey in the industry, having graduated from an LI-accredited course or joined based on academic and work experience. As an associate member, you can join the Pathway to Chartership and work towards achieving full Chartered status (CMLI).

You’ll also receive FREE access to LI Campus (excludes Premium content) and the LI’s online CPD days, plus member discounts on premium LI events and masterclasses, to help you with your learning. 

Campus was created by the Landscape Institute (LI), the UK professional body for landscape professionals, with the help and support of our sponsors. Together, we wanted to offer high-quality educational content to landscape professionals around the world. 

The Campus video library includes sessions from all of the LI’s CPD days, conferences and other events since 2016 and we have big plans to add much, much more – from us and from other leaders in the sector.  

Associate members get FREE access to Campus (excludes Premium content) so you can stay ahead with your CPD and reach your 25 hours a year with ease.

As members you’re part of a vast network of landscape professionals in a breadth of roles across the sector. You’ll be listed on our member directory containing over 5,500 listings of individuals across the industry, and can connect with others.

You can also access our extensive case studies directory for inspiration and ideas that you can incorporate into your own work, or help you find like-minded collaborators.

Our branches are at the heart of the work we do. We have 12 LI branches across the UK, plus one for international members. As a member, you can join your local branch, attend branch events, and get updates on activities in other branches. You can also vote for your local branch committee and nominate yourself as branch chair, secretary, or as a general committee member. Find out what’s going on in your area.

Keeping up to date with your own professional development and staying ahead with current practice is important for all professionals in the landscape sector. That’s why all LI members get FREE access to the LI’s online events, including CPD and other training. We hold regular webinars to keep you connected, as well as offering business and professional guidance and valuable CPD content from industry experts.

We offer discounted rates on insurance services, free legal advice and a pension scheme. If you work for a Registered Practice then let them know that they can receive a free initial consultation and preferential rates through McParland Finn, the LI’s preferred insurance broker. Visit the dedicated LI Insurancewebpage for more details. 

All LI members get exclusive access to bespoke Firestarter courses on ‘Better Business Development’, ‘Practical Business Planning’ and ‘Building a Winning Team’ . 

The quarterly Landscape Journal provides in-depth insight into the issues at the forefront of the landscape industry and the innovative solutions the industry has taken to tackle these. 

Each member receives a copy of the LI Journal and has access to a range of policies and documentation. We also offer discounts on JCLI contracts. Our resource base allows you to find out more on our technical guidance, policy statements and general publications.  

As an associate member, you have a voice in how your Institute is run – through voting at annual general meetings, extraordinary general meetings, and LI Elections, standing for elected positions, and committee membership.

We’re also in the process of revamping our ambassador scheme to support the next generation of landscape professionals. If you’re interested in being involved then get in touch. 

Why not showcase your talent to the industry by entering our open categories in the annual LI Awards?

Apply now

Whether you’ve completed an accredited qualification or are coming from an alternative route, apply today.
Applications are now processed quarterly – the next application deadline is
August 26.
Complete the form below and email your application to

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Member Panel

Check your eligibility against our requirements document to see the best route to membership for you:


Important Info

Associate subscription
P2C subscription
Pathway to Chartership registration £218.00
Pathway to Chartership annual retention £102.00
Chartership Exam £373.00


The membership year runs from 1 June to 31 May.


Associate membership applicants are required to hold an LI-accredited qualification. For a full list of qualifying courses. Find out more about courses at

If you hold a qualification from a non-accredited course you can still apply but will need to do so through our Member Panel.

In partnership with the International Association of Landscape Architects (IFLA), the LI recognises a number of international universities and courses. Check the IFLA website to see if your course and university are listed.

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