LI CMLI membership

Our Chartered Members (CMLI) are at the heart of the Landscape Institute. As qualified landscape architects and landscape professionals, their chartership with the LI is the mark of quality and excellence for the profession. It communicates to employers and clients that they can expect the highest standards of professional knowledge and quality of service.

Being chartered is a commitment to continuing your professional development, keeping you at the top of your profession. It is a public and professional declaration that you follow a Code of Professional Conduct. In a developing world, professional ethics and judgement are highly valued.

Our Chartered members 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, as part of their membership.

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.

Chartered 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 regional 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 for a committee role, such 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. Registered Practices can receive a free initial consultation and preferential rates through McParland Finn, the LI’s preferred insurance broker. Visit the dedicated LI Insurance webpage 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 landscape practice, and the innovative solutions the industry is taking to tackle them. 

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 a Chartered member, you have a voice in how your Institute is run – through voting at annual general meetings, extraordinary general meetings, and LI Elections, and through 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 enter our annual LI Awards? There are 15 professional categories for our CMLI and AMLIs to showcase their best work to the industry.

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The main route to becoming a CMLI is to join the Pathway to Chartership (P2C) as an Associate member.

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If you hold an equivalent Chartered status in another country, you can apply to join the LI as a CMLI via our Chartership Assessment Panel.

The Panel assesses applications against existing chartership status, work, academic experience, and your knowledge of UK law and practice.

Applications deadline dates for each quarter are as follows:

  • 13 November 2023
  • 23 February 2024

N.B. Fees will be pro-rated to the beginning of the previous quarter.

Download the application form and email it to us at

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Important Info

Chartered CMLI
Application Fee (Membership Admissions Panel)£50.00


The membership year runs from 1st June through to the 30th May

As a Chartered member you can use the post-nominals CMLI after your name. These set you apart as a leading professional in the industry and let others know.

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