ABE membership grades

ABE members

All ABE members are entitled to access the wealth of resources available in our Members Area. Here are the ABE membership types:

Student Member

Student membership is for those who are studying for an ABE qualification.

Click here to register as a student.

If you do not wish to register online download the application form below.

PDF iconNew Learner Registration Form

Associate Member (AMABE)

Associate Membership is awarded to those who have completed their Level 5 Diploma (or NQF Diploma), or who have registered directly for the Level 6 Diploma or Level 7 Diploma.  There is the option of applying for an extended five year Associate subscription at a significant discount.  Download the Associate membership form below.

PDF iconAMABE 5 Year Offer Application Form

Associate Membership is also available to non-ABE student members who may not wish to study an ABE qualification at this time but would like to use their current and previous work experience to show that they have the knowledge and expertise required to become an Associate Member.

PDF iconAMABE form for non-members

Associate Members can use the letters AMABE after their name to demonstrate their level of achievement.

Member (MABE)

The next level up is Member. This is available for Level 5 Diploma holders (or NQF Diploma holders) with four years' managerial experience, and Level 6 Diploma holders (or NQF Advanced Diploma holders) with two years' managerial experience. To apply for this upgrade, please download the application form below.  If you wish, you have the option of applying for an extended five year Member subscription at a significant discount.

PDF iconMABE and 5 Year Offer Application Form

ABE welcomes applications for this grade of membership from non-ABE student members who have at least 2 years’ experience of teaching ABE qualifications and have current or previous managerial work experience. Download the application from below:

PDF iconMABE Application Form Non Members

Members may use the letters MABE after their name in recognition of their level of achievement.

Fellow (FABE)

The highest level of membership is Fellow. To upgrade to a Fellow, a further four years (after becoming a Member) of management experience is required, plus a clear commitment to ABE. All applicants for the Fellow grade are interviewed before being recommended to the ABE Board. Download the application form below.

PDF iconFABE Application Form

Fellows are allowed to use the letters FABE after their name to show their level of achievement.

Affiliate Member

Affiliate membership is designed for those who are interested in business management issues and wish to benefit from the online information and resources offered by ABE. This is a non-professional level of membership, and joining is easy as there is no entry requirement.  Download the application form below.

PDF iconAffiliate Membership Form