Identifying Members and Fellows of the ISTC
Anyone with an interest in technical communication can join the ISTC as an associate, but to join at other grades requires some evidence to support an application.
In particular, Members and Fellows must (as a minimum):
- Explain how their experience meets the requirements for the grade
- Provide an up-to-date CV for review by the membership committee
- Agree to maintain their professional knowledge (and in the case of Fellows, comply with a CPD Framework that provides evidence of their learning, whether formal or informal)
Letters after their name
Fellows of the ISTC are entitled to use the letters FISTC after their names; Members are entitled to use the letters MISTC. These normally follow any post-nominals relating to education. For example:
- Mary Brown BSc MISTC
- John Smith FISTC
Using logos on stationery, websites and in email signatures
As evidence is reviewed before accepting an application for the Member or Fellow grades, the ISTC enables members at those grades to use the appropriate logo to display their continuing commitment.