Member (MRINA)

Membership as a Member is for those who are ready to have their professional experience recognised as a professional qualification.

The Member (MRINA) designation demonstrates you are professionally qualified and have achieved the highest standard of professional competence and integrity. It shows you have significant experience in the industry and is internationally recognised proof of your technical excellence.

As a Member, we’ll support you with Continuing Professional Development opportunities so you can keep up to date with the latest developments, improve your skills and maintain your status as a highly competent professional. We’ll also help you apply for Professional Registration with the Engineering Council.

Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to get involved with mentoring and outreach, so you can help nurture the next generation of naval architects and maritime engineers.

RINA Students & Graduate Memberships

Naval architects have a responsibility to advance the art and science of ship, boat and yacht design. We are only limited by our imagination. 

Are you eligible for Membership (MRINA)?

  • You must hold an approved diploma or degree in a subject relevant to the design, construction, maintenance and operation of marine vessels and structures.
  • Be at least four years from your graduation date.


  • Have experience in lieu of the required formal academic qualification and have achieved a satisfactory standard of professional competence.

How do I apply or upgrade my membership to MRINA?

We want to make your career journey and the path to Professional Registration and beyond as easy as possible.

  1. Ensure you meet the criteria listed above. Please contact our Membership Team if you aren’t sure.
  2. Candidates should normally be proposed by two members who are Fellows, Members or Associates, and to whom the candidate is personally known.
  3. Complete your Professional Review Report.
  4. Certified copies of your degree certificates.
  5. Fill out the Member application form.


Any document must be certified by a professional person or someone well-respected in the community (of good standing) the following professionals may offer this service.

Please note: RINA does not require ‘official’ government certification through an external third-party service:

  • RINA Member (MRINA), RINA Fellow (FRINA) or Chartered Member of another Profession Engineering Institute
  • A registered Engineering Council (UK) Chartered CEng
  • Lawyer
  • Accountant
  • Manager/Director of a bank or regulated financial institution
  • A Public Notary (i.e. a commissioner of Oaths)
  • Family Doctor
  • A serving Police Officer
  • British Embassy Official


The person must not be

  • Living at the same address
  • Related to you
  • In a relationship with you


The person providing the certification should complete the following in English on each supporting document:


  • “I certify this is a true copy of the original document as seen by me”
  • Clearly state in CAPITAL letters, name, position, address and telephone number of the company/firm/practice or employer
  • Sign, and date

A certifier should not certify a document in a language other than English unless they can be sure that the original and the copy are identical.

Professional Registration

As a Member, you can apply for Professional Registration with the Engineering Council. Depending on your experience and academic qualifications, you can become an Engineering Technician (EngTect), Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng).

Professional Registration is global recognition of your professional competence and technical excellence.

What are the membership benefits?

We’ve got some great tools and resources to aid your career development. We’re also constantly finding ways to update and improve benefits, so you can get the most out of your membership.

  • Professional Registration – Get global recognition of your professional competence and technical excellence. Find out more.
  • Designation – As a RINA member, you’re entitled to use a designation specific to your membership class (AMRINA, MRINA, FRINA). It’s a great shorthand that shows your skills and experience have been confirmed by the industry’s governing body.
  • Publications – Free access to our range of world-renowned magazines and journals. Including RINA’s flagship magazine The Naval Architect. Check out the full range.
  • Resource library – A one-stop shop for journals, published and unpublished papers, reports, videos and technical presentations. You’ll also have access to our catalogue of Technical Papers and the chance to view rare and historic books from The Denny Library at Institution HQ.
  • Events – Join online and in-person lectures, presentations, seminars and workshops from world-leading professionals in the industry. View the events programme.
  • Scholarships and awards – Get support and recognition for your academic and professional achievements with one of our awards and prizes. Find out more.
  • Regional Branches – Join your local RINA branch to attend lectures and meet ups with professionals working in the industry near you.

Apply for Membership

To apply for Membership, send your completed application form to