Reinstatement & FAQs

If your membership lapsed after 1 December 2020:

In order to reinstate your membership, log in to MyBCS and navigate as follows:

Become a BCS member > Renew your lapsed membership.

If your membership lapsed before December 2020:

Simply visit our Become a member page to re-join.

If you'd like to re-join as a Fellow or Chartered member:

Please contact the Customer Service team.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  What payment methods are supported for reinstatement?

A: We accept all major credit and debit cards (American Express, VISA & Mastercard).

Q:  Can I set up an annual Direct Debit for my membership subscription payments?

A:  Annual Direct Debits can be set up upon reinstatement - a 2.5% discount in your subscription fee will be applied when completing your payment by Direct Debit.  

Q:  Can I reinstate my Registration(s) along with my membership?

A:  Yes, however, depending on the length of time since you last held membership with BCS and whether or not you hold a Certificate of Current Competence, you may need to provide evidence for CPD (Continued Professional Development) as part of your reinstatement application.

Q:  Can I reinstate my Registration(s) alone without accompanying BCS membership?

A:  We require that all Registered and Chartered members hold an active BCS membership in order to maintain their Registrations and/or Chartered status.





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