Viva Voce membership route : Migration of Qualified Landscape Architects.

A motion was carried by the ILI members at the 2015 AGM to set up a route to full Membership of the ILI via the Viva Voce.

This motion would enable full members of IFLA organisations who wish to become full ILI members to undertake a Viva Voce in order to satisfy the requirements. This would bring ILI procedures into line with other IFLA organisations. Allowing the ILI to fully implement the IFLA statutes, and enable candidates to progress to corporate membership without necessarily needing to sit the Professional Practice exam.

MOTION: “ILI will introduce a Viva Voce facility which may be used to accommodate full members of IFLA registered fellow Institutes who wish to become full corporate members of ILI.”

Proposed: Tony Williams, President ILI
Seconded: Kevin Fitzpatrick, Hon. Secretary, ILI
Votes: For: 17 Against: 0 Abstained: 2

Motion was carried


Guidance Notes to help IFLA member applicants migrate between associations based on EU legislation and IFLA EUROPE regulations.

IFLA Europe Regulation:

Article 8.10 – National or multi-national professional associations who wish to become Effective members of IFLA Europe shall accept applications for membership from graduates of all landscape architecture programmes in the countries of the European Union and the Council of Europe (specifically programmes recognised by IFLA Europe), subject to whatever additional professional practice requirements may be suggested or recommended by the specific association.

Article 8.10 of the Regulations outlines issues of movement between associations within Europe, it does not clarify movement of professionals from or to an IFLA Association that is not in IFLA Europe. The Irish Landscape Institute will apply IFLA Europe procedures in cases where applicants wish to migrate from members of IFLA Associations outside of Europe.


The Application Process to assist the Migration of Professionally Qualified Landscape Architects.

A link is provided on the ILI website to access the IFLA Europe application form to assist the Migration of Professionally qualified landscape architects. These procedures are in accordance with the legal requirements of Directive 2005/36/EC and IFLA Europe Regulations.

Completing the application form records the process of migration between associations and identifies any problems. It acts as an application form to the association to be joined and it certifies the candidates academic and professional status.

Upon completing the form and following procedures;

i. Applicants can either become members of the Irish Landscape Institute from another IFLA Europe association

ii.  ILI members can become a member of an IFLA Europe Association.

Stages of Migration:

*   The candidate downloads and completes the application form from the IFLA Europe website.
*   The candidate sends the form to the Association where the candidate is already a member. The Association confirms the candidate’s academic qualifications and professional status. The candidate must be in good standing with the association in order for their application to be approved. Note: If the candidate is not a member of the Association in the country where he is resident and practising, he may need to join to obtain this verification.
*   The form is returned to the candidate, who sends a copy of the form to IFLA Europe. IFLA Europe Secretariat will register the application and send a registration number to the applicant.<>
The candidate completes the form with the registration number issued by IFLA EUROPE and sends it to the Association in the country where he wishes to migrate and practice.
 *   The form is completed by the new Association, which determines the class of membership, and notes other prerequisites (CPD – continuing professional development, membership fees, professional indemnity insurance) and, if the presentation of a portfolio, an adaptation period under supervised practice, or if submission to a professional practice examination, is required. The Association may also wish to state any limitations or privileges relating to the class of membership.

*   The form is returned to the candidate with a copy to IFLA EUROPE.