Licentiate Membership of the Faculty of Occupational Hygiene

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What Is Licentiate Membership?

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This grade of membership is open to those who hold the Certificate of Operational Competence in Occupational Hygiene or the international version of the qualification.  It demonstrates you have relevant skills and knowledge, you are commitment towards CPD and our Code of Ethics and your development and ensures you remain relevant and employable.

As a Licentiate member you'll be able to use the LFOH post-nominals and access all the membership benefits and resources.

All Licentiate members are required to:

  • Complete CPD
  • Comply with our Code of Ethics


Eligibility Requirements

  • Hold the BOHS Certificate of Operational Competence in Occupational Hygiene or the International Certificate of Operational Competence in Occupational Hygiene (ICertOH).


  • Post Nominal Letters - LFOH
  • Access to Home Office Group Licence for the current version of MDHS 25
  • Eligible to apply for an entry in the BOHS Directory of Occupational Hygiene.  
  • Member rates at our paid events   
  • Free regional meetings on a range of topics       
  • Free subscription to the Annals of Work Exposures and Health, our peer-reviewed scientific journal usually worth over £1000, including access to the full archive
  • Searchable online membership directory    
  • Regular E-bulletins with society and industry news       
  • BOHS' Exposure Magazine – keeping you up to date with society activities and giving information in a less scientific way       
  • Your online My BOHS membership account 
  • Access to networks of professionals to build and exchange expertise and knowledge       
  • Access to technical publications and advice         
  • 20% discount on any public health and epidemiology titles published by OUP  


£105.00 for the year.


You will need to renew your membership by the 31 December and each year after that. We will send you renewal information well before the date to remind you how much you is due.    

How do I Apply?

  1. Log in or register for a MyBOHS account using the link below
  2. Complete the Licentiate membership application form
  3. Pay your membership fee

Already a Member? How do I Upgrade?

  1. Log in to your My BOHS account using the link below
  2. Once logged in click on 'Upgrade your membership' from the membership drop down menu
  3. Select the appropriate membership upgrade option and follow the application process.

BOHS Mentoring Program

Whether you are an emerging professional seeking to develop your skills in occupational hygiene, looking to graduate through the BOHS membership ranks or are a seasoned, long-standing BOHS member looking to give back to the profession, the mentoring program is available to all membership levels.

Retired Membership

If you are retired (full time) and an existing Licentiate member you might be eligible for Retired Licentiate Grade.    Retired membership means you no longer have to complete CPD, can use the post nominal letters LFOH (Ret) and still have access to membership benefits at a reduced cost.

Discuss Your Membership Options With Us

Contact the BOHS Membership Team today