Membership Guidelines & Application

Membership in the IIC is by invitation of the Board of Directors and is based on an application review process.

Membership Application & Guidelines  

Those interested in pursuing membership in the IIC must complete a Membership Application. Please note, this is a downloadable fillable PDF. Please open and save to your computer, filled it out, save it and send it per the instructions below.

NEW in 2019 - Changes have been made to our Membership Guidelines. All applicants should read and review the Membership Guidelines before applying.

The 2019 Membership Application process is now closed.

Thank you to all applicants for your membership application submissions.

All applications will be reviewed through the months of May and June, with all candidates being contacted regarding results by the beginning of July.

All applications should be emailed to Executive Director Meghan Howard at

The 2020 Membership Application Process will open in February 2020 and we encourage you to check back here for further information including the application deadline closer to the date. If you are a previous applicant and have applied for three years unsuccessfully, a new application including updated sponsors will be required.

Former applicants can roll forward their application on file for two years but are are strongly encouraged to update it and resubmit by the set deadline.

Applications not received by the set deadline will not be considered for the current membership year.

Membership Admission Standards

The IIC is a professional, educational and honorary association of commercial insolvency and restructuring practitioners, persons regularly engaged as chief restructuring officers or advisors, senior representatives of financial institutions, regulatory bodies and investor or depositor compensation corporations, members of the academic community and others with interests and substantial experience in the fields of insolvency and restructuring. Members are dedicated to the improvement of the insolvency process and the enhancement of the professional quality of and public respect for the commercial insolvency and bankruptcy practice.

The IIC honours those professionals whose sustained performances in the practice of their profession exemplify the highest standards of professionalism among insolvency specialists by granting them membership.

Membership shall be restricted by invitation to honour those individuals who have proven to their peers, through long, continuous performance in their insolvency speciality that they possess: (i) the highest professional qualifications and ethical standards; (ii) that high level of character, integrity, professional expertise and leadership which demonstrates the likelihood that they will continue to contribute to the enhancement of insolvency scholarship, continuing education and the insolvency process; (iii) a commitment to fostering and furthering the objectives of the IIC; (iv) sustained, exceptionally high quality professional services to clients, bar and public; (v) significant evidence of scholarship, teaching, lecturing, and/or distinguished published writings on bankruptcy practice, procedure, philosophy, improvements and reforms which demonstrates a consistent contribution to the enhancement of bankruptcy and insolvency literature, education, insolvency practice and the insolvency process.

A nominee whose credentials demonstrate a sufficient number of the above criteria so as to identify the nominee as a distinguished, preeminent insolvency professional, shall be eligible to be honoured by admission to membership.

Members are required to contribute to the IIC and those individuals submitting applications to join the organization should clearly understand that they will be expected to prepare and present or co- present at least one paper for inclusion in the journal published periodically through the IIC symposium committee. Additional anticipated participation over the course of an individual's membership also includes serving on committees and attending regional networking and professional development events such as the annual conference.