Joining a Specialist Group

If you’re already a BCS member, visit our IRMA page in MyBCS and join the group using the link provided.

If you are not already a BCS member, join today to gain access to BCS Specialist Groups. To join BCS, simply complete the online joining process. If we are unable to offer you the grade for which you apply we'll welcome you into membership at the grade for which you currently qualify.

In addition to the wide range of Specialist Groups on offer, BCS Membership brings a wealth of other member services and benefits.

If you would like further information, please telephone Customer Service on +44(0)1793 417424 or 0845 300 4417 (UK). To email us visit

Benefits of joining

Membership of the group provides a number of outstanding benefits including:

  • free attendance at regular meetings which are addressed by I.S. governance, risk and assurance professionals
  • The really big bonus however, is the opportunity to meet other people involved in governance, risk management and assurance. Professions which are growing in importance as it is recognised that control in computer applications and developments is often of critical importance to the survival and future well being of an organisation.