Individual Membership is granted by the Executive Committee on request to a person who:
- is a full member of a FIMS National Association where one exists, or is a physician with an unrestricted medical license, who has completed a FIMS Basic or Advanced Course in Sports Medicine recognized by the Education Commission or has worked as sport physician for at least 5 years.
An Individual Member is entitled to:
- receive a FIMS certificate confirming the status of FIMS Individual Member,
- be elected for the Executive Committee, Standing or Special Commissions,
- represent its FIMS Member National Association in the Council of Delegates if delegated by the respective FIMS Member National Association,
- receive a reduction in the registration fee for FIMS sponsored congresses and courses,
- Receive without additional fee all electronic publications from FIMS, and receive FIMS member discounts on Congresses, courses and books,
- An Individual Member may be advanced to Fellow of FIMS (FFIMS) by the Executive Committee. Nomination for FFIMS may be made by the respective Member National Association, or by the Executive Committee.
A Fellow of FIMS is entitled to all rights of Individual Members and will receive a FIMS certificate confirming the status of Fellow of FIMS.
Associate Membership may be granted by a vote of the Executive Committee on request to a non-physician sports medicine professional who:
- is a member of the respective National Association where one exists;
- has completed a FIMS Basic or Advanced Course in Sports Medicine recognized by the Education Commission, or has worked in the field of Sports Medicine at least for 5 years.
The title will enable the person:
- to receive a FIMS certificate confirming the status of FIMS Associate Member.
- Receive all electronic publications from FIMS, and receive FIMS member discounts on Congresses, courses and books.
Individual and Associate Members shall lose their status as a Member of FIMS in the following situations:
- As a result of a formal resignation in writing by the individual being duly received by the Executive Committee;
- In case of personal inability;
- As a result of failure to pay dues for two consecutive years;
- As a result of revocation of membership by a two-thirds majority of the Council of Delegates present and following a recommendation of the Executive Committee for that action.