Associate Membership is a commitment to becoming an accredited Later Life Adviser (and ultimately a full member of the Society). This membership option is available to anyone working towards the full accreditation.

Associate Membership Benefits

Associate Members enjoy all the benefits of full membership except that your details will not appear in the SOLLA adviser directory until you have achieved the Later Life Adviser Accreditation and have been accepted as a full member.

This means that you can:

  • Use the SOLLA Associate Member logo for your marketing purposes
  • Receive regular newsletters, communications, information, press releases and updates about the Later Life Market, including industry and legislative updates, social care, health and welfare issues etc
  • Access to specific training courses on older client matters, at preferential membership rates
  • Access to your local regional SOLLA network and the LinkedIn discussion forum, giving technical information and support from peer group
  • Access to the members area of the SOLLA website, giving additional information about SOLLA, your membership,and other useful documents and information

These benefits will actively help you work towards accreditation by adding more relevant development to your ongoing CPD and also offering an additional layer of support in terms of your 'Supportive Environment'.

How do I become an Associate Member?

You are required to complete an online application for Associate Membership in which you will need to give details about: 

  • Personal and company contact details 
  • Personal and company FCA registration number
  • Confrmation of SPS and Competency sign off
  • Any financial, long-term care and equity release qualifications that you hold or are working towards

Apply for Associate Membership


The cost is £250 each year, which can be paid annually or in monthly installments of £21 per month. You can be an Associate Member for a maximum of 2 years. If you book your assessment date within either year of membership, your Associate Membership fee will be deducted from the cost of the accreditation.

 Associate Membership Conditions

Associate Membership is available for a maximum of two years, by which time you must have successfully attained the Later Life Adviser Accreditation to continue as a full member of the Society.

At no time must an Associate hold themselves out as a full member of the Society.