- People with a professional interest in epilepsy may also be members of the organisation.
- Evidence must be provided of recent activity focused on improving the quality of life of people affected by epilepsy.
Organisations that are focused on improving the quality of life of people with epilepsy but which do not fully meet the criteria for chapter membership, or organisations in a country where there is already a recognised Chapter of the IBE, may apply to join as an Associate Chapter. Associate Chapter membership shall entail all privileges other than the right to vote.
Once membership application papers have been reviewed and considered to be acceptable, the application organisation is deemed to be a Provisional Chapter until ratified by the General Assembly. Provisional chapters are also entitled to receive all correspondence circulated to Full, Associate and Regional chapters.