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Pro-rata subscriptions

Our subscription year runs from 1 January to 31 December. Members joining from the 1 February each year will be eligible for a pro-rata subscription.

Pro-rata subscriptions are calculated on a monthly basis across the year based on the full year subscription.

Subscription Rates

2021 Subscription*
Student - Full timeFree
Student - Part time£38
Retired - Under 75 years£68
Retired - Over 75 yearsFree
Member - Academic£147
Applicant - Academic£127
Fellow - Academic£172
Fellowship Assessment Fee£700

Other Fees

Admission Fee: 
Professional Review: 
NVQ7 Professional Review Fee: 
Individual Assessment Fee: 
Award Ceremony: 
£55 (Guests £65)
Replacement Membership Card: 
Replacement Membership Certificate: 

Professional Development Programme

Registration Fee: 
Final Assessment Fee: 

Chartered Membership Programme (CMP)

Registration Fee: 
Exam Fee: 

Regulated Qualifications

Level 3 and 4 Unit Registration: 
Level 3 Diploma in Site Supervisory Studies: 
Level 4 Diploma in Site Management Studies: 

Chartered Environmentalist Fees

Registration Fee: 

Other Fee Information

*If you hold dual membership of both CIOB and CIAT you may be eligible for reduced rates

¬ Academic rates are available to education professionals whose income is derived from the teaching of building or construction related courses in the education sector.


Annual Subscription£103
Heritage Certification - Certified Assessment Fee£308
Heritage Certification - Proficient Assessment Fee£308
Heritage Certification – Registered Assessment Fee£205

Chartered Building Companies

Under £1 Million£385
£1 - £5 Million£618
£5 - £25 Million£1,235
£25 - £50 Million£1,539
Over £50 Million£2,310
Enrolment Fee - Under £5 Million£207
Enrolment Fee - Over £5 Million£362
All fees are exclusive of VAT

Chartered Building Consultancies

1 Professional Staff£144
2 to 3 Professional Staff£294
4 to 5 Professional Staff£501
6 to 8 Professional Staff£990
9 to 12 Professional Staff£1,252
13 to 25 Professional Staff£1,965
26+ Professional Staff£2,355
Enrolment Fee 1 to 3 Professional Staff£207
Enrolment Fee 4 to 12 Professional Staff£362
All fees are exclusive of VAT

Grade descriptions

Chartered Member

Chartered Membership is our most popular membership grade and it brings with it many benefits, including the right to use MCIOB as a post-nominal designation. Chartered Members also recieve access to over 500 events every year, free CPD resources from the Academy, and access to our Library Information Service.


The Fellowship Grade is the highest award offered by the CIOB. Fellows are amongst the most experienced and knowledgeable professionals in the industry and the highly sought after post-nominal designation, FCIOB, is proof of this. Fellowship also brings benefits such as career progression, promotion, higher salaries and a wider range of job opportunities. 


Student membership is our entry point into membership for those who are either studying full-time or part-time. Student membership gives you access to a wealth of resources to support you in your transition to a worthwhile career in construction. 

UK Payment Options

We make paying your membership fees easy by giving you the option to pay online, by direct debit, over the telephone, or by sending us a cheque. See below to find out more about these payment options.

Pay online

You can pay online in pounds sterling using an internationally recognised debit or credit card via the members portal (please note your bank may charge you for this service). You will be able to download your receipt from the website the next day.

We accept Mastercard, Visa, Visa Debit, Visa Electron, Diners Club, JCB and Maestro. This includes prepaid debit and credit cards. We do not accept American Express payments.

Pay by Direct Debit

The Direct Debit form is available within the members portal. Complete all fields, including your membership number and return to us before 1 December of this year, to enable us to set up the Direct Debit before January next year.

Pay over the telephone

Call the Customer Services team on 01344 630 700 to pay in pounds sterling by debit or credit card (please note our telephone lines get very busy during January and February).

We accept Mastercard, Visa, Visa Debit, Visa Electron, Diners Club, JCB and Maestro. This includes prepaid debit and credit cards. We do not accept American Express payments.

Pay by cheque

Please make your cheque payable to The Chartered Institute of Building and post to:


Subscriptions Department,

Chartered Institute of Building,

1 Arlington Square,

Downshire Way,


RG12 1WA


Please quote your membership number on the back, so that we can allocate the payment to your account.