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Grade Change

As of 1 July 2015 we have closed our Associate (ACIOB) and Incorporated (ICIOB) grades to new members.


Newcomers to the Institute will now be known as ‘Applicant’ or Student, but will not be permitted to put letters after their name until they become fully Chartered. All other CIOB grades remain unchanged.


Our new grading system will be more understandable to clients, employers and the general public; creating a clearer distinction between Chartered and non-Chartered Members. It will also emphasise the skills and competencies of Chartered Builders and Construction Managers, recognising the experience and hard work that has gone into achieving MCIOB and FCIOB.


The ACIOB and ICIOB grades were intended to be stepping stones towards Chartered status. Our data suggests that many ACIOB and ICIOB members are well qualified to undergo our Professional Review for Chartered Membership. 


We have been refining and streamlining our online application process and have built up a dedicated team to help members reach the next level.


Achieving full Chartered Membership brings many benefits, not least because Chartered Members now have a choice of Chartered Construction Manager as well as Chartered Builder.


Hundreds of members became Chartered last year. Are you ready to take the next step?






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