Brexit and CIOB Membership Status
The CIOB can confirm that the status of our members using a post-nominal that we have awarded, i.e. MCIOB or FCIOB, is not impacted by Brexit. For all members, including those based in the UK and the EU, there is no change in your Chartered Membership status. The right of CIOB members to use the MCIOB/FCIOB post-nominal has not changed. More specifically, the CIOB’s ability to assess and award Chartered status has not been impacted. Our professional qualifications have been, and will continue to be, independently benchmarked by UK ENIC (National Recognition Information Centre).
Those who've worked as a construction professional in an EU member state will be aware that some countries require a licence to practice professionally. Prior to Brexit, the CIOB was not recognised as a licensing body by the EU – that remains unchanged.
More information about the benchmarking of CIOB Chartered status, with MCIOB being comparable to a British honours degree and FCIOB comparable to Master’s degree level, can be found on the ENIC website:
The CIOB also holds a Royal Charter, with our objectives being:
- The promotion for the public benefit of the science and practice of building and construction.
- The advancement of public education in the said science and practice including all necessary research and the publication of the results of all such research.