Become a Member

Our members come from all walks of life, if you're a student just graduating or an experienced leader with 20 years of project management behind you, the CIOB has tailored solutions to help, which will guide you through the process of becoming chartered.

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About our membership

We are the Chartered Institute of Building, and we stand for the science, ethics and practice of built environments across the world. Everything we do is to improve the quality of life for those using and creating the built environment. 

We train, shape and support those who make our industry what it is today and the future leaders shaping our industry tomorrow, with around 50,000 members in more than 100 countries.

As a Chartered member, you're able to add MCIOB after your name, so you'll be instantly recognised by clients and colleagues as a professional with the skills and knowledge to complete the job to the highest standard. Also, Chartered membership is comparable to a Bachelor’s degree and is internationally recognised.


Professional Body Memberships

Membership at specific levels entitles individuals to full exemption from CIOB's academic eligibility criteria. Holding these designations allows you to apply for the Applicant grade and subsequent progression to the Professional Review.

For all our members, we provide:

What can CIOB Membership do for you?

Becoming a Chartered or Specialist member of CIOB demonstrates who you are, the principles you hold and your dedication to our industry.

Discover more about the benefits and opportunities you could receive on our Membership Benefits page.

The PR, PDP and CMP

The majority of our pathways include the Professional Review (PR), the Professional Development Programme (PDP), or the Chartered Membership Programme (CMP).

If you do not have the requisite experience to take the PR, you will study the PDP. Alternatively, if you do not have the required qualifications, you will be advised to take part in the CMP.



Still not sure which membership pathway is right for you?

If you're still unsure about which membership pathway is the right one for you, you can log in to the portal and use our pathway finder. By answering some questions we can guide you and help you find the best pathway suited to you.