Becoming a Chartered Member

Chartered Membership is comparable to a Bachelor’s degree and is recognised internationally. It brings many benefits, including the right to use MCIOB as a post nominal designation.

Minimum Requirements:

Level 6 degree or above or membership in certain professional bodies:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Level 6 or 7 NVQ or SVQ level 9 or above in a built environment subject
  • Master's degree or postgraduate diploma

Professional Experience:

  • 3 years of relevant professional experience or
  • 5 years, if your degree is not in the built environment.

If you already possess the minimum requirements listed above, you can create an account on our portal and proceed with submitting an application. After it is reviewed and you are admitted as an applicant, we will help you prepare for your professional review. Find out how to become a member.

Other Grades


As a Chartered Member, you will have the right to use MCIOB as a post nominal designation, choosing between the descriptor of Chartered Construction Manager and Chartered Builder. This means that your dedication to the industry, as well as your capabilities and experience can clearly be recognised by others.

Chartered Members also enjoy a variety of other benefits including access to over 500 events every year, free CPD resources from the CIOB Academy, complimentary subscription to Construction Manager Magazine and access to our Library Information Service.

Chartered Members are also able to vote for and apply to become CIOB Trustees, meaning that as an MCIOB you will have the opportunity to actively take part in the management of the CIOB. 


Please check our Fees page to get the most current information about applicant and membership fees in your country or region.

Are you ready to start your membership journey?

Once you register on our Portal, you can start working on your application immediately. After you submit and pay the appropriate fees, it will be assessed and our customer service team will contact you within 2 weeks to advise you on your next steps. As an applicant you will be expected to begin working on your Professional Review. You will be a full Chartered Member (MCIOB) once you pass it. If you meet all the requirements already, you can become Chartered within 12 weeks.

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Need more help?

Read the frequently asked questions and find out more about our membership grades and how to join. You can also contact us and tell us your unique story. We’re here to help.