Professional Development Programme

The Professional Development Programme (PDP) is available for graduates or students who do not possess the required experience within the industry to take the Professional Review but want to progress to Chartered Membership via a structured and assessed route


While in the programme candidates will assemble a portfolio of work to show they meet certain key competencies across 12 specific units. All work is submitted online using a system that allows you to track your progress. The units you will work towards include: project planning, managing health, and safety and welfare in the workplace.


It usually takes between one and three years to complete the programme. However, it will depend on your circumstances and employer.


Please check our Fees page for current information on applicant and PDP fees for your country or region.


To register for the PDP, you will need to have a Level 6 qualification such as a Bachelor's degree, Master's degree or postgraduate diploma or a Level 6 or 7 NVQ or SCQF Level 11 in a built environment subject. You also need to be working in a suitable role, such as a junior management position within the built environment or construction industry. Upon successful completion of the programme you will gain full Chartered Member status and will be able to use the designation of MCIOB.

Employers can benefit in a number of ways from supporting their employees in the PDP. Their graduates will be better qualified and more experienced, with increased job satisfaction and an active, positive attitude towards career management.

Next Steps

  1. Register on the Portal
  2. Apply for the Structured Skills Development Pathway
  3. We will assess your eligibility and provide you with an enrollment pack