Becoming a Student Member
Student membership is our entry point to membership for those who are either studying full-time or part-time, alongside employment.
There is no professional review and no post-nominals, so Student membership is not classed as Chartered Membership. It is, however, a great starting point for any students wishing to enter into Chartered Membership in the future.
Student membership gives you instant access to a wealth of resources that will support your transition to a worthwhile career. We welcome students from around the globe and from a wide range of disciplines including construction, architecture, engineering, environment, design conversation and many more.
Student Membership gives you access to a wealth of benefits that will support your transition to a worthwhile career within the construction industry. These benefits include:
- Resources: As a member, you will have access to CIOB's library and many online resources that will help you in your studies.
- Events: Student Membership gives you free or discounted access to hundreds of events every year, including CPD and networking events, and site visits. Find out more at events.ciob.org.
- Novus: a community for young professionals. See below to learn more.
If you are studying full-time without employment, you can apply for our free student membership. If you are studying and employed, you can apply for our part-time student membership for a small annual fee. Please check our fees page for accurate information on subscription fees in your country or region.
How to Join as a Student Member
To join as a student member all you have to do is register online on our members' portal and submit an application. Once you submit your application, it will be reviewed in the next 14 days and you can be admitted into student membership.
Novus is a community within the CIOB for the rising stars to flourish; providing the opportunity for young professionals to develop and grow on a personal and professional level. Our vibrant Novus groups offer younger members the chance to network with people who are also taking their first steps on the career ladder. Tailor-made workshops, site visits and networking events are run on a regular basis specifically for Novus providing them with the opportunities to learn and to build their network. Novus offers much more than just events; with Novus groups engaging regularly with schools and universities through presentations and career fairs, helping to encourage the young professionals of tomorrow into the industry.
Becoming Chartered After Graduation
As a general rule and depending on your degree, you will need at least three years years of industry experience before taking the Professional Review to become a Chartered Construction Manager or Chartered Builder. Chartership – or MCIOB - is an internationally recognised accreditation that is comprable to a British honours degree and demonstrates that you are working to the highest professional standards. It is increasingly being demanded by employers and clients.
The CIOB has developed programmes and courses that can help you gain additional qualifications and improve your employment prospects. Click here to learn more about what it takes to become chartered. Getting involved with our Novus network will offer you opportunities to expand your expertise and network by attending CPD and networking events. It is the perfect start to your construction career.