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
  • Tomorrow's Leaders: a community for young professionals. Click here to learn more.


If you are currently studying, you can apply for our basic student pathway, which offers free access to a limited range of services, including hundreds of events each year. However, for access to additional benefits, including a wide range of online CPD / training material, you can apply for our enhanced student pathway for a small annual fee. Please check our fees page for accurate information on subscription fees in your country or region.

CIOB Tomorrow's Leaders - Our young professionals network

Tomorrow's Leaders 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.

CIOB Tomorrow's Leaders

CIOB Tomorrow’s Leaders is a community for members in the early stages of their construction career. This group of diverse, ambitious and emerging professionals are proactively looking to get ahead in their career and make a difference to society through the built environment.

A global community, with self-development an integral part, Tomorrow’s Leaders is designed to support you through your career journey to become an inspiring leader.

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 comparable 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 Tomorrow's Leaders 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.