How to Join as a Chartered Member

Chartered Membership or MCIOB is comparable to a British honours degree. As a member of CIOB, you will be part of the world’s largest and most influential professional body for construction management and leadership, with nearly 50,000 members in more than 100 countries.

1. Check if you're eligible 

To be eligible to join, the CIOB takes into account many factors: education, professional experience, membership with other professional bodies, academic achievements and more. Visit our Chartered Membership page to find what awaits you as a Chartered Member. If you do not currently meet our eligibility requirements, we have tailored programmes designed to help you reach your full potential and unlock career opportunities.

2. Register online now

The first step is to register your details on our online portal. Once you have done this, you can start working on your application which will help us to assess your award and experience in more detail.

3. Submit your application

You need to upload your highest academic qualification and an up-to-date copy of your CV. Once you submit your application and pay the appropriate fees, it will be assessed and verified, usually within 14 working days. You will first be admitted to Non-Chartered membership grade of Applicant or, if you are not eligible, we will advise you on the most appropriate route to membership.

4. Find your route to Chartered Membership

After your application has been reviewed, we will provide you with further guidance on the next steps to take in order to gain Chartered Membership. If you need to undertake additional study or qualifications, we will provide you with more information so that you can decide the most efficient way to progress forward.

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5. Work on your Professional Review

Once confirmed to be eligible for the Professional Review you should start working on it. This is an assessment that demonstrates your knowledge, skills and experience in key areas of occupational, managerial and professional competence. Passing the Professional Review will allow you to become a Chartered Member and use the MCIOB designation. Those with extensive industry experience at a senior level can apply directly for our Fellowship (FCIOB) award, our highest Chartered grade, or choose to upgrade as they progress within their career.

About the Professional Review

The final stage to gaining Chartered Membership for most candidates is the Professional Review.