How to Join and Become Chartered

CIOB's Chartered Membership (MCIOB) is comparable to a Bachelor’s Degree, and CIOB Chartered Fellowship (FCIOB) is equivalent to a Master’s Degree. As a Chartered 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.

Why become a CIOB member?

We asked members why they joined the CIOB.

1. Check if you're eligible 

To be eligible to join, CIOB considers many factors: professional experience, education, membership with other professional bodies and more. Visit our Become a Member page to find what awaits you as a member of CIOB. If you do not currently meet our eligibility requirements for Chartered Membership or Fellowship, we have a tailored pathway designed to help you reach your full potential and unlock career opportunities.

2. Register online now

The first step is to create an account on our online portal –  once you have done this, you can complete our Pathway Finder and start your journey to Chartered Membership or Fellowship.

3. Submit your application

You need to upload an up-to-date copy of your CV and any relevant qualifications. Once you submit your application and pay the appropriate fees, it will be assessed and verified, usually within 14 working days. You will first join one of our Pathways and a Non-Chartered membership grade of Applicant or Student.

4. Find your pathway to Membership

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

5. Working on your Professional Review or Fellowship assessment

Professional Review 

This is the final stage before getting Chartered Membership. Once confirmed to be eligible for the Professional Review, you should start working on it. This assessment demonstrates your knowledge, skills and experience in key areas of occupational, managerial and professional competence. We will support you with your application. Help is available in a variety of ways to meet your individual needs.

Fellowship Assessment

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. 

You will receive support and a workshop to help develop your written fellowship assessment and Panel review. This is the final stage before getting Chartered Fellowship.

Technical Member Assessment

Your first step to Technical Membership (TechCIOB) is completing your eligibility form. You will then gain access to our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Our VLE is designed to support you in achieving your Technical Member grade (TechCIOB). It includes workshop videos, guidance, and your final application form.

When your form is complete, you will upload your application to the VLE, along with any supporting documents. You can expect the process to take around 6 to 8 weeks after receipt of your application and payment. It may take longer if any documents or information is missing from your submission.

We may contact you if we need clarification about any aspect of your application. Otherwise, we will contact you to tell you the result of your assessment.