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Professional Review

The final stage to gaining Chartered Membership for most candidates is the Professional Review. The Professional Review assesses that you have the right knowledge, skills and experience in the three main areas of competence: occupational, management and professionalism.

Upon passing your assessment, you will become a Chartered Member and be entitled to use the designation MCIOB.

How to apply for the Professional Review

  • Step 1: Academic requirements and experience requirements 
    You will need to have met the academic eligibility requirements, along with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience (5 years if your qualification is not in the built environment or is a non-honours degree) before starting your application. You will need to hold a Level 6 (degree) level qualification or higher to be academically eligible.
  • Step 2: Membership
    You must already be a non-chartered member (Applicant) of the CIOB. If you aren't an Applicant member yet, you will need to register for an online account and then apply for membership. Start the process here.
  • Step 3: Download the Professional Review form
    See below for more information on which form to download. 
  • Guidance notes
    You’ll need to read the guidance notes that you will receive with the application form, which will detail the supporting documents that you will be required to submit along with your application. For example, you may submit an up-to-date copy of your CV and a current record of your CPD.
  • Verification
    Your application will need to be endorsed by your line manager, a client or a construction professional who knows you well. You can find out more in the guidance notes you’ll receive with your application.


Which form is for you?

There are three Professional Review forms. The one you’ll need depends on your experience and qualifications. After you have joined the CIOB at Applicant grade, you can choose the form for you from the options on the right hand side of this page.


Please note: New application forms are now ready to download. Old application forms will be accepted until 31 December 2021.


What support is available?

  • Local workshops and mentors - Take advantage of the Professional Review workshops often hosted by local hubs. Your hub can also help by finding you a mentor to give you a honest and open opinion on your PR Application before you submit it. Find your local hub here.
  • PR Support Provider - A network of trusted individuals and organisations, who support and encourage you every step of the way, from an initial assessment to submission. For a list of Providers, please see here.
  • Help for people with Dyslexia – We can offer additional support by providing you with access to ReadandWrite software. Contact your local Hub or email [email protected]
  • Top Tips – Watch our short video offering Tops Tips for a successful PR application -

Professional Review (PR) FAQs

My application - where do I send it?

When your form is complete, it can be sent to [email protected], along with any supporting documents. Please only submit the documents requested as any additional documents cannot be considered as part of your assessment.

Support - how can you help me through the process?

The professional review team are there to help you. They will check over your application before it is sent for assessment and answer any queries you may have. We also offer professional review workshops for more comprehensive support. You can find upcoming workshops on our Events website. Just search for CIOB Professional Review Workshop.

How long does the Professional Review process take?

From receipt of your application and payment you can expect the process to take around 8 to 12 weeks. It may take longer if any documents or information is missing from your submission.

Are there any restrictions on the length of the report?

Your answers will need to fit within the boxes on the application form.

Contact - will an assessor get in touch?

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.

Costs - what will I pay?

See fees page for costs. Once you have submitted the application, the PR team will email instructions about paying on-line and costs involved. You cannot pay until the application has been received.

Any other questions?

Please don't hesitate to get in touch with the professional review team here.