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) 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.
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.
- Professional Review for those working in the industry
This is the most common Professional Review form, for all applicants except those with selected Level 7 NVQ Diplomas or those working in the academic field. If you're not sure if you need to complete the Professional Review, click here to find your route to Chartered membership.
- NVQ Professional Review
This is a route with a much shorter form for those with a Pearson Edexcel Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Construction Senior Management or Built Environment Design and Consultancy Practice. If you have a different NVQ or other qualification you’ll need to fill in the Industry route form.
- Professional Review for academics
This tailored route is suitable if you are a teacher, lecturer or researcher, and you do not have direct experience of working on site, or have not worked on site for a while. Read more here about the Academic route.
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.
- Professional Review webinar - It’s to the point, full of practical tips and will make the process feel a lot more doable. It’s always available to look back on when you need it.
- 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.
Professional Review (PR) FAQs
When your form is complete, it can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with any supporting documents. Please only submit the documents requested as any additional documents cannot be considered as part of your assessment.
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.
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.
Your answers will need to fit within the boxes on the application form.
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.
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.
Please don't hesitate to get in touch with the professional review team here.