What is the Chartered Institute of Building?

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) is a body that represents construction management professionals who work within the built environment.

The CIOB is a full member of the Construction Industry Council. Membership of the CIOB (MCIOB) offers you the most direct route to a management career in construction, and you’ll join the largest professional network of its kind spanning the globe.

What is the Shortened Review route to Membership?

A Pearson/Edexcel Construction Managerial NVQ at Level 7 meets both the academic and the competence requirements of the Chartered Institute of Building. Learners that undertake a Level 7 NVQ through CADUK are therefore eligible to apply for Membership (MCIOB) through the Shortened Review.

The ‘Shortened Review’ process consists of only a short application form focusing on your ethics and professional judgement. 

CADUK will provide support, advice and guidance throughout the CIOB application process. Since most of our Assessors are Fellows of the CIOB themselves, you can be assured that you are in the very best of hands.

What is the Full Professional Review route to Membership?

A Pearson/Edexcel Level 6 Construction Managerial NVQ enables candidates to apply for Chartered Membership with the CIOB through the Full Professional Review. Generally, applicants will need at least 3 years’ experience at a management level.

The Professional Review application process involves the submission of an experience and competence report complete with supporting documentation such as a CV, organisation chart and CPD information. A candidate may also be referred for interview if the application does not demonstrate a full understanding of and application of the competences.

What post-nominal letters can I use after my name?

Members & Fellows of the of The Chartered Institute of Building are eligible to use the following post-nominal letters after their name:

  • Member: John Smith MCIOB
  • Fellow: John Smith FCIOB

Why join the CIOB?

Chartered Members are amongst the most highly regarded professionals working in the global construction industry. CIOB membership of over 46,000 is drawn from a diverse range of roles throughout the construction industry and related professions. Membership of CIOB offers much more than letters after your name:

Earn more – CIOB members can earn an extra £152,000 over the course of their career*
Demonstrate to employers and clients that you’re serious about your career
Keep up-to-date with best practice and industry changes though CIOB’s CPD events programme
Network with valuable industry contacts in over 100 countries
Enhance your reputation with a CIOB designation – the mark of a true construction professional
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Access the latest industry knowledge, research and thought-leadership
Help shape the future of the industry and influence policy, education, practice and the sustainability agenda

Can I apply for Membership through an NVQ?

Individuals can become Members of the Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB) through the achievement of a Construction Managerial NVQ at Level 6 or 7.

Candidates that have completed a Level 7 NVQ (Masters degree level) are eligible to apply for Membership through the fast-track ‘Shortened Review‘ route.

Candidates that have completed a Level 6 NVQ (Bachelor degree level) are eligible to apply for Membership through the ‘Full Professional Review‘.

Will CADUK help me with my CIOB application?

CADUK will provide support, advice and guidance throughout your CIOB application process. All of our Construction Management assessors at NVQ Level 6 & 7 are Members or Fellows of the CIOB themselves so you can be assured that you are in the very best of hands.

Can my business get CIOB status?

Just as individuals work towards Chartered Membership, any organisation that is involved with building can also apply for Chartered Building Company or Chartered Building Consultancy status with CIOB. This badge of honour is validation that the business is professionally managed and operating to high ethical codes. To gain Chartered Company Membership a minimum of 25% of the board need to have full CIOB membership themselves.

How do you become a Fellow of the CIOB?

FCIOB applications are open to senior professionals with 5+ years of leading an organisation, leading people and contributing to the industry, communities or society.

Which NVQs provide access to Membership of the CIOB (MCIOB)?

CADUK offer the following NVQs at Level 6 & 7 that provide access to Membership of The Chartered Institute of Building:

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