Qualified Through Experience
The CIOB has a route to membership tailored for those who have worked within the built environment for a number of years and who have a sound understanding of construction disciplines.
There are two options for coming into CIOB membership via this route depending on the amount of time you have been working within the built environment and your level of expertise.
- Typically five years' experience within the built environment with experience of managing people, processes and technology, or
- Typically ten years' experience in a senior management role within the built environment which includes significant responsibilities for people, finances or technical change
If you have five or more years' experience, you can apply for the CIOB's Experienced Practitioner Assessed (EPA) Programme.
On completing the EPA programme, you will be eligible to apply for the Professional Review.
If you have ten or more years' experience, you can apply for the new combined Experienced Practitioner Assessed Report (EPAR) / Professional Review (PR) route.
For further guidance please refer to the EPA and EPAR/PR assessment criteria documents attached below.
Please note: Successful completion of the EPA or EPAR / PR Part A assessment of experience will allow you to apply for Associate membership. However, ACIOB membership will be restricted to three years to progress through the Part A to completing Part B.
Successful completion of the EPA Part B assignments and examinations will allow you to apply for Incorporate (ICIOB) membership on provision that you pay the Professional Review fee to demonstrate your commitment to attaining chartered membership. However, ICIOB membership will be restricted to two years in order to encourage you to proceed to EPA Part C - the Professional Review - the final step to chartered membership.
As the EPAR / PR Part B and Part C is now combined the above two year restriction will not apply.
CASE STUDY: PAUL JAFFRAY FCIOB
Having worked in the construction industry for over 25 years, Paul Jaffray, a project manager for BAM Construction Ltd, knows a thing or two about how the power of personal development and mentoring can bring career success.
Being awarded a CIOB Fellowship in 2009 was understandably quite an honour for the 46-year-old, but he says there are other aspects of his role, such as mentoring new graduates, which give him a much bigger reward.
"We encourage all our new members on the graduate scheme to join the CIOB and progress through to full corporate membership. I assist them by taking them through the process involved in developing through the CIOB structure. I find mentoring and encouraging these young people incredibly satisfying and rewarding."
Student, graduate, experienced professional or just starting your career?
Whatever your background we have the route for you