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Membership Grades

First time applicant?

New applications are welcomed from those who meet the relevant competencies and can demonstrate this during their application and interview process.

Do I need a degree to join CICES?

A degree is not required to join the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors.

Typically, successful applicants possess one or more of the following attributes:

  • Appropriate experience
  • Relevant academic qualifications
  • Genuine interest in the construction industry
  • A wish to be associated with the Institution

But this list is by no means exhaustive, or a set of pre-requisites for joining.

Many CICES members have no university degree and are still able to enjoy the same numerous benefits as graduates.

Thanks to our various entry level and professional grades, applicants can join at one level, then upgrade to another once they have met the requirements for the next one.

Existing member upgrade/reinstatement?

Members wishing to upgrade their membership should chose from the list below and download the relevant quick guide. Each quick guide has instructions on what forms and procedures to follow.

Quick guides for first time applicants

Click the Grade headings below to obtain a quick guide to that grade.

Grade Designation Application Fee Annual Subscription
Student No designation nil nil
Affiliate No designation nil £121.00
Associate (Apprenticeship) ACInstCES £75.00 £121.00
Associate (Historical) ACInstCES n/a £299.00*
Graduate (0-3 years) GCInstCES £75.00 £121.00**
Graduate GCInstCES £75.00 £201.00
Technical TCInstCES £125.00 £226.00
Member MCInstCES £195.00 £299.00
Fellow FCInstCES £195.00 £397.00






* Historic grade which can no longer be applied for.  If you are at this grade and wish to upgrade to Member, please see quick guide below.
** reduced subscription fee of £121.00 available to those who have graduated within the last three years.

For a summary of all the grades and the documentation required click here

Existing member upgrade/reinstatement?

Members wishing to upgrade their membership should chose from the list below and download the relevant quick guide. Each quick guide has instructions on what forms and procedures to follow.

Upgrade application Upgrade fee Annual Subscription
Associate to full Member Route nil £299.00
Student/Affiliate to Graduate nil £121.00*
Student/Affiliate/Graduate to Technical Member £95.00 £226.00
Affiliate/Graduate/Technical Member to Member £140.00 £299.00
Member to Fellow £140.00 £397.00
Retired Member   £69.00
Reinstatement £75.00** see subscription fees

Countries/areas eligible for discounted subscription fees 2022 – click here

* No application fee, plus a reduced subscription of £121.00 for the first three years, full rate thereafter.
** Reinstatement fee applies to Technical Member, Associate Member, Member and Fellow. No fee for Affiliate and Graduate members.

Existing members who are experiencing difficulty in paying their subscription fees, may apply for a temporary reduction to their annual subscription. Click here for an application form.

Have a question about applying or upgrading?

Tel: +44 (0)161 972 3100
Email: applications@cices.org