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Membership Grades

First time applicant?


New applications are welcomed from those who have the appropriate academic qualifications and experience, as well as from applicants who have a genuine interest in the construction industry and wish to be associated with the institution.

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.

First time applicant?

New applications are welcomed from those who have the appropriate academic qualifications and experience, as well as from applicants who have a genuine interest in the construction industry and wish to be associated with the institution.

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