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Membership Guidance

Our extensive range of online resources will help you discover how to become a member of ICE and support you on your way to professional qualification.

ICE offers a range of options to help you become professionally qualified as an Engineering Technician, Incorporated or Chartered Engineer.

Introduction to ICE Professional Qualifications

Our short introductory video will help you find the option that's best for you.

When you know which one to pursue, choose the options below for more detailed advice.

Or, if you need some guidance on your next step, get in touch with the team at our Membership Support Centre.

VIDEO: Background to ICE Professional Qualifications by Dr. Donna Surgeoner MEng CEng MICE.

VIDEO: Background to ICE Professional Qualifications by Dr. Donna Surgeoner MEng CEng MICE.

Membership support and guidance

Whether you're just beginning your studies or an apprenticeship in civil engineering, are working towards a professional qualification, or are operating at the top of the profession, you'll find advice and guidance to help you.

ICE Membership

ICE offers membership grades for everyone working and studying in the built environment. In the early stages of your career? Join as a student or graduate member. Further on in your career? ICE Fellowship, the highest grade of membership, recognises the significant contribution you’ve made to society.

Initial professional development (IPD)

In the early stages of your career, you need to complete IPD formally before you can apply for the incorporated or the chartered professional review, or the chartered professional review progressive

Academic base not at the level you need to formally complete IPD?

You might need to consider Experiential Learning, or the Further Learning Exam first or you could consider the Technical Report Route


Already professionally qualified with another EC-licensed organisation or elsewhere? You may be able to use a recognition route.

Discuss your membership options with us today

For expert advice on your next step to professional qualification, our Membership Support Team are here to help.