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Concessionary rates are only available to MCIOB and FCIOB members.

Subscription fee freeze

CIOB has been working closely with members throughout the Coronavirus pandemic to ensure support is available to all members during this difficult time.

Our board of trustees have confirmed that all memberships prices will be frozen at 2020 levels – there is no increase in subscription for members renewing for 2021.

If you are experiencing particular hardship due to COVID-19, find out more about the personal support we can offer members.

Pro-rata subscriptions

Our subscription year runs from 1 January to 31 December. Members joining from the 1 February each year will be eligible for a pro-rata subscription.

Pro-rata subscriptions are calculated on a monthly basis across the year based on the full year subscription.

Subscription Rates

2021 Subscription*
Student - Full timeFree
Student - Part time¥298
Retired - Under 75 years¥533
Retired - Over 75 yearsFree
Fellowship Assessment Fees¥6,099
Member - Academic´1,153
Applicant - Academic´992
Fellow - Academic´1,345

Other Fees

Admission Fee: 
Professional Review: 
NVQ7 Professional Review Fee: 
Individual Assessment Fee: 
Award Ceremony: 
¥479 (Guests ¥566)
Replacement Membership Card: 
Replacement Membership Certificate: 

Professional Development Programme

Registration Fee: 
Final Assessment Fee: 

Chartered Membership Programme (CMP)

Regulated Qualifications

Level 3 and 4 Unit Registration: 
Level 3 Diploma in Site Supervisory Studies: 
Level 4 Diploma in Site Management Studies: 

Chartered Environmentalist Fees

Registration Fee: 

Other Fee Information

*If you hold dual membership of both CIOB and CIAT you may be eligible for reduced rates

¬ Academic rates are available to education professionals whose income is derived from the teaching of building or construction related courses in the education sector.


Heritage Annual Subscription¥893
Heritage Certification - Certified Assessment Fee¥2,679
Heritage Certification - Proficient Assessment Fee¥2,679
Heritage Certification – Registered Assessment Fee¥1,786

Chartered Building Companies

Under £1 Million¥3,019
£1 - £5 Million¥4,846
£5 - £25 Million¥9,684
£25 - £50 Million¥12,068
Over £50 Million¥18,114
Admission Fee - Under £5 Million¥1,623
Admission Fee - Over £5 Million¥2,839

Chartered Building Consultancies

1 Professional Staff¥1,129
2 to 3 Professional Staff¥2,305
4 to 5 Professional Staff¥3.929
6 to 8 Professional Staff¥7,763
9 to 12 Professional Staff¥9,817
13 to 35 Professional Staff¥15,408
26+ Professional Staff¥18,466
Admission Fee - 1 to 3 Professional Staff¥1,623
Admission Fee - 3+ Professional Staff¥2,839

Grade descriptions

Chartered Member

Chartered Membership is our most popular membership grade and it brings with it many benefits, including the right to use MCIOB as a post-nominal designation. Chartered Members also recieve access to over 500 events every year, free CPD resources from the Academy, and access to our Library Information Service.


The Fellowship Grade is the highest award offered by the CIOB. Fellows are amongst the most experienced and knowledgeable professionals in the industry and the highly sought after post-nominal designation, FCIOB, is proof of this. Fellowship also brings benefits such as career progression, promotion, higher salaries and a wider range of job opportunities. 


Student membership is our entry point into membership for those who are either studying full-time or part-time. Student membership gives you access to a wealth of resources to support you in your transition to a worthwhile career in construction. 

Payment Options - China

We make paying your membership fees easy by giving you the option to pay by bank transfer, over the telephone, or by sending us a cheque. See below to find out more about these payment options.

Pay by bank transfer

You can pay by bank transfer in Chinese Renminbi. 


Please contact your local Customer Service team; Chongqing on 0086 23 6370 6360, Shanghai on 0086 21 6133 1849 or Beijing on 0086 10 6528 1070 for more details.

Pay over the telephone

Call your local Customer Services team; Chongqing on 0086 23 6370 6360, Shanghai on 0086 21 6133 1849 or Beijing on 0086 10 6528 1070 to pay in Chinese Renminbi by debit or credit card.

Pay by cheque

To pay by cheque, please call your local Customer Service team; Chongqing on 0086 23 6370 6360, Shanghai on 0086 21 6133 1849 or Beijing on 0086 10 6528 1070 for more information.