See our Covid-19 updates for Membership



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

2020 subscriptionCIAT* rates
Student - Full timeFreeFree
Student - Part time£38£38
Retired - Under 75 years£68£68
Retired - Over 75 yearsFreeFree
Fellowship Assessment Fee£700£700
Member - Academic¬£147£110
Applicant - Academic¬£127£95
Fellow - Academic¬£172£129

Other Fees

Admission Fee: 
Professional Review: 
NVQ7 Professional Review Fee: 
Individual Assessment Fee: 
Award Ceremony: 
£55 (Guests £65)
Replacement Membership Card: 
Replacement Membership Certificate: 

Professional Development Programme

Registration Fee: 
Final Assessment Fee: 

Chartered Membership Programme (CMP)

Registration Fee: 
Exam Fee: 

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.


Annual Subscription£103
Heritage Certification - Certified Assessment Fee£308
Heritage Certification - Proficient Assessment Fee£308
Heritage Certification – Registered Assessment Fee£205

Chartered Building Companies

Under £1 Million£385UK VAT Excluded
£1 - £5 Million£618UK VAT Excluded
£5 - £25 Million£1,235UK VAT Excluded
£25 - £50 Million £1,539UK VAT Excluded
Over £50 Million£2,310UK VAT Excluded
Admission Fee - Under £5 Million£207UK VAT Excluded
Admission Fee - Over £5 Million £362UK VAT Excluded

Chartered Building Consultancies

1 Professional Staff£144UK VAT Excluded
2 to 3 Professional Staff£294UK VAT Excluded
4 to 5 Professional Staff£501UK VAT Excluded
6 to 8 Professional Staff£990UK VAT Excluded
9 to 12 Professional Staff£1,252UK VAT Excluded
13 to 25 Professional Staff£1,965UK VAT Excluded
26+ Professional Staff£2,355UK VAT Excluded
Admission Fee - 1 to 3 Staff£207UK VAT Excluded
Admission Fee - 3+ Staff£362UK VAT Excluded

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 - Ireland

We make paying your membership fees easy by giving you the option to pay online, by direct debit (for UK bank account holders only), over the telephone, or by sending us a cheque. 

CIOB will only accept payment of Ireland membership fees and subscriptions in pounds sterling (GBP).

See below to find out more about these payment options.

Pay online

You can pay online in pounds sterling using a debit or credit card via members portal. (Please note your bank may charge you for this service). You will be able to download your receipt from the website the next day.


We accept Mastercard, Visa, Visa Debit, Visa Electron, Diners Club, JCB and Maestro. This includes prepaid debit & credit cards. 

We do not accept American Express payments.

Pay by phone

Call the Customer Services team on +44 (0) 1344 630 700 to pay in pounds sterling by debit or credit card. (Please note your bank may charge you for this service).

We accept Mastercard, Visa, Visa Debit, Visa Electron, Diners Club, JCB and Maestro. This includes prepaid debit & credit cards. We do not accept American Express.

Pay by instalment plan

If you wish to pay in pounds sterling via a 6 monthly instalment plan (January – June), please contact the Customer Services team for an application form, which must be completed, signed and returned to the CIOB by email by 1 December of current year.

Pay by cheque (in £)

Please make your pound sterling cheque payable to The Chartered Institute of Building and post to:

Subscriptions Department,


1 Arlington Square,

Downshire Way,


RG12 1WA

United Kingdom


Please quote your membership number on the back, so that we can allocate the payment to your account.