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Here you can access useful documents relating to the Institution's brand.



Institution logo use

Chartered, Incorporated or Technician Members can apply for a licence to use the Institution logo on certain business materials.

The new licence is awarded and renewed on an annual basis upon payment of the annual Logo licence fee of £50 + VAT. Once your application has been approved, we will make contact to arrange payment.

Please note the Institution logo can only be used on:

  • Headed paper
  • Compliment slips
  • Invoices
  • Statements
  • Practice brochures
  • Premises nameplates
  • Websites
  • Site signboards

Please make sure you read the guidelines then download and complete the logo use application form.


Site signboards 

If you would like to use an Institution signboard, please complete the same logo use application form as above. There are specific guidelines for site signboards. 


Use of member logos



You can no longer display the standard Institution logo in personal contexts – that is either on documents authored by you (like reports, drawings, calculations) or associated with you only (like email signatures, business cards, LinkedIn profiles, social media etc).

To address this need you can now download a special IStructE ‘member logo’.

There are four versions of the logo available:

  • Fellow
  • Chartered Member (Member and Associate)
  • Incorporated-Member
  • Technician Member

See the full member logo guidelines.

Do not crop or alter these files in any way.


Download .zip file of Fellow logos

Chartered Member

Download .zip file of Chartered Member logos


Download .zip file of Incorporated-Member logos

Technican Member

Download .zip file of Technician Member logos




Brand use by Regional Groups



The following guidance and documents are for IStructE Regional Group use only. If you are a Regional Group representative and have any questions about the brand or how to use the documents contact the communications team and we'll be glad to help.

Information and guidance:

Tone of voice quickstart guide

Copywriting style guide

Brand guidelines extract



Below are logos for use in digital/online contexts (IStructE_logo_rgb.jpg) and for commercial printing (IStructE logo cmyk.eps). There are other versions of the logo available for use in special situations. Please contact the marketing team if you think you will need an alternative version.

IStructE logo rgb.jpg 

IStructE logo cmyk.eps 


Word templates:



Formal report 


Short report 


Powerpoint templates:

Presentation ratio 4:3

Presentation ratio 16:9


CPD certificate:

If your Regional Group runs an event or activity that qualifies as CPD, this certificate can be issued to participants as a record of their CPD activity. The file is an editable PDF, so you can insert the name of the participant and details of the activity.

If you are intending to issue the certificate electronically, remember to protect the certificate from future changes. Read about protecting Adobe PDFs with a password here