While you’re a Graduate Member take time to record all your activities and experience.
When you have completed your IPD - this normally takes around four years - you can apply to become a Member of IStructE through a professional review, which will assess your experience, skills and knowledge.
You may need to confirm your degree meets our requirements for the Member grade. We’re happy to help you if you have questions about your qualifications.
It’s not easy to pass the professional review. That’s because Chartered Membership is one of the world’s most widely acknowledged markers of technical and professional excellence. Get as prepared as you can:
The review has two parts:
The interview - these take place between October and December.
The exam - there are exams in January and July.
You can apply to take either the interview or exam first, at whatever time suits you best.
If you fail the first part (say, the interview) you can still go on to attempt the next part (the exam) and try the interview again at the next opportunity.
Once you have passed your exam the result stands permanently.
Once you have passed your review the result stands for three years.
When you pass both elements of your professional review you will be elected as a Chartered Structural Engineer at the next meeting of the Membership Committee.
You should wait no longer than nine months to be elected. We will contact you to let you know when you can start using the MIStructE designation after your name.