AM to CM Bridging Route

Asociate-Members who wish to apply for Chartered membership through this route will be required to demonstrate that they:

  • have experience in appointments of increasing responsibility in structural engineering over a period of at least 15 years
  • have met the standards required in the Institution's core objectives for Initial Professional Development (IPD) for Chartered Membership (and CEng registration)
  • have attained a level of competence comparable to their contemporaries who are Chartered structural engineers
  • have maintained and updated their professional knowledge and skills on a continuous basis (CPD)

Eligible candidates will be permitted to take the Chartered Membership Professional Review, incorporating the Professional Review Interview (PRI) and the Chartered Membership Examination in any order they wish. 

Following completion of both the PRI and the Exam, successful candidates will become Chartered Members of the Institution (MIStructE) and will be entitled to use the designation 'Chartered Structural Engineer'.

How to apply

Candidates can submit their Expression of Interest Form (Form EOI (CM)) at any time during the year and will be entered into the first available PRI or Exam, based on their preference indicated on the form, subject to deadlines:

  • For PRI in October/November: candidates must submit Forms EOI (CM) and PRI (CM) by 1 September
  • For January Examination: candidates must submit Form EOI (CM) by 1 October
  • For July Examination: candidates must submit Form EOI (CM) by 1 April 
  • PRI in Hong Kong: candidates in Hong Kong must submit their EOI (CM) and PRI (CM) forms by 1 April to sit their PRI in May/June
NB: Candidates only need to submit their Expression of Interest (EOI) form once to indicate their preference. 


The Institution has obtained confirmation from the Engineering Council that candidates who have followed this route will be acceptable for registration as Chartered Engineers (CEng).

Having attained the standard for Chartered membership, the Institution's council does not consider that it is appropriate for applicants to continue to be registered as Incorporated Engineers (IEng) and the Institution will therefore discontinue registration as IEng for members qualifying through this route.

For further advice and guidance please contact the Membership department.

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