AM to CM Bridging Route

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

  • are at least 35 years of age at the time of transfer
  • 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.

Following 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

Applicants should apply for admission to the professional review by the 1 September preceding the examination they intend to enter.

To apply for Chartered membership, you will need to complete the following documents and submit the relevant supporting documentation as listed on the application together with the appropriate fees:

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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