The other element of Professional Review is the relevant exam.
The interview tests your ability and ensures that you have satisfied all the core objectives within your Initial Professional Development (IPD).
You may attempt the interview before or after the exam, depending on what suits you best.
The interview normally lasts between 60 and 90 minutes. This includes around 10 minutes for you to make a presentation that explains how you have met your IPD objectives.
Reviewers will try to help you by asking appropriate questions, but it's essential that you can demonstrate how you have achieved all of your core objectives.
Please note that for 2022 all interviews will be conducted online, your Regional Group will contact you to advise you of their preferred digital platform (e.g. Microsoft Teams or Zoom).
You'll need to click on the Apply Now button (when available) and have ready the following documents:
You will then be contacted by your Regional Group, who will request your portfolio of work and set a date for your interview. Please note that all interviews will be conducted remotely, and you will be advised by your Regional Group of their preferred digital platform (e.g. Microsoft Teams or Zoom).
More information on the core objectives, what to include in your e-portfolio and additional information can be found on the Initial Professional Development page.
Submit your Expression of Interest form at any time during the year to start the online process
If you want to take the interview, submit your associated documents by the following dates*:
Chartered and Associate-Membership
Hong Kong - 1 April.
UK and Rest of the World – 1 September.
*A late fee of £180 will be added to all applications received after the deadline. We will not accept any applications after 12 September.
We will be holding the interviews for Chartered and Associate-Members in the normal schedule, normally between October and December (unless otherwise arranged with the Institution). However, please note that due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, your interview will be conducted remotely.
Usually scheduled between May and August.
Videos and practical guidance to help you build your portfolio and prepare for interview.
The following example scenarios were designed to test your understanding of how to manage ethical issues.
All members of the Institution of Structural Engineers should subscribe to the Statement of Ethical Principles.
Provides an overview of whistleblowing and how to raise a concern.