Changes to CIBSE Membership Criteria
Posted: 19 January 2022
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The Engineering Council have updated their competence descriptions and CIBSE application guidance has been changed to reflect this.
The Engineering Council has produced a ‘Summary of Key Changes’ document which explains the updates made and is a useful read (you can download a copy from here: https://www.engc.org.uk/media/3406/uk-spec-fourth-edition-summary-of-key-changes.pdf)
Some notable changes include:
The generic role description for CEng is revised; eg ‘accountability for project, finance and personnel management’ is replaced with ‘responsibility for the financial and planning aspects of projects, sub-projects or tasks’ and ‘leadership and development of other professional staff through management, mentoring or coaching’. The term ‘accountable’ has been interpreted as having formal responsibility in an organisational context, eg a line manager or project manager. This may assist some engineers to apply for their Chartership prior to moving into more formal management roles.
The Fellow grade FCIBSE has been allocated two new criteria to ensure applicants are working at Fellow level. The criteria are F1 – Contribution to the Industry and F2 -Superior Responsibility & Accountability.
CIBSE will also be introducing interview moderation in 2022 to ensure that standards and consistency are being maintained across the globe.
If you think that 2022 is the year to take your professional status to the next level – get started whilst the year is still young.
Updated guidance documents are available for each grade of membership.
For application information on other grades of CIBSE membership click:
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You may also be interested in attending CIBSE ANZ's next Membership webinar to have your questions answered.
Professional Membership Webinar
4pm AEDT/6pm NZT, Wed 2 February 2022
This webinar will provide details of routes into membership, what CIBSE’s academic requirements are, as well as the application process for our Associate grade (with Incorporated Engineer) and Member grade (with Chartered Engineer).