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Associate Grade

The work of an ACIBSE is characterised by the ability to act as exponents of today’s technology through creativity and innovation. You may:

  • Maintain and manage applications of current and developing technology
  • Undertake engineering design and development
  • Be engaged in engineering manufacture, construction and operation.

Eligibility for ACIBSE requires you to be engaged in technical and commercial leadership and possess effective interpersonal skills. You will exhibit a personal and professional commitment to society, to your profession, and to the environment. This grade is achievable if you can demonstrate that you have the required professional experience and competence for ACIBSE.

Candidates who meet the academic standard for IEng can apply for registration with the Engineering Council. Please note applicants can still achieve ACIBSE without the exemplifying qualifications if they have the relevant experience.

Standard/Alternative Route

This route requires candidates to demonstrate their competence through the submission of an engineering practice report (and supplementary documentation), followed by an interview assessment.

There are two UK application closing dates per year, February and August. Applications will be accepted throughout the year, however, interviews will be held during two designated interview periods each year. (April / May & October / November)

Overseas interviews will be held throughout the year therefore closing dates do not apply for candidates based outside the UK.

Before applying online:
​Please ensure you have the following documents (in separate files) as you will be required to provide and submit them online. Please see factsheet A20 for details on the requirements and factsheet A21 for the competence criteria:

  • Qualification Certificates (and Transcripts) in English, signed by your sponsor
  • 4000-5000 word Engineering Practice Report
  • CV
  • Organisational Chart – clearly indicating your position within your company
  • Development Action Plan
  • ACIBSE/ACIBSE IEng Demonstration of Competencies statement – completed by your sponsor
  • Sponsor’s name and email
  • Your ID (passport, driver’s licence, national identity card)
  • Debit or credit card – the application fee and interview fee will be payable at the final stage of your online application. The application fee will be waived for current CIBSE members, please ensure your current membership subscription fee has been paid. Please see www.cibse.org/fees for our current application, interview, subscription and EC registration fees

Apply online using the link(s) below:

Application for ACIBSE/ACIBSE IEng

Once you have clicked the link to the appropriate application form, you will be prompted to sign in or register for a MyCIBSE user account before proceeding to our online application form. If you are new to CIBSE, please continue to register as a new user.

Please do not register for a new account if you:

  • Are a current CIBSE member
  • Are a previous CIBSE member
  • Have previously set up an account to make any purchases from CIBSE or CIBSE Services e.g. publications, event tickets or registration, training courses etc.

You should log in using your existing MyCIBSE account. If you have any issues logging in, please contact the Membership Department.

Please refer to the following documents to help with your application.

Technical Report Route

This is the second stage of the Alternative Route for those that don't hold the required academic qualifications for IEng registration with the Engineering Council (UK). Once you have gained ACIBSE you can go through our Technical Report Route (TRR) to gain IEng registration.

Engineering Council Registration Only

This is the second stage of the Alternative route for those who have undertaken appropriate further learning to Bachelors level and wish to apply for IEng Registration. You must currently hold ACIBSE to gain this registration with the Engineering Council.

Before applying online:
Please ensure you have the following documents (in separate files) as you will be required to provide and submit them online. Once you have clicked the link to the appropriate application form, you will be required to sign in using your existing MyCIBSE account:

  • Qualification Certificates (and Transcripts) in English, signed by your sponsor
  • 4000-5000 word Engineering Practice Report
  • CV
  • Organisational Chart – clearly indicating your position within your company
  • Development Action Plan
  • Demonstration of Competencies – completed by your sponsor
  • Sponsor’s name and email
  • Your ID (passport, driver’s licence, national identity card)
  • Debit or credit card – the interview fee will be payable at the final stage of your online application. Please ensure your current membership subscription fee has been paid. Please see www.cibse.org/fees for our current application, interview, subscription and EC registration fees

Application for IEng registration only


Fast Track Routes

The following routes are for indviduals that have already demonstrated their competence with another recognised engineering authority. An interview is not required for the routes below, therefore applications can be submitted at any time during the year.

IEng Route

If you already hold IEng registration with the Engineering Council, you may be able to apply for ACIBSE via our fast track route. Applicants are asked to demonstrate their competence at IEng level in the building services engineering field through the submission of a 2000 word competence statement and supporting documentation.
 
Once you have submitted your application it will be reviewed by our staff and then sent to the Membership Panel for a final verdict. The Panel meet once every two months to assess applications.

Before applying online:
​Please ensure you have the following documents (in separate files) as you will be required to provide and submit them online. Please see factsheet A20 for details on the requirements and factsheet A21 for the competence criteria:

  • Engineering Council Certificate and Registration Number.
  • CV.
  • Organisational Chart – clearly indicating your position within your company.
  • Development Action Plan.
  • 2000 word Competence Statement – reviewed by your sponsor.
  • Sponsor’s name and email.
  • Debit or credit card – the application fee will be payable at the final stage of your online application. Please see www.cibse.org/fees for our current application, interview, subscription and EC registration fees.

Apply online using the link below:

Application for candidates already holding IEng registration

 

European Directive Route

Watch a 5 minute presentation on the requirements here

The European Directive Route is open to those who are already registered as a professional engineer by a recognised European Engineering Institution and who wish to join CIBSE at the Associate grade. Applicants must demonstrate their competence at IEng level in the Building Services Engineering field.

Before applying online:
​Please ensure you have the following documents (in separate files) as you will be required to provide and submit them online:

  • Qualification Certificates (and Transcripts) in English.
  • Engineering Authority Registration Certificate.
  • CV.
  • 2000 Word Competence Statement.
  • Organisation Chart.
  • Development Action Plan.
  • Sponsor’s name and email.
  • Debit or credit card – the application fee will be payable at the final stage of your online application. Please see www.cibse.org/fees for our current application, interview, subscription and EC registration fees.

Apply online using the link below:

Application for EU Directive Route