Applying for membership

Once you have decided which grade of membership to apply for you will need to complete and return the appropriate form.

To apply for Chartership please visit the Chartership webpage.

To apply for Fellowship please visit the Fellowship webpage.

Supporting your application

We strongly encourage you to make use of the additional resources we have created to support you in the application process. If you are still a little unsure, then visit the ‘Which Membership grade is best for me?’ page or contact us to discuss your situation.

Whatever membership grade you choose, all successful applicants are required to abide by our Member Regulations and Code of Professional Conduct, so it is a good idea to download and read these before submitting your application:

If you are applying for Qualifying, Associate or Full membership you are required to assess your current level of competence using the CIEEM Competency Framework. We would also advise you to watch the short video CIEEM’s Competency Framework.

Please be aware that the Competency Framework has been revised. Any applications for membership received before 5th August 2019 and therefore completed using the previous version of the Competency Framework will be assessed against that version of it. All applications received after this date will be assessed against the new Framework. If you have been working on an application and are yet to submit it, please review the new Competency Framework to ensure that your application still demonstrates your competence.

In addition, applicants applying for Associate or Full membership are strongly encouraged to read the Guidance for Individuals applying for membership and watch the short video for more information about the application and assessment processes.

Applicants may also find these Examples of Appropriate Justifications for Claimed Levels of Competence useful.

The ‘Myth-Busting the Membership Application Process’ and ‘Evidencing your Competence Effectively’ In Practice articles provide answers and clarification on a number frequently asked questions to do with the application process.

All sponsors of applicants are required to read the Guidance for Sponsors and are strongly encouraged to familiarise themselves with the other documents above.