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CIBSE’s Appeal Procedure


This page provides guidance on the appeals procedure for unsuccessful candidates who followed one of the following routes or assessment processes:

  • Standard / Alternative Membership Routes
  • Individual Case Procedure / Qualifications Assessment
  • Technical Report Route / Experiential Learning Route

Appeals Procedure

To submit an appeal, please complete and return the CIBSE Appeal Form

An official appeal must be submitted in writing to the membership team within three months of receiving your result.

The grounds on which you can make an appeal are:

  • Administrative procedures were not followed by CIBSE.
  • The interview was conducted inappropriately.
  • An unforeseen event occurred prior to or during the interview/assessment.

Your appeal letter will need to substantiate these grounds as the Panel would need to understand the nature of why you think due process was not followed in its normal robust way.

What happens next?

Your written appeal, original application and any additional documentation (such as interview documentation) will be reviewed and further information may be requested at this time.

If it is deemed that a case exists, all documentation will be sent to the Appeals Panel for review.

The Appeals Panel will be made of three members from the Membership & Registration Panel.

The Result

The final decision of the Panel will be sent in writing within three months of receipt of your written appeal. The result will be one of three options:

  1. Re-interview / Re-assessment

If a re-interview / re-assessment is awarded, it will be arranged by CIBSE HQ.
Note: No additional interview/assessment fees will be charged.

  1. No grounds for appeal
If it is decided that there are no grounds for appeal, the Panel’s decision will be final and the file will be closed.

  1. Uphold the appeal

If the appeal is upheld, your status will be updated and the appropriate documentation will be sent.

If you have any questions regarding this process please contact the Membership and Registration Manager at                  or on +44 (0) 208 772 3650