This arrangement between CIBSE and American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) establishes mutual recognition of their respective requirements for membership.
The agreement provides a fast-track route which enables appropriately qualified members of one organisation to be accorded the appropriate grade of membership of the other.
The following grades of membership are available under the CIBSE/ASHRAE Route:
For CIBSE members applying to ASHRAE:
Member CIBSE -Member ASHRAE
Fellow CIBSE -Member ASHRAE
For ASHRAE members applying to CIBSE:
Member ASHRAE without Professional Engineering Registration - Licentiate CIBSE
Member ASHRAE with Professional Engineering Registration - Member CIBSE
Please note that ASHRAE Members applying for Member of CIBSE are required to hold professional engineering registration with a recognised engineering authority. Please contact the CIBSE membership team to check whether your engineering authority is recognised.
You can watch a 4 minute presentation on the requirements here.
CIBSE members wishing to join ASHRAE via this route are advised to download the application form on the ASHRAE website.
Forms and Factsheets
Please find below a list of authorities that award registration equivalent to CEng for the purpose of this route. Note that this list is not comprehensive.
One of the recognised UK Engineering Institutions
State Licensing Boards
One of the Province/Territory Engineering Associations
Cyprus - Technical Chamber
Associate of German Engineers
Greece - Technical Chamber
Hungary - Chamber of Engineers
Italy - Ordine degli Ingegneri
Malta - Chamber of Engineers
Poland - Technical Chamber
Portugal - Ordem dos Engenheiros
Spain - Ordem dos Engenheiros
Egyptian Engineering Association
Hong Kong Institution of Engineers
Korean Professional Engineers Association
Malaysia - Board of Professional Engineers
Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand
Pakistan Engineering Council
Philippines - Professional Regulation Commission
Saudi Council of Engineers
Singapore - Professional Engineers Board
Engineering Council of South Africa
Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka
Trinidad & Tobago - Board of Engineering