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Fellow (FCIBSE)

Fellowship is the most senior grade of CIBSE membership and as such you will:

  • Have reached a position of superior responsibility
  • Be contributing significantly to the industry
  • Have accountability for decisions on the design, management and financial implications of engineering projects
  • Have proven expertise in one or more specialist sectors
  • Have an understanding of the broad field of building services engineering.

Applications are accepted throughout the year. For extra support with your application, find out what services are available.

FCIBSE Application Guidance

The application guidance covers:

  • Eligibility
  • Competence criteria
  • CEng requirements
  • Application Documents required
  • Interview Process
  • Member to Fellow transfer requirements

Please note: There is more than one route into FCIBSE or FCIBSE with CEng registration. If you do not hold an accredited qualification you can still apply for Chartered Engineer status through our alternative route.

You can also go the fast-track route and transfer to Fellow grade if you are an existing MCIBSE member.

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Ready to apply?

Prepare the following documents (in separate files) before starting your online application:

  • Qualification Certificates (and transcripts) in English
  • 4000-5000 word Engineering Practice Report
  • CV
  • Organisational Chart – clearly indicating your role
  • Development Action Plan
  • FCIBSE Demonstration of Competences - statement completed by your Sponsor
  • Sponsor’s name and email address
  • Your ID (passport, driver’s licence, national identity card)
  • Debit or credit card – you will pay the application fee and interview fee at the final stage. The application fee will be waived for current CIBSE members.


There is more than one route into our Fellow (FCIBSE) grade. Please ensure you select the relevant route below.


Applications for FCIBSE or FCIBSE CEng.

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Member to Fellow Transfer

Applications for the transfer from MCIBSE to FCIBSE.

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Useful information

Your sponsor

Your Engineering Practice Report

Sample reports

Member benefits

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Membership Fees

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The Fellows Network

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Applicant support

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Any questions?

Explore our FAQs pages for more information about how to join CIBSE, the membership types, the application process for professional registration, or other enquiries you might have.

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