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CIOB Membership through LABC

Applicants without a honours degreeCIOB Membership

The Chartered Membership Programme (CMP), is a route to MCIOB for individuals significant experience but who lack formal qualifications at honours degree level.

The programme is made up of four modules designed to give learners the specialist knowledge and skills required to manage construction projects effectively from a building control perspective. Delegates who pass their assessments can then apply to take part in a professional review which is the final step to gaining MCIOB membership.

How to apply

As part of the application process applicants will need to include a copy of their CV to prove qualifications and experience. For a list of the course start dates and to apply to join the course, contact LABC's L&D team at

Course Modules

  • Construction Technology
  • Management
  • Contracts and Commercial Practice 
  • Health, Safety and the Environment


At the end of the programme, learners will complete an open book assessment either in June or November.  A construction project scenario and drawings will be provided to learners who will then answer four building control questions relating to the four modules above. Students will have 10 days to submit their answers through LABC's learning management system (our virtual learning environment). This format allows learners to use resources of their choice to complete the exam.

The Professional Review

LABC will be able to give advice and support on the completion of professional review applications. This is an assessment of competence and the final stage of gaining Chartered membership at the CIOB. CIOB charges a fee of around £300 for conducting the professional review.