Chartered Member

Chartered Member

Please read: Application system changes

IChemE’s membership processes and related systems are being upgraded as we’re introducing a new application process for Chartered membership. Chartered Member applications requiring a technical report should be submitted by 31 December 2020, all other Chartered Member applications should be submitted by 26 February 2021. After these dates unsubmitted applications will be archived as we will be unable to process them. If you are unsure if you need to submit a technical report please contact the Membership team.

Those that would currently be required to submit a technical report will instead benefit from our new Individual Case Procedure which provides greater recognition of the knowledge and understanding candidates have gained outside of IChemE accredited qualifications.

Our new application system will be available from 1 April 2021.

Learn more about our process improvement project.


Becoming a Chartered Member demonstrates your professional competence and commitment to employers, policy makers, regulators and society.

Those elected to Chartered Member (MIChemE) are also awarded the title Chartered Chemical Engineer – the gold standard in chemical, biochemical and process engineering – which can only be gained through IChemE.

Chartered Members get access to all membership resources plus:

  • peer-reviewed proof of their expertise
  • external validation of their expertise via professional registrations such as Chartered Engineer (CEng), Chartered Scientist (CSci) and Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv)
  • MIChemE post-nominals and Chartered Chemical Engineer title
  • career development opportunities – independently-assessed Chartered Chemical Engineers are often given more responsibility
  • digital Chartered Member logo to use on business cards, email signatures etc.

Requirements

Those applying for Chartered Member need to demonstrate the required levels of:

1. Knowledge and understanding

Candidates should demonstrate an advanced depth and breadth of core chemical engineering knowledge and its applications. If your degree programme(s) is fully-accredited by IChemE you meet the required level.

If your degree is partially accredited by IChemE, approved by FEANI or the Washington Accord, or non-accredited, you may need to submit a technical report to show that your knowledge and understanding meet the required level - our membership team will be able to advise. 

Read more about the knowledge and understanding requirements >>

2. Professional experience

Candidates should demonstrate their experience in applying their knowledge to practical situations, responsibility for technical judgment, a commitment to good practice and to continuing professional development (CPD).

Our Competence and Commitment (C&C) report allows you to provide a concise summary (approx. 3,000 words) of your practical professional experience. All applications for Chartered Member must include a completed C&C report.

See further info about professional experience requirements >>

How to apply

You'll need to provide the following information when you apply online:

  • evidence of your knowledge and understanding ie degree certificate/transcripts and/or technical report (as instructed by the IChemE membership team)
  • a completed C&C report (signed and dated by you and your verifier/s)
  • an up-to-date, detailed CV
  • details of your referees (two Chartered Members or Fellows of IChemE).

Registrations

Chartered Members also qualify for additional professional registrations. When making your application to you can opt for one (or more) of the following:

Once you’ve become a Chartered Member you can also apply for:

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