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) 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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
- Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv)
- Professional Process Safety Engineer
- European Engineer (EUR ING)
- Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme Lead Energy Assessor (ESOS LEA)
Apply for Chartered MemberStart your application
- read more about our knowledge and understanding requirements
- find out how to demonstrate your professional experience
- read our C&C report guidance
- attend a member group 'Get Chartered' event
- watch our 'Get Chartered' recorded webinars
- discover the benefits of having a mentor.
- if you have any questions or need further information, contact email@example.com.