Chartered Member

Chartered Member

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.


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.


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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