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.

If you have an unsubmitted application for Chartered membership, please be aware that we are no longer accepting applications requiring a Technical Report. All other Chartered Member applications should be submitted by 26 February 2021, after which we will be archiving all unsubmitted applications in preparation for the new system.

New Chartered Member applications from those who would have previously been 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 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.


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 accredited by IChemE as satisfying the Engineering Council's requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) you meet the required level.

If your degree is accredited by IChemE as satisfying the Engineering Council's requirements for Incorporated Engineer (IEng), approved by FEANI or the Washington Accord, or non-accredited, we will be implementing an Individual Case Procedure which will allow us to recognise qualifications that are not covered by IChemE's accreditation framework from April 2021. Find out more about the Individual Case Procedure

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 evidence of your technical experience (for those applying via the Individual Case Procedure)
  • 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).


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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