More qualifications for civil engineers

Former ICE President, Paul Jowett visiting a construction site

From becoming a chartered manager (CMgr), to gaining legal qualifications, we provide and support a number of additional qualifications to help you continue your professional development.

Becoming an incorporated or chartered engineer is a great achievement, but you don't have to stop there. ICE has other qualifications that can help you take your career even further.

You can do this in several ways, from qualifying as a chartered manager and getting credit for your senior management skills, to qualifying in specialist subjects like law and contracts.

Below you can find information about a range of different qualifications available to qualified civil engineers.

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Accredited Project Manager Project Management Qualification (APMP)

The APM Project Management Qualification is designed to provide you with a broad level of project management knowledge and skills to assist you in managing large or small projects.

What are the benefits?

The qualification is recognised nationally and internationally and provides a solid understanding of the current best practice methodology. It meets the requirements of the Association of Project Management's Body of Knowledge. It has also been mapped to the key ICE attributes for Chartered and Incorporated Engineers and to the Technician Standards for Engineering Technicians, important if you're training towards a Professional Review.

What does the course involve?

This is a Blended Learning course, consisting of online self-study and two days of classroom preparation for the exam itself.

Who is it for?

It is aimed at all those transitioning into project management and those who are managing projects for the first time.

How much does it cost?

£1150 + VAT inclusive of exam fees.

Where can I find out more?

Find out more by visiting the ICE Training website.

Got a question?

If you've got any questions about our APMP qualification then please feel free to contact us, and we'll be happy to help.

e: jane.noakes@icetraining.org.uk

Chartered environmentalist (CEnv)

If your work has a strong focus on sustainability, or you're an environmental engineer, you could also become professionally qualified as a chartered environmentalist (CEnv).

Find out more about what CEnv is

ICE awards this title on behalf of the Society for the Environment (SocEnv), the leading coordinating professional body on environmental matters.

Why become a chartered environmentalist?

  • You can use the letters 'CEnv' after your name, which recognise your achievement
  • It shows the industry you have specialist knowledge on the environment
  • It proves you can skilfully apply the principles of sustainable environmental management to your work
  • It's a sensible way to add to your qualifications when you already have the experience

How can I become a chartered environmentalist?

You'll need to:

  • Be an ICE Member (MICE) or Fellow (FICE)
  • Have the right qualifications – a relevant master's level degree or equivalent level of knowledge
  • Show how you've gained your experience through environmental professional development (EPD)
  • Pass ICE’s Chartered Environmentalist Professional Review (CEPR). This assesses whether you have the right knowledge, skills and experience in sustainable management of the environment

Contact us to find out more and apply

Got a question?

If you've got any questions about the Chartered Environmentalist qualification, then please feel free to contact us, and we'll be happy to help.

e: professional.reviews@ice.org.uk

Chartered manager

Chartered manager (CMgr) is the highest management qualification.

Awarded by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), chartered manager recognises your professional management and leadership experience. This will complement your expertise as a civil engineer.

Chartered manager for IEng and CEng members

If you're an ICE member and either a chartered engineer (CEng) or incorporated engineer (IEng), with five years or more management experience, you can use the CMI's qualified route.

Discounted CMI membership

We’ve also negotiated a special rate for ICE members taking up this offer. If your application is successful you’ll receive a 50% discount on your annual CMI membership fees, for as long as you're an ICE member.

Why become a chartered manager?

  • It recognises your ability to manage and lead, and your technical and professional expertise
  • It makes you highly employable and helps you stand out from the competition
  • It's a great personal achievement and can increase your confidence as a manager and leader
  • It could open up more opportunities for you at work

How will my employer benefit?

Chartered managers are a great investment. Employers can rely on them to be consistent in everything they do. They work to a high standard, and play a key part in delivering objectives, putting theory into practice and driving organisations forward.

Chartered managers can also help to win business, by providing quality assurance to potential clients when tendering bids.

How to become a chartered manager

The application and assessment process is very straightforward:

  • Fill in a short online application form – choose your preferred assessment method (written or professional discussion) and pay the application fee by credit or debit card (see the fees below)
  • Receive assessment form and assessor which will be assigned to you by CMI
  • Complete the assessment form – (either in writing or by phone, depending on your preferred assessment method) with advice from your CMI assessor
  • Do a final interview by telephone
  • Receive your result – CMI will check your evidence with your line manager or colleague and then confirm your result

You have 12 months to complete the assessment process, but could become a chartered manager within six weeks.

Fees

Depending on your experience, you can apply to be a chartered member (MCMI CMgr) or chartered fellow (FCMI CMgr). Your yearly discounted membership fee will be:

  • £83.50 for members
  • £98.00 for fellows

To get the discounted fee, you need to:

  • Be IEng or CEng qualified with ICE
  • Apply through CMI's qualified route
  • Be an ICE member

There's also an assessment fee, which depends on the assessment method you choose when applying:

  • £295 plus VAT for the written assessment
  • £495 plus VAT for the professional discussion

Find out more

Download our Frequently Asked Questions or contact us either by email at cmgr@ice.org.uk or by phone on +44 (0) 207 665 2169 for more information.

Apply online

Isn't it time you were recognised for your management as well as civil engineering skills?

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Learn more about being a Chartered Manager

If you're looking for more information about becoming a Chartered Manager, then why not attend a free ICE / CMI webinar. Register your interest in joining the next webinar by emailing us at cmgr@ice.org.uk.

You can also watch the recording of our last webinar held on 1 December 2016. It covered all aspects of the dedicated ICE pathway, including benefits and application process.

Start your application now

Boost your career by gaining CMgr qualification in as little as six weeks!

There are just three easy steps:

  1. Fill in the short online application form and pay the fee
  2. Complete an assessment form
  3. Do a written or telephone interview

Start today!

Or contact us either by email at cmgr@ice.org.uk or by phone on 0207 665 2169 for more information.

Meet a Chartered Manager - Robert Vasek

Robert Vasek
Robert Vasek, MEng IEng MICE CMgr MCMI

I’ve been working within the development team of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff since graduating from UCL in 2006 and am now a Principal Engineer.

I mainly work on the transport elements of proposed developments, but occasionally also on large public sector infrastructure projects. It’s been exciting to play a part in the Crossrail Bond Street Station, the Shard and the London Bridge Station regeneration developments.

I applied for the chartered manager qualification (CMgr) to help me demonstrate the non-technical (i.e. non-engineering) aspects of my skills set, in particular as a project manager and a line manager.

After using the pre-assessment tool, I decided that I was at the right level to go for it. I found the process very well managed and the telephone interviews in particular made you ‘think on your feet’.

Interestingly I had initially drafted my submission using examples of successes but my assessor wanted to know about circumstances where essentially everything went wrong too! This gave me the opportunity to show that I understood the context of what happened around me and say not just what I did at the time, but also what I would do differently now.

Since I was awarded CMgr status it has really boosted my confidence and I’m looking forward to continuing my learning and development in the years to come.

Law and contract management examinations

ICE accredits various exams related to law and contracts. Find out more about them and how they could help your career.

Civil engineers are having to deal with more and more issues around contracts, so it's vital to understand how the law and practices work.

This exam is designed to improve your understanding of contracts. It covers contractual conditions, their legal framework and the management procedure you need to successfully complete projects.

What does the exam involve?

There are three modules, and each has its own exam:

  1. Law module – is divided into Law of Contract, Law of Tort and Law of Evidence. When you pass it, you'll have a solid understanding of the legal framework in which the Conditions of Contracts sit
  2. NEC module – is aimed at graduate engineers with practical experience. It will concentrate on questions around the NEC3 family of contracts and the Infrastructure Conditions of Contact
  3. Higher ICC / NEC Contract Management Exam – covers a similar syllabus to the NEC module but is set at a much higher level. It's aimed at relatively experienced qualified engineers

For more information about the course and what’s required, download a copy of the ICE Law and Contract Management Exam curriculum 2016 or the Law and Contract Management Examiners Report 2016.

Download previous versions of the examiners report below:

Examiners Report 2015
Examiners Report 2014
Examiners Report 2013

What are the benefits?

If you’re working towards your Chartered Professional Review, passing the exam will help to develop your commercial awareness.

For graduates on approved training schemes, the course could be worth up to five days' approved training per module (at the discretion of your supervising civil engineer)

Do you offer help to pass the exam?

ICE Law and Contracts classroom course
- The full ICE Law and Contracts classroom courses.

For more information, contact:
t: 020 7665 2116
e: contractsanddisputes@ice.org.uk

Specialised eLearning training are now available aimed at helping you through the qualification:

ICE Law and Contracts eLearning course
- The full ICE Law and Contracts eLearning course.

ICE Law and Contracts Management course for accredited ECC project managers
- For accredited NEC3 ECC project managers, wanting to pass the Law and Contracts examination.

ICE Law and Contracts Management course with NEC3: ECC project manager accreditation (Blended learning)
- For construction professionals who wants to become an accredited ECC Project Manager and pass the Law and Contracts examination.

For more information:

w: icetraining.org.uk
t: +44 (0)20 7665 2457
e: info@icetraining.org.uk

Apply now

Download the application form below.

Law and Contract Management application form

ICE Adjudicator's Qualifying Examination

You need this to pass this exam to get on the ICE Register of Adjudicators. Adjudicators on the register are experienced construction professionals and are expected to have also passed the ICE Law and Contract Management Examination.

What does the exam involve?

The adjudicator’s exam tests your level of knowledge around the law and procedure of adjudication. It focuses on the ICC Conditions of Contract and NEC3 Contracts.

The exam has two papers:

  1. A three-hour open book, decision-writing exam
  2. A two-hour closed book procedural exam

You don't need to be an ICE member to apply for this exam.

Download the syllabus for further details

What are the benefits?

Passing the adjudicator's exam will give you the opportunity to join the ICE Register of Adjudicators.

Apply now

Download the application form below:

ICE Adjudicators Examination application form

To apply, please contact:
e: disputes@ice.org.uk
t: +44 (0)20 7665 2116

ICE Arbitrators Endorsement Examination

This exam for anyone who wants to join the ICE Register of Arbitrators and who already has a strong understanding of law and contracts. It’s the next step after the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators syllabus for their Part II or B & C exam, which you'll need to have passed.

You’ll also need:

  • Modules 1 and 3 of the Law and Contract Management Examination
  • Practical experience in contract management and claims procedures

Passing the exam is a requirement for joining the ICE Register of Arbitrators.

You don't need to be an ICE member to apply for this exam.

To qualify, you need:

  • A good understanding of the law and procedure of arbitration, and the ICC Conditions of Contract and NEC3 Contracts
  • To pass an exam that has three compulsory questions, each needing different levels of attention and detail

Download the syllabus for further details

What are the benefits?

When you pass the exam you can apply to join the ICE Register of Arbitrators.

Find out more about joining the ICE Register of Arbitrators

Apply now

To apply, please contact:
e: disputes@ice.org.uk
t: +44 (0)20 7665 2116

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