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Law and contracts

Even if you're already professionally qualified, your learning doesn't stop. We offer a range of additional qualifications that can help point your career in exciting directions.

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.

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.

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

Module 1 Law Exam – 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.

Module 2 NEC Contract Management Exam – is aimed at professional service providers including architects, QS and engineers. It will concentrate on questions around the NEC family of contracts.

Module 3 Advanced NEC Contract Management Exam – covers a similar syllabus to Module 2 NEC module but is set at a much higher level and includes“sample” contractual provisions from familiar non-NEC contracts such as the ICC, FIDIC and JCT. It's aimed at experienced professional service providers.

For more information about the course and what’s required, download a copy of the Law and Contract Management Curriculum 2021-2022 or the Law and Contract Management Examiners Report 2019.

Download previous versions of the examiners report below:

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)

For more information, contact:
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Specialised eLearning training are now available aimed at helping you through the qualification:

For more information:

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- The full ICE Law and Contracts classroom courses.

For more information, contact:
t: 020 7665 2116
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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:

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t: +44 (0)20 7665 2457
e: [email protected]

Apply now

Due to the spread of Covid-19 the Law and Contract exam will now take place in June 2022 please download the application form below.

To apply, please contact:
e: [email protected]
t: +44 (0)20 7665 2424

ICE Adjudicator's Qualifying Examination

Due to Covid-19 restrictions the ICE Adjudicator's Qualifying Examination will now take place on Monday 7 February 2022. Please download the application form below.

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.

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:

To apply, please contact:
e: [email protected]
t: +44 (0)20 7665 2424

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

What are the benefits?

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

Join the ICE Register of Arbitrators

Apply now

To apply, please contact:
e: [email protected]
t: +44 (0)20 7665 2116

Got a question?

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