Our extensive range of online resources will help you discover how to become a member of ICE
ICE Fellowship, the highest grade of membership, recognises the significant contribution you’ve made to society. It shines a light on you as a civil engineer and your achievements as a leader in the profession, no matter where you are in the world.
Fellowship is for those who have lead the promotion, planning, design, construction, maintenance or management of major projects. It could also involve playing a part in changing policy for the sector in general.
Fellowship can be awarded in other ways too: for expertise in a technical subject area, or for engineering education and training. Applying for Fellowship is straightforward, and you don’t have to be a member to apply.
As an ICE Fellow, you’ll gain the ultimate recognition for your knowledge, ability and experience. This will positively increase your status amongst your peers, at your workplace and across your network. Not only that, you’ll be an ambassador of the profession and someone who can shape the future of ICE and industry.
It's a globally-recognised qualification and a mark of expertise to your employers and their clients.
As a Fellow, you will get all of ICE’s member benefits:
Increase your status through the use of post-nominal FICE
Achieve greater influence by shaping ICE’s and the industry’s future
Share your wealth of expertise with the wider built environment profession by contributing to conferences, publications and seminars
If you are thinking of applying for Fellowship, just go for it! Although the process for gaining the ICE Fellowship isn’t as intensive compared with CEng, take your time to build sufficient evidence to meet the criteria. Also, seek out your sponsors early and discuss which attributes you think you will be best aiming for.
Becoming an ICE Fellow is an important milestone in my career. It is greatly satisfying to have my knowledge, ability and experience recognised by ICE and my peers. Fellowship provides me with opportunities to work with and learn from enthusiastic professionals who share common values and ambitions.
Principal Geotechnical Engineer
I applied to become a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers because is an honour in the profession that I am proud to be a part of. The Fellowship provides the opportunity to be part of a community of similarly passionate and committed professionals, and provides a platform and chances of giving back to the profession.
Professor of Offshore Geotechnical Engineering and Deputy Director
When I was setting out on my career, I never dreamt I’d ever attain FICE but after nearly 40 years in the industry, anything is possible! Being a Fellow of ICE gives me an “inner warmth” feeling. It is also a vindication that you are doing and have done things the right way, and that this is appreciated by my peers.
The Fellowship guidance document provides full details on the process and the attributes you will need to demonstrate. Reading this document will highlight what you need to include with your application.
There are also videos that will give you further details on what you need to show in your application.
Alternatively, we can assess your suitability before applying by supplying an up-to-date CV (maximum of 4 pages of A4), containing your personal achievements. It would also be helpful to indicate which of the Fellowship attributes you are considering applying against.
For advice on applying, or to have a preliminary assessment, please contact your Regional Director or International contact.
You will pay a non-refundable fee when you apply. When you have been awarded Fellowship, you just need to continue to pay an annual membership fee to enjoy the benefits of being an ICE Fellow. Details on the cost are available on our fees page.
Get recognition for your contribution to the engineering profession and shine a light on your achievements as an ICE Fellow.