Reinstating your membership

Find out what you need to do, depending on your previous grade of membership, and how long it’s been since your membership ended.

What you need to do depends on:

  • What grade of membership you had
  • How long ago it ended

If your membership ended less than 10 months ago, you can reinstate it online via 'My subscriptions'.

If you are unable to do this, please contact Membership Services on +44(0) 20 7665 2227 or email subs@ice.org.uk

If your membership ended more than 10 months ago click on the relevant tab below.

Student reinstatement

If you are still studying, we can extend your free student membership. Simply email students@ice.org.uk and provide the following details:

  • ICE membership number
  • Name of the university/college and title of your course
  • Expected graduation date

If you have already completed your studies, you can apply for Graduate membership.

Apply for Graduate membership online

Graduate reinstatement

To reinstate your GMICE membership you need to:

  1. Check that we have correct details about your qualifications
  2. Pay the relevant fees

Please call +44 (0)20 7665 2211 or email graduates@ice.org.uk to find out if we have a certified copy of your qualification/s or if you need a new Academic Assessment.

Please see our fees pages for details of any reinstatement fees to pay and, the current year’s subscription (payable on a pro-rata basis). You can pay by contacting Membership Services on +44 (0)20 7665 2227.

If you are entitled to a concession, please fill in the reduced subscription fee application form and send it to subs@ice.org.uk or Membership Services Department, ICE, One Great George Street, London SW1P 3AA.

If you had a training agreement and also want to reinstate that, please email your request to cats@ice.org.uk once your GMICE has been reinstated.

Member reinstatement

If you were a professionally qualified member or technician (MICE or EngTech/IEng/CEng MICE or CEnv MICE), what you need to do to re-join depends on how long it has been since your membership ended.

Your membership is deemed to have ended on 1 January of the first year that your subscriptions were not paid.

How to find out when your membership ended?

Call +44 (0)20 7665 2012 or email membership@ice.org.uk

Ended up to 10 months ago

If your membership ended less than 10 months ago, you can reinstate it online via 'My subscriptions'.

If you are unable to do this, please contact Membership Services on +44(0) 20 7665 2227 or email subs@ice.org.uk

Ended between 10 months and three years ago

If you have been off the ICE membership roll between 10 months and three years, you will need to show us what you have been doing.

You can do this by sending the following documents to professional.reviews@ice.org.uk

We will assess your submission. If there is not enough information to make a decision, we may ask you to provide more information or to attend an interview. The interview helps ICE to assess you against the attributes or standards required for your membership grade.

If your application is approved you will be re-admitted on payment of the necessary fees.

Ended more than three years ago

If your membership ended more than three years ago, you will need to demonstrate that through your experience and continuing professional development you have maintained your competence for the membership grade you are reinstating. You will need to send the following documents to professional.reviews@ice.org.uk:

We will assess your submission. If the assessors are not able to determine the level of competence from the information provided, we may ask you to provide more information or to attend an interview. The interview will be against the attributes or standards for the membership grade you are reinstating to. There is a fee payable for the reinstatement interview .

Engineering Council / Chartered Environmentalist registration only

If you are a current professionally qualified ICE member and only want to reinstate your registration with the Engineering Council (EngTech/IEng/CEng) or the Society for the Environment (CEnv), you need to follow the same process as outlined above depending on when your registration ended.

Retired members

If you are retired and you want to re-join, you will need to follow the process outlined above, depending on when your membership ended, except that you do not need to send us any CPD records. Please ensure that you sign a declaration under our Code of Professional Conduct in the application form.

Applying for a higher grade

If you want to apply for a higher grade you can apply directly if you wish. If you are successful in applying for a higher grade, you will still have to pay a reinstatement fee together with the appropriate:

  • ICE subscription fee
  • Engineering Council registration fee (if applicable)

Membership of another professional body

If you have gained membership with another professional body with which ICE has a recognition agreement* you can use this route to membership as an alternative to undertaking the reinstatement process. ICE has 4 recognition routes:

*Membership obtained using a recognition route does not allow you to use the ICE Chartered Civil Engineer title.

Fees

You will need to pay a reinstatement fee, a professional review interview fee (if applicable), plus the current year's subscription fee (payable on a pro-rata basis) and any Engineering Council subscription charges (if applicable), before you can re-join. The current year’s fees will be pro-rated. Check the current fees.

Fellow reinstatement

If you were a Fellow (FICE) or professionally qualified Fellow (EngTech/IEng/CEng FICE/CEnv FICE), what you need to do to re-join depends on how long it has been since your membership ended.

Your membership is deemed to have ended on 1 January of the first year that your subscriptions were not paid.

How to find out when your membership ended?

Call +44 (0)20 7665 2012 or email membership@ice.org.uk

Ended up to 10 months ago

If your membership ended less than 10 months ago, you can reinstate it online via 'My subscriptions'.

If you are unable to do this, please contact the Membership Services on +44(0) 20 7665 2227 or email subs@ice.org.uk

FICE EngTech/IEng/CEng or CEnv

Ended between 10 months and three years

If you were a professionally qualified Fellow and have been off the ICE membership roll between 10 months and three years, you will need to show us what you have been doing.

You can do this by sending the following documents to fellowship@ice.org.uk:

We will assess your submission. If there is not enough information to make a decision, we may ask you to provide more information or to attend an interview. The interview helps ICE to assess you against the attributes required for your membership grade.

If your application is approved you will be re-admitted on payment of the necessary fees .

Ended more than three years ago

If you were a professionally qualified Fellow and your membership ended more than three years ago, you need to demonstrate that through your experience and continuing professional development you have maintained your competence for the membership grade you are reinstating. You will need to send the following documents to fellowship@ice.org.uk:

You need to send the following documents to fellowship@ice.org.uk:

  • A re-admission to membership application form
  • A CV, including the period you have not been a member
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD) records for the last three years and your Development Action Plan for the next 12 months – our CPD guidance has more information
  • A statement of no more than 500 words explaining why your membership ceased
  • A 1,000 word report which demonstrates, with reference to the relevant membership attributes or standards (not the Fellowship attributes), how through your experience and continuing professional development you have maintained your competence
  • Completed questionnaire forms filled out by two sponsors (please email fellowship@ice.org.uk for the form to be sent to you)
  • Certified copies of your academic qualifications

We will assess your submission. If the assessors are not able to determine the level of competence from the information provided, we may ask you to provide more information or to attend an interview. The interview will be against the attributes or standards for the professional qualification you are reinstating to. There is a fee payable for the reinstatement interview.

FICE only

If you were a direct entry FICE only member and have been off the ICE membership roll for more than 10 months, you will need to show us what you have been doing.

You can do this by sending the following documents to fellowship@ice.org.uk:

We will assess your submission. If there is not enough information to make a decision, we may ask you to provide more information.

If your application is approved you will be re-admitted on payment of the necessary fees .

Retired members

If you are retired and you want to re-join, you need to follow the relevant process outlined above, but you do not need to submit CPD records. Please ensure that you sign a declaration under our Code of Professional Conduct in the application form.

Fees

You will need to pay a reinstatement fee, plus the current year's subscription fee and any Engineering Council and/or Society for the Environment (CEnv) subscription charges (if applicable), before you can re-join. The subscription fees will be pro-rated. Check the current fees.

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