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The Application Process

Principles of Membership

Membership of the Institute of Clerks of Works and Construction Inspectorate is available to those who hold the relevant competencies and are engaged in any aspect of the inspection, superintendence of construction and/or maintenance of the built environment.


Those applying for membership will initially be asked to complete an Application Form.  With the Form, you will be required to send:

  • Photocopies of relevant academic and technical qualifications
  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • An application fee of £150.00.  This can be paid by cheque made out to “ICWCI” and crossed “Account Payee Only." Or, if you would prefer to make payment via debit/credit card, please tick the relevant box on the application form and a member of our team will contact you to take the payment.

Competency Report

On receipt of your completed application and supply of the above supporting documents, a member of the ICWCI membership team will check your eligibility to proceed further; if approved we will process your application fee and ask you to complete a Competency Report.  Guidelines on how to complete the report will be sent to you along with a Competency Report Template.

Membership Interview

Following receipt of your completed Competency Report, your submission will be sent off for assessment, the result of the assessment will let the Membership Team know whether your report sufficiently demonstrated the level of competency required to take you through to a competency interview.

If the information provided in your Competency Report was sufficient to proceed to the next stage, you will be asked to attend an interview.  Following the interview, a member of the Membership Team will communicate the outcome to you. 

If you require guidance with any aspect of your membership application, please contact ICWCI HQ.

We look forward to receiving your completed application form in due course.

We would emphasise that all information provided is regarded as strictly private and confidential and is not passed on to any third parties for purposes other than those connected with membership of the Institute.

To complete an online application form, click 'join us' at the top of this page; or to download a pdf application form please click here.

Overseas applicants and existing members wanting to apply for upgrade should contact ICWCI HQ to request the appropriate forms and information.