CIWEM Membership and External Registrations

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CIWEM Members are a global network of professionals who share a passionate interest in the water and environment industry. CIWEM Membership is recognised the world over as a symbol of excellence. Your membership develops as you progress through your studies and career by giving you access to the latest knowledge, research and information, high-quality support services, CPD opportunities and more.

Types of membership you can apply for:

External Registrations

CIWEM is licensed by the Engineering Council, Science Council and Society for the Environment to award their professional qualifications to suitably qualified candidates. Applications for registration with the External Bodies can be made at the same time as applying for CIWEM Fellow/Chartered Member (or Associate for the Chartered Environmentalist, Incorporated Engineer and Engineering Technician registrations).

The External registrations offered are:

  • Chartered Engineer, Incorporated Engineer, Engineer Technician (Engineering Council)
  • Chartered Scientist (Science Council)
  • Chartered Environmentalist (Society for the Environment)

Please see the attached guidance documents for more information about these registrations.





*Please note that the minimum academic criteria for prospective engineers, is available in the Engineering Council’s UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence. In order to apply as a standard applicant, you will be required to have achieved the minimum academic criteria. You are strongly advised to check whether or not you have satisfied the academic criteria before beginning your application. You can find our self-assessment guidance document here. If your programme is not accredited by a UK professional engineering institution, FEANI or a signatory of a relevant international accord, please contact for more information.

Additionally, members are entitled to discounts on training and membership through the Academy of Experts, which offers a host of programmes to help individuals serve as expert witnesses in complex arbitrations and court proceedings.