Fellowship of CIWEM provides the ultimate recognition of your career achievements and will create a step change in the opportunities available to you. Fellows are sought after when the very best contributions are required on the most interesting and engaging activities.
Around the world, people face new and challenging water and environmental problems every day. FCIWEM demonstrates that you have made a significant contribution to addressing these issues. This prestigious qualification acknowledges the positive impact you have made on the profession. Becoming a fellow of CIWEM enables you to continue to inspire others and help future generations.
As a successful applicant you will be entitled to use the internationally-recognised post-nominal designations of FCIWEM.
If you are unsure which route to FCIWEM is right you you find further guidance here.
Fellow is our highest grade of membership and is designed for those who have a significant level of experience in a senior role. CIWEM fellows are highly respected professionals, having reached a level of demonstrable professional excellence and achievement in the sustainable management of our environment. You will need to be able to demonstrate your career progression and leadership skills to a senior level.
There are four routes to fellowship at CIWEM: Direct Entry (C.WEM FCIWEM or FCIWEM only), Transfer to Fellow (C.WEM FCIWEM) and Nominated Fellow (FCIWEM).
You can find further guidance on these routes and find out which route is right for you in our additional guidance document, this can be download here.
Transfer to Fellow
If you're already a CIWEM Chartered Member and transferring to fellow, you'll need to be able to demonstrate your career progression to a senior level.
If you have already undergone a Professional Review Interview through CIWEM you won't have to undergo a further review in order to be awarded this grade of membership.
To apply for fellowship through the 'Transfer to Fellow' route you will need to
Direct Entry to Fellow (C.WEM FCIWEM or FCIWEM only)
If you are new to CIWEM you will need apply via the Direct Entry route, here you can also complete your Chartership application to acheive C.WEM and any external registrations you also seek.
Please note that the application requirements for Chartered Membership include an Honours Degree or demonstratable equivalence, professional experience (at a senior level for fellows), as well as the successful demonstration of all 14 of CIWEM’s Mandatory Competences.
To apply for fellowship through the 'Direct Entry' route you will need to
An individual seeking Fellowship in this category will be operating in the water and/or environmental sector and will be eminent in their field, or in a position where they steer strategic direction regionally, nationally or internationally.
For advice on applying through this route or if you are unsure whether you qualify, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note if you currently hold C.WEM all applications for FCIWEM must be made by the 'Transfer to Fellow' route.
All applications for Nominated Fellow will undergo initial assessment upon submission, applicants may be recommended to apply via the Direct Entry FCIWEM route, here additional documentation including a CPD record may be requested
Nominees are required to submit the following documentation:
Applications for Nominated Fellow must be submitted to email@example.com.
There is an application fee of £155 (£100 if your organisation is a corporate member).
Existing CIWEM members will not be required to pay this application fee, just a transfer fee of £55.
If your applying for chartered membership, you will need a professional review interview costing £195.
The annual membership fee is £305.
We’re with you every step of your application and throughout your membership, get detailed advice on your membership application from completing your mandatory competencies and preparing for your professional review interview to supporting you with your CPD. Just call +44(0)207 8313110 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will be delighted to help.