This membership suitable for students who are studying one of the courses related to the facilities management, engineering, Architect, construction management, and surveying management or you are working towards one of those professionals said above less than 1 year then you can apply for membership which comes with benefits.
This category demonstrates that you have a clear understanding of through a nationally recognized qualification. This is the ideal category if you're looking to show the world that you take facilities management, construction management and surveying seriously, and is suited to a wide range of professions.
To become an Associate member, you must have an accredited qualification. As an Associate Member, you can use the letters AIBS after your name. If you're currently practising in facilities management, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, architect, construction management, and surveying and have atleast 1-2 years experience, you should apply for Associate Membership and maintain your CPD, as Associate membership does not reflect your status as a professional.
List of the Qualifications we accept:
This category is for people who are working towards becoming full Members. They will be asked to complete the Initial Professional Development (IPD). To qualify for this level of membership, you'll need to have completed an IBS-accredited degree level qualification. Check the list of accredited courses we accept for Graduate membership. As a Graduate Member, you can use the letters Grad IBS after your name. All Graduates maintain a CPD record.
To be eligible for a Recent Graduate membership, you must have graduated from a recognized university with a baccalaureate degree (or higher) in materials, materials engineering, Electrical engineering, Mechanical engineering, Civil engineering, Facilities management, Building surveyors, Quantity surveyors, Residential surveyors, Project management, Architect engineering, and any other engineering discipline related to the field within five years of the date of applying for membership.
If you are applying through a professional route you must have at least 3-4 years of work experience in the construction industry, design engineering, facilities and building management, planning and development, health and safety, environmental sector & surveying.
To become a Fellow of the institute, individuals must meet the eligibility criteria below and can apply from any existing grade or directly as a non-member. The direct entry route is not assessed on qualification but against experience held and the contribution and impact on the wider industry.
Applications are split into six sections which must be completed in full:
1. Scene Setting
Explaining key strategic and influential responsibilities and accountabilities within a recent position.
Illustrating your strategic influence within an organization, including examples of projects or strategies that have impacted on the financial performance, efficiencies and customer experience.
3. Leadership Qualities
Highlighting how you have effectively led a team or major initiative to achieve business success.
4. Change Management
Describe a significant and successful change management programme that you have led.
5. Business Continuity, Risk, and Compliance
Providing demonstrable examples of how you have developed or impacted on an effective FM risk strategy; FM policies and protocols to maintain compliance with legislative, statutory and regulatory obligations in line with best practice.
6. Impact and Contribution
Reflecting on your personal contribution to the industry or wider built environment profession, either through an organization or in a voluntary capacity (for example through an IBS) – identifying how you will continue to contribute to the Institute or profession in a promotional or ambassadorial role.