Chartered Institute of Building Service Engineers (CIBSE)Mandatory
The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) received its Royal Charter in 1976. It is the professional body that exists to:
‘support the Science, Art, and Practice of building services engineering, by providing our members and the public with first-class information and education services and promoting the spirit of fellowship which guides our work.’
CIBSE promotes the career of building services engineers by accrediting courses of study in further and higher education, by approving work-based training programmes and providing routes to full professional Registration and Membership, including Chartered Engineer, Incorporated Engineer, and Engineering Technician. Once qualified, CIBSE offers a range of services, all focussed on maintaining and enhancing professional excellence throughout a career.
As a member of CIBSE, members are required by the Code of Professional Conduct to maintain professional competence. The Institution provides clear guidance and support for professional development, and enabling them to develop in their careers.
There is no minimum number of hours of CPD members are required to undertake. Instead, members should
focus on the outputs of CPD activity for the maintenance and enhancement of competence, appropriate to the individual and their job role.