Member Class of the Association recognises an individual’s competence, being a combination of academic qualifications and practical experience which enable the individual to practise as a Chartered Building Engineer. Chartered membership signifies the attainment of a full professional.

Chartered members are entitled to use the designation 'Chartered Building Engineer' and the designatory letters MCABE. In addition, Chartered members in private practice, subject to design authorisation, are entitled to incorporate the Association's logo on their professional notepaper and display material. 

Information on using the logo can be obtained by contacting the Marketing Department on 01604 404121.

Criteria for Entry 

The Association offers a number of routes for a candidate to demonstrate that they meet the key competencies of a Chartered Building Engineer.

Principle Entry Route 4Direct Entry Route 5Graduate Entry Route 4

To find out which route is most suited to you, please view our video or our online guide to becoming a CABE member. 

This information has been developed to advise candidates like you on your individual route to membership, assist you in the preparation of your application, and improve your chances of being successful. 

If you have any questions after reading our guide, please make contact with our Membership team on +44 (0)1604 404 121.


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