Chartered Fellow

Membership Benefits Shoutout

Chartered Fellow membership is the highest level of membership and reflects an individual's knowledge, expertise, experience and their position within the industry demonstrating that they are at the top of their profession. 

Chartered Fellow membership is awarded to those who, in addition to meeting the criteria and demonstrating competence required for member grade, also:

  • Hold or have been in a position of responsibility for a period of not less than five years, or
  • Have achieved recognised outstanding eminence in research, practice or teaching of the arts and sciences concerned with the built environment.

Chartered Fellows are entitled to use the designation 'Chartered Building Engineer' and the designatory letters FCABE. Chartered Fellow’s in private practice, subject to design authorisation, are entitled to incorporate the Association's logo on their professional notepaper and display material.

Why become a Chartered Fellow?

  • Mark of professionalism and commitment to good practice
  • Demonstrate to the industry that you have reached the top your profession
  • Assist in leading the industry through sharing your expertise


The Association considers positions of responsibility to include:

  • Operating a Practice, Business or Enterprise offering professional Building Engineering services to the public. 
  • Working within an organisation at a level which requires planning, budgeting, organisation and the control of tasks, people and resources and with the authority to make decisions in relation to these elements.
  • Working within an organisation and contributing to the development of strategic policies and objectives
  • Working in a key role in an organisation recognised by job title, job description, role on a board with influence over financial management (of budgets, fee profiles or clients’ money) or recruitment and performance of staff.

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