Fellow (FCIHT) is the highest grade of membership of the Institution and is conferred on those working in highways and transportation with proven ability who have made a significant contribution to their profession.
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Enhance your status in the industry and wider business world – Fellow status demonstrates your depth of knowledge, expertise and strategic input. It highlights the continuous long-term business performance you have delivered. By joining an organisation that is recognised globally it shows that you are a leader within the industry and enhances the perception of you with organisations worldwide.
Drive performance, strategy and be an example for others to follow – Get access to the essential news, key trends, insights, research materials and technical information that will ensure you are at the forefront of the industry and guarantees that your organisation is moving in the right direction.
Ensure that your knowledge remains relevant and dynamic – We can help you build your CPD and give you the answers when everyone is looking to you for results. Improve and broaden your knowledge, access best practice from outside your company, by attending a wide range of CIHT events and uncovering the latest thought leadership online.
Showcase your expertise and grow your network with access to senior networks – Maximise your connections online in our LinkedIn groups and face-to-face meetings with attendance at regional and national events where you can meet with peers and key industry professionals including leaders in business and government.
Shape the future of the industry – Eligible to participate on CIHT Boards, Panels and Committees you can have real influence on the direction of the industry. You also can mentor and inspire the next generation of highways and transportation professionals.
Save money – Discounts on events plus CIHT Options enables you to get discounts on lifestyle, recreation, business products and services and much more.
This recent webinar discusses why you should consider applying for FCIHT and will answer some of the questions you may have.
You will also be able to hear insights from a member of the Membership Assessment Panel.
This webinar was recorded in July 2023 to tie-in with our free membership upgrade month (August 2023).
Organisations throughout the public and private sectors have acknowledged the value of Fellowship status in providing greater;
Examples of evidenced FCIHT attributes include:
Depending upon the applicant’s particular career path, it may not be possible, or essential, to cover all of these attributes. FCIHT applicants are required to clearly demonstrate their roles, responsibilities and contributions, emphasising these where relevant.
The list below gives examples of those who may satisfy the requirements for election at Fellow grade:
CIHT Learn: Access to bitesize eLearning activities and resources to develop the skills and knowledge you need as a professional working in highways and transportation
CIHT Connect: An opportunity to network with members and discuss topics, explore ideas, discover best practice, build connections, develop expertise and find solutions to commonly shared challenges
Transportation Professional magazine: Covers all the latest news, case studies, opinions and insights relevant to your career
News & Updates: Get the essential news and updates to keep you ahead of the competition
CIHT Regions: There are 12 CIHT Regions and Nations, and several in the rest of the world, and each Regional Committee organises regular meetings and seminars. High profile speakers often address these events and they provide a convenient means for gaining continuing professional development (CPD) experience, updating knowledge and networking with colleagues
Webinar Library: Exclusive access to an online resource to get the latest in thought leadership, best practice, insights and inspiration into projects that are changing the shape of your sector
Technical Expertise: Essential technical information that will ensure you are at the forefront of the industry
Mentor Programme: Share your knowledge, skills and experience to help others to achieve their development goals
Request a mentor: CIHT mentoring is available to Members who are currently working towards Engineering Council registration and would like to work with a mentor who has good knowledge of the relevant standard and the process involved in achieving it
The Work: Exclusive to members. A curated resource of case studies created from the shortlisted entries of the CIHT Awards. Discover the stories behind the work, view the supporting information, visuals, evidence and more that goes into current best practice
Qualifications: Get your experience and competence professionally recognised as a Chartered Engineer, Incorporated Engineer, Engineering Technician or as a Chartered Transport Planning Professional
Exclusive CPD: Ensure that your knowledge remains relevant and dynamic when people are looking to you for the answers
Be part of consultations: Working closely with members and influential stakeholders, CIHT shapes the decisions that affect the sector and society
Your Voice @ CIHT: Get your voice heard at the heart of CIHT and shape the organisation’s future
CIHT Options: An exclusive portfolio containing money-saving discounts and offers, designed to support CIHT members both personally and professionally
Venue Hire: Looking for a cost effective, centrally-located venue to hire in London? Speak to our team today. Discounted rates for CIHT members
It is very much directly targeted at people in the highways and transportation field . . . fantastic that we have our own body to represent us and to promote the industry. Rather than being lost within a much wider range of disciplines. They can work very directly in the highways and transportation field.
Ryan Hutchinson, Technical Director, Strategic Higways, AECOM
CIHT offers a great opportunity to be recognised as a transport professional contributing to solving current and future mobility issues.
Rehan Mian, Director, Transport, WSP
The CIHT provides an excellent community of practice through its various pathways for professional development as well as providing an information platform and networks for ongoing personal development.
Tony Brennand, Principal Adviser, Strategic Transportation, NZ Transport Agency
CIHT Membership keeps you in the know through all media channels. This along with opportunities to pursue qualifications and learning makes membership really worthwhile.
Paul Boss, Highway Asset Manager, Amey
To ensure the online application process is as efficient as possible we require the following supporting evidence for us to complete your application:
Service responsibilities and/or projects managed - Examples of work/projects demonstrating your suitability for Fellowship. Please include details of your technical achievements, level of financial responsibility, management responsibility, contribution to training and staff development or mentoring etc.
Professional Commitment - Examples of your involvement in promoting the profession, or promoting diversity in the profession and including service to CIHT at regional or national level) or other institutions where you have contributed). In addition you may include items where you have contributed to the industry, i.e. writing papers, provided support or advice on innovation or enhanced industry knowledge
Continuing Professional Development - Examples of CPD undertaken in the past two years
Management responsibility within the service provider/company - Examples of direct / indirect people management, contribution to training and staff development or mentoring, organisation
Your proposer and seconder must have consented for CIHT to contact them about your application. By providing us with their details you have provided consent for us to contact them about your application.
Additional information required about the Proposer and Seconder
- The professional body they belong to
- Email address
- Employer and job title
- Number of years known in work capacity
- Statements written about you by your Proposer and Seconder (min 100 and max 200 words). We advise that you ask your proposers to send you their statements about you and then you copy the text into the online application form
PLEASE NOTE: If you require any help on any of the supporting documentation, please get in touch with our Membership team who are ready to help you. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the enquiry form.
Step 1: Complete the online application form.
As part of the online application process you are required to provide supporting evidence. Your application will not be processed until all supporting evidence has been inputted (Please see below for full list).
Step 2: Submit the application form.
Step 3: Await our response.
We will contact each applicant whether successful or not.
If you are already a Member or web registered with MyCIHT then ensure you are logged in. This will mean that a large part of the application process has already been completed.Apply today
Your application will be reviewed by our Membership Application Panel, made up of senior fellows, where they will evaluate the application and make the final decision.
As part of the process your Proposers and Seconders will be contacted to verify their statements.
If you are successful in your application, you will receive notification and a certificate confirming your achievement.
If you are unsuccessful in your application, you will receive notification with an explanation for the decision. We will provide guidance as to how you may wish to address the reasons, in order to provide further evidence or resubmit your papers at a later date.
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