The other element of Professional Review is the relevant exam.
The interview tests your ability and ensures that you have satisfied all the core objectives within your Initial Professional Development (IPD).
You may attempt the interview before or after the exam, depending on what suits you best.
The interview normally lasts between 60 and 90 minutes. This includes around 10 minutes for you to make a presentation that explains how you have met your IPD objectives.
Reviewers will try to help you by asking appropriate questions, but it's essential that you can demonstrate how you have achieved all of your core objectives.
Please note that for 2023 all interviews will be conducted online. Your Regional Group will contact you to advise you of their preferred digital platform (e.g. Microsoft Teams or Zoom).
You'll need to click on the Apply Now button (when available) and have ready the following documents:
You will then be contacted by your Regional Group, who will request your portfolio of work and set a date for your interview. Please note that all interviews will be conducted remotely, and you will be advised by your Regional Group of their preferred digital platform (e.g. Microsoft Teams or Zoom).
More information on the core objectives, what to include in your e-portfolio and additional information can be found on the Initial Professional Development page.
Submit your Expression of Interest form at any time during the year to start the online process
If you want to take the interview, submit your associated documents by the following dates*:
Chartered and Associate-Membership
Hong Kong and ROW final chance to interview under current IPD Core Objectives - 1 April.
First interviews conducted under new IPD Core Objectives – 1 September.
*A late fee of £190 will be added to all applications received after the deadline.
After the application deadline has passed, the Institution will aim to have processed all applications within 6 weeks before sending these to the Regional Groups to begin preparing the interveiws. Typically, all interveiws will be conducted within 4 months of the initial application deadline, but may take longer due to certain circumstances.
Videos and practical guidance to help you build your portfolio and prepare for interview.
The following example scenarios were designed to test your understanding of how to manage ethical issues.
All members of the Institution of Structural Engineers should subscribe to the Statement of Ethical Principles.
Provides an overview of whistleblowing and how to raise a concern.