Member (MCIHT)

The CIHT grade of Member (MCIHT) is conferred on professionals working in highways and transportation with proven ability who are making - or have made - measurable contributions to the profession. MCIHT is highly respected in the industry. You can apply for MCIHT based on meeting a range of flexible criteria based on academic, professional and practical experience. This flexibility ensures that CIHT is an inclusive Institution.

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Why you should become a Member (MCIHT) with CIHT

Stand out from the crowd – This professional status demonstrates the skills you’ve gained and guarantees your commitment to maintaining and developing your competence. By joining an organisation that is recognised globally it shows that you are serious about the industry and enhances the perception of you with employers worldwide.

Furthermore, you have the chance to be recognised as a leader in highways and transportation with awards and prizes, available exclusively to our members.

Drive performance, achieve targets and deliver solutions – Get access to the essential news, key trends, insights research materials and technical information that will develop your performance, get buy-in from colleagues and enable you to contribute more to the success of your employer.

Ongoing skills development – Get the answers you need and help you climb the career ladder. We can help you build your CPD and give you the answers when everyone is looking to you for results. Broaden your knowledge and access latest best practice by attending a wide range of CIHT events and accessing the latest thought leadership online.

Network and knowledge share – Maximise your connections online in our LinkedIn groups and face-to-face with attendance at regional and national events where you can meet with peers and key industry professionals including leaders in business and government.

Progress – Membership with CIHT is a key step towards Chartered status the peak of the profession. CIHT can be with you at every step with a structured pathway to career success.

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


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"Very useful, a lot of information . . . where we are up to date with day to day issues that our relevant to our industry."
"A good way of knowledge sharing . . . it's always useful to hear what other people are doing and take those examples and best practice forward."

Samantha Dyke, Principal Engineer, Traffic Management, Newcastle City Council


CIHT membership is a key part of being a transport planner in the UK. It provides us transport planners with a "home" and helps give us an identity, whilst providing the opportunity to enhance our knowledge through a wide range of seminars and publications.

Kamran Haider, Director, Pulsar Transport Ltd 

Being a Member with CIHT has helped improve my career prospects and work opportunities. It has also helped with achieving more recognition by colleagues and has improved my image with my employer.

The membership team based in London are brilliant to deal with. Extremely helpful and always quick to answer any queries. CPD events are frequent and always interesting.

Tasos Papaloucas, Traffic Engineer, B&NES Council 

CIHT is the membership body for the many not the few. Encompasses the world of highways and transportation and not the periphery or the calculations actively promoting women in their ever expanding presence in industry.

Julie Crawford, Regional Delivery Director, Highways England


Just a few of the things you get with CIHT Membership

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

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A minimum of 3 years’ experience for those embarking on a career in the Highways and Transportation sector.

CIHT Member fees (MCIHT)

Membership fees are adjusted depending on when you join in the year. For any queries, please contact e:

For a full list of fees please see our fees page.

What you need before you apply

To ensure the online application process is as efficient as possible you will be asked to provide the following supporting evidence as part of your application:

  • CV
  • Details of employment history for last three years
  • List of academic qualifications
  • List of professional bodies you belong to (this is not mandatory)
  • Proposer and Seconder including:
    • The professional body they belong to
    • Email address.

The proposer and seconder should be Members or Fellows of CIHT or a recognised professional body in a related sector.

Your proposer and seconder must have consented for CIHT to contact them about your application.


PLEASE NOTE: If you require any help on any of the supporting evidence, please get in touch with our Membership team who are ready to help you. Email us at or complete the enquiry form.

Next steps - apply to become a Member of CIHT

If you are already a Member or web registered with MyCIHT, ensure you are logged in.  This will mean that a large part of the application process has already been completed.

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Help and support

If you wish to contact us, please get in touch with our Membership team who are ready to help you. Email us at or call us or make an enquiry.

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