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Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors
(2009 charter)
TypeCivil engineering surveying professional association
HeadquartersSale, Greater Manchester, England
Region served
Key people
Stephen Slessor, President
SubsidiariesSURCO Ltd

The Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors or CICES is a professional association in the field of civil engineering surveying. CICES is now recognised as the leading chartered professional body for civil engineering surveyors. CICES members consist mainly of commercial managers and geospatial engineers working and studying within civil engineering surveying. The institution began in 1969 as the Association of Surveyors in Civil Engineering and became a registered educational charity in 1992. In 1992, CICES became the first associated institution of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and together formed two joint boards to provide and disseminate surveying knowledge and expertise; the Geospatial Engineering Board and Commercial Management Board.[1][2] CICES also has reciprocal membership agreements in place with the ICE. It publishes the Civil Engineering Surveyor, a monthly periodical publication.[3][4]

International recognition

CICES is an internationally recognised qualifying body established to regulate, educate and train surveyors working within civil engineering. The headquarters are in the United Kingdom, with 11 regions consisting of volunteer-led committee members. CICES regions include the UK, Ireland, Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates. CICES also has memoranda of understandings agreements with many international surveying institutions and is a member of the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG).[5]


Applicants for membership must demonstrate that they have fulfilled the institution's competency requirements and the general competencies plus at least one specialism must be met with and signed off by a sponsor.

Members may use designations after their names such as:

Members and Fellows of CICES are eligible to attain Incorporated Engineer and Chartered Engineer status through the Engineering Council.[6][7]

See also


  1. ^ "Geospatial Community of Practice". What We Do. ICE. Retrieved 29 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Management Expert panel". What We Do. ICE. Retrieved 29 July 2021.
  3. ^ "Civil Engineering Surveyor (CES)". Surco Ltd. CICES.
  4. ^ "Civil Engineering Surveyor Portal". Surco.
  5. ^ "FIG Member Associations". FIG. Retrieved 27 July 2021.
  6. ^ "Quick Guide Plus to Chartered Engineer (CEng)" (PDF). CICES. CICES. Retrieved 15 December 2020.
  7. ^ "Engineering Council announces new Licensed Member". Engineering Council. Retrieved 29 July 2021.