Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

The Institute of Construction Claims Practitioners (ICCP) is an international organisation that provides recognition to those who have gained experience and qualifications within the specialist field of construction claims.

The objectives of the ICCP are: to establish international professional standards for the management of claims, to give recognition to those who have gained appropriate knowledge and experience in the management of claims and to help and educate those who wish to gain experience in the management of claims.

The ICCP is registered as a not for profit Special Purpose Trust in the Isle of Man. The institute is run by a Steering Committee comprising of a President, Executive Officer, 3 elected Fellows and our General Manager. The committee is responsible for setting standards and to grow the ICCP in line with institute objectives and in ways that benefit our members.

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Membership

Membership comes with a range of benefits, the details of which can be found on our Benefits page.

Members are awarded membership at Associate (AICCP), Member (MICCP) or Fellow (FICCP), depending on their levels of experience and qualifications. Learn more about Membership.

The membership criteria varies and is dependent on the level of membership you choose to apply for. Please visit our Membership page for full details.

For full details on membership fees, please visit our Membership Fees page. We would also like to note here that whilst there is some difference between Associate and Member fees, unlike other professional institutes, there is no difference between Member and Fellow fees. Rather than charge Fellows more to join, we opt to encourage Fellows to become involved in the institute in some capacity by serving on the ICCP Committee, contributing to the ICCP e-magazine, submitting articles for inclusion in the Member’s Area or presenting at ICCP conferences and / or seminars. We believe that such an approach encourages involvement from those viewed as experts within the industry and supports the idea of knowledge sharing.

Industry protocol allows members of professional institutions to use an appropriate designation. Registered ICCP members may use AICCP (Associate), MICCP (Member) or FICCP (Fellow).

No. The ICCP recognises that most construction claims practitioners gain their knowledge through hands-on experience. Membership is therefore awarded based on a combination of existing qualifications and demonstrable experience within the construction claims industry. Learn more about Membership.

Your membership is valid for one year from the date that your application is accepted. To maintain membership, you renewal fees must be paid on the same date each year.

Application is quite simple. For full details on how to apply, please visit our How To Apply page under Membership.

A referee is someone who can verify your membership application and all the information contained therein. Your referee must be someone who has known you in a professional capacity for a minimum of two years and who holds professional membership with another professional institute within the construction industry (e.g. CIOB, RICS, CICES, ICE, etc.).

Yes, we offer concessionary fees for applicants residing in certain countries. For full details of concessionary fees, please visit our Membership Fees page. If you don’t see your country listed and believe it should be, please get in touch with us and we’ll review it.

We will remind you to renew your subscription close to your renewal date so you don’t have to worry about it. If for some reason you do wish to contact us regarding your renewal, please send an email to membership@instituteccp.com.

The Register of Claims Practitioners is a list of construction claims professionals who are available for appointment. All those listed are current members of the ICCP who have subscribed to this list to promote their services and raise their professional profile. Each listing contains a professional image, background, profile and contact.

All members accepted at Member (MICCP) or Fellow (FICCP) have the option to subscribe to the Register of Claims Practitioners. The listing is charged at GBP 250 annually and the listing process will be undertaken at the same time as your membership application.

Upgrading to the next membership level is quite simple. Please visit our Upgrade Membership page for details.

If you have missed the reminders to renew your membership, don’t worry, your membership can easily be reinstated. For full details on how to get reinstated, please visit the Reinstate Membership page under Membership.

If you would like to specialise in construction claims you will need to gain skills, qualifications and some expertise before you would be eligible to join the ICCP. Claims Class is the ICCP’s accredited training partner and there are routes to membership with their courses. Some courses offer eligibility to join the ICCP as Associate and others offer eligibility to join as a full Member. Check out our Training page for more information.

Knowledge

If your application is successful, you will gain access to a private Member’s Area where we host technical content and information on contracts and claims. The Member’s Area is your gateway to Knowledge. Download articles, case studies, papers and templates, search for the latest releases in industry books, search and compare higher education courses, book your next seminar or CPD event and access past webinar recordings and presentations.

Absolutely. The ICCP offers CPD events via webinars. We plan to host seminars and an annual conference in future, when membership numbers make this viable.

Yes. The ICCP has a Training and Education sections where members can find details of accredited training and higher education courses offered by other organisations. Members and organisations are encouraged to keep us informed of events so that we can keep our information up to date.

Services to Third Parties

Yes. The ICCP maintains a list of current members which can be viewed on the ICCP Members page under Membership.

Whilst we do not recommend individual members or firms, we maintain a searchable database of individual and corporate ICCP members who are available for you to approach to discuss consultancy work.